Once our design idea has buzzed around our heads for long enough to mature, we draw it out on paper and look at different variations on the theme. After that it’s time to do some serious maths. We work out pattern repeats, the number of warp threads, fabric density and the finished width.
Every yarn has a specific yarn weight according to which we calculate the quantities of yarn we need to order. Besides the weight, yarn also varies in thickness, feel and durability. We work with hard-wearing single-ply yarns for our tweeds, thick and smooth yarns for the throws and soft lambswool for baby blankets and scarves.
Roger’s rainbow designs
Yarn is a natural fibre and there’s always a bit of variation in weight and thickness. To avoid problems during the warping process we usually order more yarn than we need for a specific design.
This means we can end up with small amounts of yarn in a great variety of colours. Roger is really good at creating random rainbow designs from this colour pot-pourri. We usually have rainbow throws and scarves available in our shop. Very often they are one-offs, so they don’t make their way into the online shop.