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windypines
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Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
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Posted - Jan 02 2017 :  1:33:41 PM  Show Profile
this fall i purchased a rigid heddle loom off of craigs list. Love it. came with warp thread, but alas i have run out. what do you use for warping? i have tried yarn, and that was challenging. would crochet thread work? wondering what the pros and cons are. so what do you think works best for you? And where do you purchase it? thanks for your thoughts and ideas.

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Marie
Minneapolis MN
USA
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Posted - Jan 02 2017 :  2:16:08 PM  Show Profile
I wove on an eight harness loom. I used wool throughout. Depending on the effect you want to create, I guess one can use crochet thread. I would use a larger size such as 10 or higher. The higher the number the thicker the thread. Make sure it feels right to you.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crochet_thread

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windypines
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Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
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Posted - Jan 03 2017 :  4:20:20 PM  Show Profile
thank you marie. i have been trying to research it, and wondering what would work or where to buy actual warping thread.

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Michele
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rphelps4
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roxanna
westport indiana
USA
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Posted - Jan 03 2017 :  4:36:19 PM  Show Profile  Send rphelps4 a Yahoo! Message
Great northern weaving has everything u will need!

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windypines
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Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
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Posted - Jan 04 2017 :  03:56:38 AM  Show Profile
i will check them out thanks roxanna

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ddmashayekhi
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Dawn
Naperville Illinois
USA
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Posted - Jan 04 2017 :  12:40:01 PM  Show Profile
Best of luck finding the thread you need Michele,

Dawn in IL


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