Tapestry Weaving Yarns
Tapestry weaving is weft-faced weaving, which means that all of the warp threads are hidden inside the weft threads and are not visible in the finished piece. For this reason, your warp yarn doesn’t have to be anything fancy, but it does need to be very strong and hold up against abrasion. Cotton is our go-to for this exact reason and we have a few recommendations for different cotton yarns that work well as warp.
- Maysville 8/4 Cotton Rug Warp Yarn, comes in a variety of colors (which you might want if you're going to some fancy tricks like leaving bits of your warp open), and is going to hold up great for tapestry projects.
- Cotton Seine Twine Rug Warp, an option for smaller setts.
- Linen Rug Warp Yarn 8/4, if you're wanting an option that isn't cotton, this linen should behave in a similar fashion.
Really any yarn can be weft yarn, and one of our favorites to find weft yarn is in our scrap stashes! Remember the thinner the yarn the longer it will take you to weave the piece.
- Brown Sheep Nature Spun Sport and Worsted, these come in a huge variety of colors and nice small 50g balls so you can get a whole rainbow without having an overwhelming amount of yardage.
If you don't find the exact tapestry weaving yarn you want, or would like a yarn recommendation for tapestry weaving, please call the shop directly at 800-441-9665 or contact us for assistance.
Online Weaving Yarn Discounts*
Purchase 10 yarn items (balls, skeins, or cones) and receive 5% off each.
Purchase 15 yarn items (balls, skeins, or cones) and receive 10% off each.
Purchase 24 yarn items (balls, skeins, or cones) and receive 15% off each.
*Offer does not apply to any yarns noted as discontinued, specials or sales.