Assorted Yarns

Yarn Choices

So much Yarn, so little storage space!  Ever the weaver's lament.  See why when you examine the variety and colors...

The following links are to online sample cards showing color selection.  You may have to scroll a bit to find the color chart.  I purchase the yarn wholesale and it is included in the price to you. 

Wools, Alpaca, Mohair, Blends

JaggerSpun of Maine

8/2 worsted wool is used for lightweight wool blankets.  8/3 paired with Montera (next) for thicker blankets.
See Throws and Blankets, image 1, which is all 8/2.

8/2 50% wool, 50% silks. Positively ravishing colors!

Classic Elite in Billerica, MA

I use two yarns here - dyed Inca alpaca, and Montera. The alpaca is 4 thin plies and very strong.  The Montera is llama and wool, single ply and very soft, and strong enough only for weft.

Farm Alpaca in Natural Animal Colors

Sadly, my previous source in Maine is out of business.  I'm evaluating this farm in Oregon:
The yarn they produce comes in two weights, so both light weight items and thicker, warm items are possible.

Throws and Blankets, image 6, two throws in natural colored alpaca have a Classic Elite red accent.

Mountain Colors in Montana

There are two colorways I use:  solitary colors which are lightly streaked and hand painted.  Targhee Wool is an American original breed and it is indeed as soft as cotton.  A beautiful throw material. 

See Throws and Blankets, image 2, which is wool and mohair.

See Throws and Blankets, image 3, which wool and mohair.

For dramatic custom creations, explore some of their different yarns:

Weaving Southwest in New Mexico

This yarn is the weft in the Navajo-style decorative rugs.
See Wall Hangings.

Rayon Chenille

Home page and Throws and Blankets, image 7.

Linen, Cottolin, Cotton

Much of the linen available is raised and spun in Sweden.  Although the flax plant grows well in parts of the US, it isn't much raised or processed here.  Processing is time-consuming.

This Swedish dyed linen comes in two weights, placemat and towel.
Table Linens, images 7, 8, 10, 12, and 13.

Cottolin is a common name for 60% cotton, 40% linen, regardless of brand.
Table Linens, images 3, and 5.

This unmercerized Swedish cotton has a tight twist and comes in nice colors, though not quite as rich as an mercerized cotton:

The following cotton comes in an extensive color palette and was used in the warp faced placemat set, It is mercerized, which is glossy.
Table Linens, image 6.