Note: Color 45 Limestone is now a light gray. Color 18 Slate is now Slate Gray and is a medium gray.
8/4 Carpet Warp
- 100% unmercerized cotton
- 8 oz tube / 800 yds
- 1600 yards per pound
- sett: 10-12 epi for rag rugs, 36 epi for rep weave
- 4-ply with a tight twist
- machine wash and dry
8/4 Carpet Warp is the hands-down favorite for warp in rag rugs, and a very popular choice for rep rugs and placemats. Because of the tight twist and low elasticity, it is a great choice for warp for rug and tapestry weaving, or for making your own string heddles. Note that the natural is less expensive than the bleached or dyed colors, so for a weft-faced project where the warp will not be seen, you can save a little money by using natural. If you are interested in the polyester/cotton blend of warp, see it here. The 100% cotton version and poly/cotton version of this yarn have different shrinkage rates, so if you don't want to risk puckering in the fabric, don't mix them.
This yarn is eligible for the bulk discounts! When your order total, including all products, reaches $100, the yarn will receive a 10% discount, at $150, it will receive a 15% discount, and at $200, it will receive a 20% discount. Other items (tools, books, DVDs, etc.) can contribute to the total but do not, themselves, receive a discount.