Today is the launch of Love Fest Fiber's weaving packs, and I'm so excited! They specialize in hand spun and hand felted yarns using a mixture of Alpaca and recyled water bottles.... amazing!
To celebrate the launch of their new packs I'm showcasing some inspiration and tutorials about how to use chunky yarn in weaving. It can be daunting but I love the thick shapes. Here are a few of my favorite tapestries using chunky yarn, with the artists credited below.
I used Love Fest Fiber yarn for this weave and will be teaching each technique! Check back on Saturday for the full tutorial.
Chunky yarn isn't the best for detail designs... but these bold triangles and colorblocked background by WovenLaine are perfect!
One river of chunky yarn flowing through the length of the tapestry with a smaller plain weave as the background.
I love the protruding loops at the ends of each chunky row... and isn't it the perfect surface for some gold leaf!?
Chunky yarn works great as loops! It may take a bit of wrestling, if your yarn is extra stiff, but oh man, the texture is worth it.
Chunky yarn = chunky knots. Need I say more??
A few stripes with different widths of yarn are always a bold statement.
Chunky is to colorblock, what chocolate sauce is to ice cream. I love the mixture of thin yarns above and below this block of chunky.
Chunky yarn can be loosely pulled here and there for an organic bumpy element.
Chunky yarn has completely different effects bassed on the method you use. I love the progression of organized to organic with these three tapestries!