What 20/2 tapestry yarns do you use

I am new to tapestry weaving and want to begin blending colors. I have read that you can bundle 20/2 yarns but brands are not mentioned.


Posted on Mon, 01/12/2015 - 15:40

The yarn I use is from Fine Fiber Press and is a nice wool imported from Norway.

I use it in multiple strands for tapestry weft, number of strands per weft bundle depending on the warp sett.  For instance, I might use it a 6 together for 8 epi of warp of 12/12 cotton seine twine.  Fewer strands of weft when using 10 or 12 epi with smaller seine twine.


Posted on Mon, 01/12/2015 - 23:18

 The Woolery sells Swedish 6/1 wool for tapestry weaving.  There are 74 colors.  It is the Scandinavians who still dye their yarns in lots of colors.  And they make yarns specifically for weaving.


Posted on Tue, 01/13/2015 - 02:08

I like Alf yarns too, I sometimes use them exclusively in a bundle 5-6 as Tommye suggests at 8 epi. It has a sheen to it and the colors are rich. You can call Fine Fibre Press ( remember they are on Pacific Time! ) and have a color card sent to you for a minimal fee. I also like to mix it with other yarns to give a slightly richer color.