We were delighted when Hilary Charlesworth, a very experienced tapestry and rug weaver, agreed to test our yarns for their suitability for weaving rugs. Hilary weaves rugs for commissions and is also a tutor of kumihimo, spinning, tapestry weaving, felt making, needle felting, locker hooking and warping (full details at her website). Hilary is also known for the Loom Exchange web site she runs which not only provides a really useful way to buy/sell weaving and spinning equipment but which also carries information on a whole range of textile related topics.
Hilary evaluated the strengths and weaknesses of weaversbazaar yarn for rug weaving. Here is her full evaluation of our yarns when used for rug weaving.
Hilary concluded that our Heavy worsted yarn could be used in a 3 strand weft to produce a firm fabric rug for wall hangings etc. but that it was not suitable for a more robust floor rug which would see a lot of wear. For floor rugs, the yarn is too fine.
Hilary also wove these beautiful sample rugs to demonstrate what can be done with the yarns.