Camilla Valley Farm is pleased to provide this line of 2/16 (refered to as 16/2 in the US) 100% wool authentic Tartan yarn imported directly from Scotland.
Worsted spun and dyed in authentic colours by one of the country's oldest tartan producers, this yarn is available in 23 colours. Depending upon the sett, the yarn can be woven into a variety of fabrics including kilt cloth, sashes, shawls, stoles and scarves.
Worsted Spun vs Worsted Weight. What is the Difference?
The primary reason for this is that the wool yarn normally used for these fabrics was produced using a special "worsted" spinning technique that better aligns the fibers. When this "worsted spun" yarn is woven it produces fabric with these qualities unlike the more common woolen-spun wool yarns available to handweavers. This can be confusing because the term "worsted" is also used to describe the weight of a knitting/weaving yarn so it is important to know that "worsted weight" and "worsted spun" mean completely different things. Worsted spun wool yarns are more expensive and also harder to find.
The yarn comes in the 21 authentic colours shown in the picture below (Note that Yellow and Lilac are no longer available).
With a yarn weight of 4400 yards/pound (8826 m/kg), this tartan yarn is available in 4 ounce (113g) tubes resulting in 1100 yards (1006 metres) per tube. We recommend a handweaving sett of 30 epi for Plain Weave and 32-36 epi for Twill. Note that the tartan shown in the background was machine woven in the mill at about 40 epi.
Camilla Valley Farm stocks all colours of our Tartan Wool for quick shipment. Pricing is shown below.
|Type||100% Wool Tartan Yarn|
|Yardage||per lb or kg||4,400 yards/lb|
|per tube||1,100 yards/tube|
|Weaving Sett||Plain Weave: 30 epi|
Twill: 32-36 epi
|Weight||1/4 pound Tube|
|Price||1-9 Tubes||$16.95 CDN ($13.95 US)|
|10-24 Tubes||$15.50 CDN ($12.95 US)|
|25+ Tubes||$13.95 CDN ($11.95 US)|
A Sample card that shows all of our Tartan Wool Yarn colours is shown below (Note that Yellow and Lilac are no longer available). While it provides a fairly accurate reproduction of the colours and sizes, their appearance can vary from computer monitor to computer monitor. We suggest you verify colours with the sample card before ordering to ensure your project turns out as expected. Click on the image below for a larger picture of the card.
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