A Weaver’s Guide to Yarn
by Liz Gipson
Infinitely variable and wondrous stuff, is yarn. We love it, but sometimes it just doesn’t seem to love us back. A Weaver’s Guide to Yarn is one weaver’s attempt to unlock the mysteries of selecting yarns for weaving on the rigid-heddle loom, although the information is widely applicable to all loom types.
Written with the rigid-heddle weaver in mind, this book starts with selecting yarns, the biggest stumbling block for weavers, then dives into how to measure it, how it is made, and what it is made of. There are tips for buying yarn in all the ways you can find it.
Pulled together from ten years of writing on the subject of yarn as it relates to weaving and countless hours interacting with weavers and listening to their befuddlement over yarn issues, this guide is created to peel away the layers and give you the information you need to succeed, all pulled together in one volume. No more hunting and pecking to find the information you thought you saw somewhere else.
In this guide you will find:
- How to substitute one yarn for another
- The secret to selecting the perfect sett
- Color hacks
- A checklist for how to know which yarn to use for what purpose
- Comprehensive fiber information
- Yarn construction fundamentals
- How to decode yarn information in a weaving pattern
Print version is 74 pages, full color, 8 ½” by 5 ½”, perfect bound.