Yarns and Material
Yarn is made from a variety of fibers, which are treated differently to have a certain color and texture. Here are a few types of yarns and examples:
Animal fibers, such as:
Wool, Mohair, Silk , Merino
Plant fibers, such as:
Bamboo, Cotton, Jute, Linen
Polyester, Acrylic, Nylon
a mix of man-made and natural fiber
There are pros and cons to using all yarns, more information can be found on this blog post on Fibers and Design, Comparing 3 Types of Yarn.
I like to tell myself, “ If you can think it, you can weave it”.
I think it is generally true (with some limitations, of course). Art experimentation is important to expand our creativity and I have always welcomed new and challenging tasks.
It is important that we do our part to reduce waste in order to keep our Earth and our human sisters and brothers healthy.
If you are interested in a piece of art that is eco-friendly, biodegradable materials as well as recycled clothes and fabric can be woven to create beautiful designs that you can enjoy!