Any weavers out there? Looking for warp thread source : LUSENET : Countryside : One Thread

I just got my first loom and now need to find a source of reasonably priced warp thread. Anyone know of any companies selling this thread?


-- Carol - in Virginia (, January 10, 2002


Carol, you might give a try. They have a pretty good selection of yarn and they carry rug warp. Hope this helps!

-- cowgirlone (, January 10, 2002.

These used to be the best bang for the buck, didn't buy any for 5 years or so. Over the last 10 years, warp has become poor quality wherever you get it. Sorry I don't have contact info in this house...


The Oriental Rug Company, Lima, Ohio

-- paul (, January 10, 2002.

Carol, I weave the old-time rag rugs that wear like iron. Washable and reversable. I buy the warp for those where I bought the loom and that is: Leesburg Looms and Supply l-800-329-9254. I like the non- fray or the poly-cotton blend. They have a nice product they call "mop cord" that I use in placemats and they also have factory fabric (woven) ends that made nice woven things but did shed a bit the first time they were washed. I've had my loom since August and love it. Hope this helps and Happy Weaving!! Rita

-- Rita in TN (, January 10, 2002.

Carol, the address for Lee is and you could also try Edgemont Yarn Service Inc., P. O. Box 205, Washington, KY 41096. They are listed in the Cumberland County website as a link, but I couldn't get it to work today. I have been to their website previously, and have ordered rug warp from them several times. Both places have good quality warp.You can also go to the fiber webring for lots of good links. Congratulations on getting your first(of many?)looms, and happy weaving.

-- Taylor (, January 10, 2002.

Hi Carol, congratulations on the loom! What exactly do you mean by warp thread? I use almost any and all yarns for both warp and weft depending on what I'm making. I'm not familiar with anything that's specifically called warp thread.

-- Rose Marie Wild (, January 10, 2002.

Thanks for all the tips! I'm looking for a supplier of 8/4 rag rug warp thread. Figure rag rugs are about the easiest thing I can start with and we can use some more throw rugs here and there. There's really no hurry because this is an old 37 1/2" table top loom, made out of aluminum tubing, sometime around the 1950's. We have some work to do on it, some small parts missing, and all the beater bars are lightly rusted. The four harnesses are raised and lowered with a hand wheel on the castle. Price was right - it was free to a good home. We drove for 5 hours, round trip, but if you price new looms this size, you can easily understand why! I've wanted a loom for years and years and I'm still having a hard time believing that I finally have one. I have a neighbor who is a master spinner and master weaver and believe it or not, she has a loom that is the twin to mine. She also had the owner's manual and instruction book, which she has loaned me so I can copy it. How's that for being lucky?

-- Carol - in Virginia (, January 11, 2002.

I haven't woven anything for several years but found my best source of warp for rag rugs was "butcher twine"...the white cotton string that butchers use to tie up roasts, etc. Check with your local supermarket butcher to find out where they get theirs. They might even sell some to you.Comes in large cones.

-- Virginia L'Hirondelle (, February 23, 2002.

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