Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Tapestry wool?

What is tapestry wool exactly?
Anybody knows that?
I haven't heard it before. I googled it but I couldn't hit exact meaning of the word.

It occurred to me that I once bought a yarn which was for weaving and I was informed that most people weave tapestry and rug with that yarn here when I bought some of them for my husband's vest. It was almost two years ago.

That's it!
That kind of yarn is really tapestry wool, isn't it? Then I went to a store and asked for the tapestry wool. I seemed to surprised shop assistants at the store. They said they usually use stronger thread such as one that made of polyester or cotton for knitting garments but at the time I insisted that I really needed. I finally decided to buy one. They helped me so much to fit the yarn to my jacket color. They picked up the yarn skillfully. It was totally my jacket's color!


One on the left hand side is TUNAYARN which I think it to be tapestry wool.
The yarn is called filtgarn, means blanket or rug yarn/wool.

Is there something worng on the yarn I bought?
I hope not...


At 8:12 PM, Blogger enallagma9 said...

I usually think of tapestry wool as yarn used for needlepoint, such as Paternayan, but I think any strong, smooth, not-too-thick wool yarn would work. It looks like what you bought should work, I think.

At 11:34 PM, Blogger kate said...

This is actually what I was talking about:
but use whatever works for you. Or if you're using a yarn that will work for seaming, just use that. The Karabella doesn't work. It comes apart.

At 7:58 PM, Blogger Jen said...

My LYS also specializes in needlepoint, so they have a wall of knots of needlepoint wool. I think I got 30 yards for about $2. I was able to get a really close color match. I think they sell the DMC variety too, but it's in drawers and I just bought what was out on display.

My yarn is slubby and wouldn't be good for seaming, either. You could even use fingering weight sock yarn, if you had a good color match.

You wouldn't want to use a nylon or polyester thread, you would want to match the fiber content of your yarn. Synthetics are too strong and can abrade natural fibers and weaken them. My mom, the quilter, taught me this!


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