[HNW] question re tapestry yarn
cknewell at earthlink.net
Tue Aug 14 20:31:47 PDT 2007
< I love Anne Orr's designs and even made one -- I did the embroidery with
the same (worsted weight) yarn I worked the afghan stitch background in.>
Didn't it come out stiff and heavy and weigh a ton? I really don't want
something that bulky.
< "Tapestry yarn" seems to mean different things to different
manufacturers. I've got some upstairs -- I think it's Bucilla -- that is
about the weight of worsted but much more tightly spun, giving it a
smoother surface. That's probably what the designer had in mind. >
As I thought-- probably an "extinct" yarn. *big sigh* Time to troll Ebay...
<You're probably right and it's not on the market any more. Maybe try the
I think I have some contrast in this yarn somewhere in my stash.
Otherwise--I'm tempted to go with Lion Brand Wool Ease. It's cheaper and
lighter, if I'm going to be doing all this cross stitching in the same
weight yarn. If I were to do *all* of this in the Paton's Classic Merino
it's going to cost even more than I had dreaded.
My back up plan is going to be a color crochet afghan I saw in a booklet
with palm trees. <BG>
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