Hand-dyed cotton warps by Kathrin Weber of Blazing Shuttles.
The warp yarn is a soft Ring-Spun 8/2 cotton: 3,360 yards per pound, 28-32 wpi, 20 – 24 epi (suggestion only), grown and spun in the USA. Because these warps are hand-dyed, no two warps will be identical.
(“Ring-Spun” yarn uses longer cotton fibers which are spun to produce a softer & stronger yarn than the more common Open-End spun cotton. It has a slight “sheen” to it…similar to mercerized cotton. It does not track when woven in tabby weave like Open-End cotton does. It is softer to the touch and has more drape than Open-End cotton.)
The warps are wound generously in a longer length than listed. The length indicated here is approx length after the shrinkage from the dye process. Each warp has a white info tag located at the cross. There are loops at the beginning and at the end of the warps. I tie the warp in 5 places: at beginning and ending loops, the cross and two choke ties near each end. If you need more ties to secure it due to your personal setup techniques, add more. Please look over them carefully when you get them. If they will not work for you, please return them in their original condition for a refund or exchange. No refund on shipping costs.
We try to catch knots & other distractions as we wind. Sometimes they get by me, so I encourage you to design your weaving project saving one thread from the warp bundle for a repair thread if need be. This yarn is colorfast in normal use. Do not bleach or use in prolonged sunlight. I boil it and rinse a minimum of 4 or 5 times, but there might still be a little color in your water the first time you wash them. When combining warps that include dark colors and whites, wash in color water with color catcher the first time.
Shipping will be added at check out. An additional 5% of product price will be added to orders sent to countries other than the USA. (Minimum of $5) This can be avoided if you have an address in the US to which your warps can be shipped.