Pre-wound warp chains. Hand Dyed in Wales. Just add weft for a beautiful weaving project.
Cambrian Wool 2/6NM
~300m per 100g ( fingering weight)
~2.2m warp length or 4.8m warp length
This size warp produces a generous size scarf/small wrap.
Colours of Cambria is a collection of hand dyed colours inspired by Wales.
It's dyed on Cambrian Wool. This is Welsh wool from farms local to me. The Cambrian Wool CIC (Community Interest Company) selects the finest fleeces from these farms and has them processed, in the UK, in to Combed Top & Worsted Yarns. The sheep are known as Welsh Mules. A Mule is a cross between a native upland sheep, in this case Welsh Mountain, and a Blue Faced Leicester. These sheep produce wool with beautiful sheen, and incredible bounce, and a long staple length.
The Cambrian Mountains are the remote upland area in the centre of Wales.
This stunningly beautiful landscape is one of the our best kept secrets...
Textile Heritage is a selection of colours inspired by the textile trade of the past
Huguenot silk weavers settled in Spitalfields London in 1685.
These skilled weavers made silk of every kind, that had previously only been available as imports. In modern times the link to textiles continued. Bangladeshu migrants now work in the textile tailoring industry in the area.
These warps are ready to be wound on to a multi-shaft loom using your normal method.
They are also suitable for rigid heddle looms. There's a full page of helpful information on our website.
These warps are hand wound here in Wales before being dyed.
We use professional grade acid dyes (these are non-toxic, and safe for the environment), and provide excellent colourfastness, and resistance to fading. After dyeing all warps are rinsed in hot water with detergent, and then rinsed again in hot water. We get no dye run off during this process, however using the water that comes out of your tap, and using a different detergent is not unusual to get some bleeding of certain colours (saturated blues and turquoises). We recommend using cool water and a pH neutral detergent. You may also wish to use a colour catcher, if any dye bleeding would cause serious problems with your finished project.
The dyeing process requires that the ties on your warp are much looser than that used normally. Ties that are tight would cause white spots during the dyeing process. We have done extensive testing of our hand dyed warps on shafted and rigid heddle looms, and have found no difficulties with tangling.