Both natural "undyed" grey and off white warps are available in 2, 3, and 4-ply style yarns. Worsted wool warps are suitable for any weft-face project including rugs, wall hangings, Navajo weaving designs and tapestry. Because they are worsted wool they are both supple and very strong.
For tapestries choose the 2 or 3-ply warp and set it at 6-10 ends per inch. Then use Botanica (Item 15), Geo (Item 3) or Deco (Item 2) for the weft. Ethnic geometric designs also work well at this sett.
For weft faced rugs, use the 4-ply wool single, or doubled for extra body, at 4 ends per inch for tabby or 5-6 ends per inch for twill. For weft, you'll find every color you could want (almost) in Halcyon Rug Wool (Item 1). Deco and Geo (items 2 and 3) may also be used but double these yarns for a good weave.
2-ply 3-ply 4-ply
Yards per pound 1040 700 560
Yards per mini cone 260 175 140
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Unit: approx. 1 lb cone, wt. & price vary +/- 30%.
Fiber content: 100% Wool.
Yards/pound: 1040, 700, 560.
Knitting weight: Warp.
Yardage/unit: 1040, 700, or 500 yards / approx. 1 lb cone, wt. & price vary +/- 30%.
Wraps/inch: 20, 16, or 14 (wpi).
Weaving tabby sett: .
Weaving twill sett: .
Enlarge and explain tassel? For color accuracy please see sample card: Warps & More Warps Sample Card - Wool and Linen Rug and Tapestry Warps for $3.50/ea.