The yarn used for the warp is most often 100% Egyptian cotton (Bockens 8/2). The colour charts can be found in the photos. Bockens cotolin (60% EC, 40% linen) is another rather common option. Others include thinner EC 16/2 (Bockens), tencel (Lyocell) 8/2 and cotton/hemp 8/2 (Maurice Brassard, 60% organic cotton, 40% hemp) when it’s available. I’m open to other yarns, especially in custom warps, such as bamboo (rayon), silk, and I’ve done a couple of mixed yarn warps, too.
At the moment I offer these yarn options for you to choose from for the weft. Please note that not every yarn/pattern/sett combo will work on a wrap: if you have questions, do not hesitate to ask. Customer can provide their own weft, too, but it must be approved by the weaver (suitable for the given project).
Egyptian cotton 8/2 or 16/2
Tencel (lyocell) 8/2
Merino/tencel (50% merino, 50% tencel)
Bamboo 5/2 (rayon)
Tussah silk (thick) – natural, can be dyed
BC Garn Colori (wool/linen/mulberry silk)
Organic merino (thin) – natural, can be dyed
The wrap weight depends on the weave/pattern, yarn thickness and fiber. Most of my plain weave wraps are at ca. 270-280 g/m2, twills at 310-320 g/m2, pebble and faux crackle at ca. 300-310 g/m2 but there are combos that can be as thin as 200-21o or as thick as 350 or over. The wrapping qualities are not directly linked to surface weight either, so please feel free to inquire what different combinations might produce.
***NOTE that up until about #027 (the last one with hemmed rails) the wraps are thicker since I used to beat more heavily at the beginning. This earlier production are beastlier with suface weight approximately 370-400g/m2.***