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The choice of yarn can make or break a weaving project, making the weaving experience and the finished project either satisfying or disappointing. There are so many things to consider—fibers, yarn construction and weight, sett, colors, and more—and so many questions. Can this yarn be used for warp? For weft? What reed size should you use? What do numbers like 8/2 mean, and what the heck is 'worsted,' anyway? In this video, master weaver Tom Knisely answers all these questions and teaches you how to choose the perfect yarns for your projects

You'll Love This Weaving Video If:

  • You want to design your own weaving projects
  • You want to weave confidently using any kind of yarn
  • You want to try weaving with knitting yarns or “shop your stash"

In The Weaver's Yarn Companion You'll Learn:

  • The basics of yarn construction: worsted and woolen, plies, twist, and more
  • How to choose yarn of the right fiber, weight, and type for your projects
  • How to identify “mystery yarns" from your stash or a sale
  • The best yarns for warp and weft
  • How to choose the right sett and reed for your yarn
  • How to design with space-dyed and variegated yarns
  • Basic finishing techniques for your cloth

About the Expert:

For more than thirty years, Tom Knisely has been handweaving teacher and general manager at The Mannings Handweaving School and Supply Center in East Berlin, Pennsylvania. In addition to teaching, Tom weaves professionally and is a frequent contributor to Handwoven magazine. Voted Handwoven Teacher of the Year, Tom is renowned among his weaving students for his kindness, good humor, and “seemingly infinite knowledge on the subject of weaving."



“This contains really helpful information that is clearly explained. It was great to see Tom’s examples and to gain understanding of thread classifications. I found it very encouraging and will try out some different thread combinations in my own weaving projects. Thank you.” - Fiona Cumming

Great Course!

“This course increased my understanding of thread composition and size considerably, and will help me be more creative in the future. And I have a new appreciation for weaving samples!” - Shari Brown Sweeney

Very Informative

“I enjoyed this so much! I am VERY new to this craft and loving it already. The videos that I watched were very informative and enjoyable to listen to and watch. I would love to attend Tom's classes and would if I were in PA. I hope to find someone in my area as knowledgeable as he is. He is a Great teacher!” - Barbra Moulder