Duet Cotton / Linen Weaving Yarn ~ Chambray
$ 23.00 USD
Duet - GIST's first line of weaving yarn. Chambray is lovely flowering blue.
2 slubby plies of US grown cotton + 1 ply of European tow linen. A beautiful, textured yarn designed especially for weavers. Strong enough for warp, soft enough to wear next to skin, and hardy enough for kitchen towels. Truly a versatile yarn that we hope will become a beloved staple on your loom for many kinds of projects. Comes on ¼ lb. (4 oz) cones with 600 yards per cone.
55% linen / 45% cotton. 2,390 ypp. Suitable for warp and weft, on rigid heddle, table, and floor looms. Recommended sett of 12-16 epi. Machine wash on cool. Air dry or machine dry (air drying preserves the life of linen longer). Linen gets a softer and lovelier hand with each washing.
Spun and dyed in North Carolina.
I'm a novice weaver. When I started at the beginning of lockdown, I had a goal of working with linen. Didn't have great results with other yarn I tried, but I warped and wefted with Duet, and it worked like a charm.
While I love the colors, the feel and the drape of this yarn. I found way too many knots in mine. Big enough that they wouldn’t go through a 12 dent heddle on my 4 shaft loom. I had lots of broken warp threads and pilling because of so many big knots. Maybe I’m doing something wrong?
Making placemats and napkins for Christmas presents this year. The texture of Duet just shines in simple plain weave.
I started weaving with cottolin and then moved on to other fibers including cotton, linen, hemp, wool and others. Duet is a great yarn with both cotton and linen plies. It's strong but bright and has a great hand. I've done a couple table runners and a bunch of napkins at 10 epi - they are all wonderful!
I’m just learning little loom tapestry weaving and saw this cotton/linen advertised as both warp and weft. I wove a 3x5 inch design with this in 3 colors at 12epi and absolutely love it. Holds really well as warp and a crisp design can be achieved at 12 epi. Love the bright colors but please add some warm colors like terra cotta, brown, turquoise!