Finding the perfect yarn for tapestry weaving has been a challenge for as long as we can remember. There are options out there, of course, but many lack color options or are difficult to find or are too thick for color blending or are just a little bit squishier than we'd like. That's why we were thrilled when we found out that Gist Yarn was developing their own tapestry yarn from scratch. We followed them on their journey of testing and choosing colors and shades (the final product has 70 shades to choose from) and we can assure you they were thorough as they worked to make an amazing, versatile tapestry yarn.
This line of yarn, called Array, went on pre-order last week.
Here's a bit about it (taken from GIST's website):
- 2-ply, thin, and hardy. 3,360 yards per lb.
- Available in 4 oz cones (840 yards) or 1 oz tubes (210 yards).
- Tapestry weavers can use Array as a weft in bundles of 3 or 4, in tapestries with a recommended sett of 8 epi.
You can learn more and pre-order Array (well, what's not already sold out!) here.
You may also want to consider Gist Yarn's Beginner Tapestry Weaving Bundle that comes with a kit of Array yarn, a Mirrix Saffron Pocket Loom and an Introduction to Tapestry Weaving course by Rebecca Mezoff.
Congratulations to Sarah and her team at Gist Yarn. Array is an asset to tapestry weaves everywhere!