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FAQs

Here are answers to questions we get asked quite frequently. If the answer you are looking for is not here then just send us your question and we will get back to you.

Can I mix the yarn weights/types in Tapestry? Yes, mixing the yarn weights can often create very pleasing surface texture. In addition, using a thicker yarn with finer yarns allows for some interesting colour blending.

What can I do if the yarn is not available in the weight I want? If the yarn you want is not available then you can take a thinner weight and double or triple it in the weft bundle or take a heavier weight and use less in the weft bundle.

Are your yarns moth proofed? What can I do to protect my yarn from moths? To protect the environment the process of chemically moth proofing wool is no longer permitted in the UK. See this article from our Library for information on how to protect yarn and what to do if you find you have moths.

How light/dye fast are your dyed yarns? Our yarns are dyed to upholstery level colour and light fastness. Lightfastness is judged on a scale of 1 to 8, where 8 is most fade-resistant. Wash fastness is judged on a scale of 1 to 5, where 5 is most resistant to washing out. 

What is worsted wool? Our worsted wool is a wool yarn that has been processed and spun in a special way, using fleece with a long ‘staple’ or length of growth. The resulting yarn is very strong and smooth. You can read an article about worsted wool in our Library. In the USA the term 'worsted wool' refers to a particular weight of yarn and not a spinning process.

What thickness of yarn should I use for weft? Which warp should I use for my design? What warp sett should I use? The choice of warp sett and weft thickness is critical to ensuring a satisfactory outcome in the finished tapestry. The questions around warp thickness, warp sett and weft thickness are all covered in an article in our Library which you can find. 

How many colours are included in your Jamboree Bags? We try to ensure there is a minimum of 8 colours in a Jamboree Bag.

How long does international shipping take? Packages under 2 kgs are sent out by Royal Mail and international shipping usually takes up to 10 days. If your package is over 2kg it will be sent via the courier service ParcelForce, and usually takes between 3 and 5 days. If you need your package super fast let us know and we can give you other options.

How much will shipping cost me? We have a tariff of postal costs. If your location isn’t covered please let us know.

Is your wool yarn suitable for knitting children’s clothes? Worsted wool is a very hard wearing wool so it is ideal for outer clothing which might take a lot of rough and tumble. It is not the best wool yarn to use for making a garment that would be worn close to the skin.

What is the yarn in your sample cards? The dyed wool yarn on our sample cards is mainly one strand of Heavy (6/2 or 5/2). If the sample of dyed wool has two strands then it is the Medium 1 (9.5/2). If the dyed wool sample has four strands it is the Fine (18/2). 

How do I use the colour tool?  We have an article on how to use the Colour Tool in our Library. It explains ways in which using the Colour Tool can enhance the development of a textile art project.

How do I match weaversbazaar colours to the colour tool? The Colour Tool has 24 categories. weaversbazaar works with 12 colour groups on the website. We provide a chart which shows which of our colour groups and which individual colours fit on which page of the Colour Tool.  

How do ATA members claim their 10% discount? ATA members wishing to order products using their 10% discount, should email us in the first instance (orders@weaversbazaar.com). We will prepare an invoice, including the discount, and advise of payment options. Please note that this 10% discount does not apply to products already discounted nor to events such as workshops, talks or masterclasses.

How can I convert to or from the NM count you use? The whole question of yarn counts is a complex one. In our Glossary, we have a short description of what yarn counts are in relation to our own yarn. However, sometimes it is necessary to convert from one yarn count to another. This online conversion tool can help.

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