As you may know, all our yarns are custom spun to our specifications, making for unique yarns only found at Weaving Southwest. We order hundreds to thousands of pounds of each type of our yarn a couple times a year. Over the past several years, it has become increasingly difficult to get a quality custom spin in a timely fashion.
Due to these factors (and more), we have decided to seek out a new mill to spin our Rug Yarn. This is a huge project, as there very few mills in the USA that can even spin a yarn like this and even fewer that do custom spins and even fewer that can produce this yarn at a price that make
This endeavor may take months, a year or longer. So, in the meantime, we have sought out the only company in the USA that we know of that produces a yarn that is similar to our Rug Yarn. We will be dyeing up this yarn in all of our colors and offering it to our customers as a substitute.
We know many artists who have used this yarn interchangeably with various spins of your Rug Yarn over the years. So, if you have a stash of our Rug Yarn, you will be able to weave it up side by side in the same project with this new yarn.
We have dyed up 50 lbs. of this so far and are very happy with how it takes the dye and with the quality and consistency of the spin. We feel like this will be a great substitute, while we work on finding a new mill.
One of the things we love about this new yarn is it is available in ½ lb. skeins, as opposed to our usual 1 lb. skeins. Meaning that you can stock up on a larger verity of color at a more affordable price.
Below are the specs for this new yarn:
Spun in the USA
Approx. ½ lb. skeins
Approx. 200 yds per skein
Sett: 4 EPI (for weft-faced weaving)
If you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact us.