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      Introduction To Weaving

      Weaving is probably the oldest form of textile process dating back to early human civilization. There is no exact history of its origins, but archaeology findings are spread across Europe, Asia, Egypt, and the Americas. From the findings, it is established that plant materials like hemp, flax, and palm were common, although wool was also used.

      The method involves interlacing two separate sets of yarn at a 90-degree angle. Often distinguished as warp and weft yarn, where one is set-up longitudinal (warp), and one is lateral (weft). Weaving is usually done on a device called a loom where the longitudinal warp yarn is held in place while the lateral weft yarn is fed or woven through them.

      Fabrics can be woven using one of three basic weaves which is plain weave, satin weave, or twill weave. These weave types are derived by different ways of interlacing the lateral weft yarn or threads with the longitudinal warp yarn or threads. Weaves can be plain, or with patterns or even elaborate designs.

      Types of weaving looms

      There are many types of looms used for weaving, but they can be differentiated by two categories.

      Frameless Looms:

      • Backstrap Looms (also known as Loin looms)

      Frame Looms:

      • Rigid heddle looms
      • Tapestry looms
      • Pit Looms
      • Warp-weighted loom
      • Drawloom
      • Flying shuttle
      • Inkle Looms
      • Table Looms
      • Dobby looms
      • Jacquard looms

      Yarn selection - How to Choose the Right Yarn for Weaving

      In order to know which yarn is best suited for your project, you need to know how the fibers work. You also need to know which fiber is best suited for the work you have in mind. Cotton, wool, silk, and other fibers from plants, each has unique characteristics and a good weaver knows how to make them work.

      Weaving with wool will give you that slight stretchy feeling but extra care is needed as it’s prone to pilling. Silk on the other hand gives a lustrous sheen and drapes beautifully. In some yarn, you might find a blend of wool and silk in different ratios to give the bounciness of wool with the shimmer of silk. If you are looking for a subtle sheen then Eri Silk works best because the other filament silks like mulberry, tussar, and muga are very lustrous.

      On the other side of fiber types, we have plant fibers like cotton, linen, hemp, bamboo, and so on. But the question is, how to choose the right yarn for weaving? Just like in knitting or crochet the thickness of the yarn plays an important role in the outcome of a project. In weaving, you need to know the EPI of the yarn before starting a weaving project. EPI or Ends Per Inch refers to how many individual warps you need for every inch of your weaving. So that you know the desired type of weaving you want is achieved.

      A smaller EPI means that there will be more space between each warp and therefore the weft is more easily compressed. A larger EPI means there is less space between each warp and creates a tighter weave.

      The standard categories that yarn usually falls under are superfine, fine, light, medium, bulky, and super bulky, and the thickness is measured by the number of ends per inch (EPI).

      Yarn weight is determined by the following gauges.

      Yarn Weight Symbol 

      Category Name 

      Type of Yarns in Category 

      Super Fine 





      Light Worsted 





      Super Bulky 


      About Muezart Weaving Yarn

      Our 60/2 yarn is 100% pure Eri Silk. It is a fine-spun lace yarn. It's strong and durable making it the best yarn for weaving or embroidery.

      Eri Silk is known for its special properties withs its low conductivity and thermal properties making it an all-weather yarn. So, whether you’re looking for a summer yarn or winter yarn Eri Silk can play both characters.

      If you’re an Indie dyer then there is no doubt, you’re not going to fall in love with this yarn since Eri Silk is known to be the most absorbent silk and can wear any color.

      The 60/2 is a dainty lace yarn mainly use for weaving. This 2-ply yarn fine spun yarn can be used as both weft and warp and takes dye beautifully. These threads are S-twisted and work great on a rustic middleweight fabric or light, thin fabric.

      Weavers love variants. Our 20/2 yarn is a light-fingering weight yarn that is suitable for both the warp and weft and is strong and durable. 

      Available in natural cream color and also hand-dyed with different plant-based ingredients this yarn is a dream to work with.  

      Our 20/2 yarn has a handspun look with a matte shine. This fine-spun yarn with nubs and slubs gives a nice effect on a woven fabric.

      This yarn is perfect for weaving but also good as a lightweight yarn for crochet intricate pieces. A skein of 100 gm will be enough to weave a 15 x 75-inch scarf and is suitable for both the warp and weft. The irregularity of the yarn adds a beautiful earthy texture to your woven textile.

      Take your weaving handloom today and weave beautiful weaving designs with Eri silk yarn.

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      Benefits of Weaving

      • eye-hand coordination and concentration
      • problem-solving skills
      • understanding of patterns and sequencing
      • creativity and relaxation