Duet Cotton / Linen Weaving Yarn ~ Dune
$ 23.00 USD
Duet - GIST's first line of weaving yarn. Dune is a lovely, sandy beige.
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 used Duet for the Rigid Heddle Playbox. I loved it, and have purchased more to make a scarf.
Yarn is strong, yet not bulky. Still working on best use and heddle size that would work best.
This yarn is wonderful. I am weaving waffle weave washcloths with it. It warps like a dream. I also love that I haven't had one not in any of my cones. Knots aren't a big deal, but I certainly don't miss them if I don't have them. :)
I am very pleased in my dealings with GIST.
I wove one scarf with the Storm duet and it was so beautiful I bought the Pear so I could weave another scarf. This fiber is easy to warp and weave on an Ashford SampleIt loom.