Pre-wound or Ready-to-go warps
Pre-wound, ready-to-go warps are a great feature of Saori weaving products. Grab a basic black warp in either cotton or wool to get weaving fast. Weave all your gifts on one warp.
Available in a range of widths and warp lengths to suit any project. Also allows fast Saori threading technique, threading reed and shafts at the same time. More time for weaving.
From 50 thread (10 cms) belt projects to 300 thread (60 cms) generous wraps or clothing widths. You can select warp lengths from 20 to 30 metres in length. Available as black cotton or wool. Prices range from $33.00 for a 150 thread (30cms) x 6 metre warp to $120.00 for a 300 thread (60cms) x 30metre warp.
Why black? Black is the best base colour to ensure a dynamic and successful result, especially for beginners or new Saori adventurers.
All the warps are designed for a 5epc/12epi sett.
Using the Saori pre-wound warps on other looms?
To use these great warps on other looms thread from front to back. The cross is preserved by a tape which has all the threads in order. Just thread these through the reed first. You can then pick up a traditional cross by hand if you wish but there is usually no need. The warp is then threaded through the heddles, attached to the back apron bar and wound on under tension. See this post for an overview. Many weavers have worked out clever ways of using these warps on their own looms in all sorts of ways. However their primary design is developed for the Saori loom in which the warp can be slipped directly onto the back beam.
Note: Sometimes knots occur in the warp due to the process of making the pre-wound warps. This isn’t an issue for most Saori weaving, however in some types of weaving it can be. If so, you will need to mend the knot in the conventional way. Black cotton is available on the cone for this ($23.00 per $180g cone).
See the current list of pre-wound warps in stock.
Curiousweaver Studio now offers a threading service for pre-wound warps to make weaving even easier.
If you prefer not to thread your loom but want to weave and weave, I can thread it for you. An inside set is needed or you can just remove the required components from your loom and send it to me to be threaded. The components needed for threading are two shafts with heddles, the reed and a warp purchased from Curiousweaver. This can be handled by mail. Please inquire,
Postage to and from the studio is extra, plus cost of warp.
Limited Edition Warps
Some very limited edition pre-wound warps are available. Weave a set of projects which share the same underlying palette. Click on images for more detail. Great for clothing lengths. Most are 200 threads which is suitable for threading at 5 ends to the cms (12epi) to create a 40cm weaving width. You can vary this to some degree if desired. The coloured warps can be used with similar coloured wefts or can provide the ‘under colour base’ for the cloth you are creating if you weave them at 5 ends to the cm. The cost advantage of these warps is there is no need to purchase many different cones of yarn to make the warp as they are often mixed with textures and shades.
Pre wound warps – Limited editions
Purple cotton warp
Purple, grey shades with a dash of lavender. 200 threads x 6m. $58.00
Lovely all Australian grown, ginned and spun super cotton. Cotton is sustainably sourced and spun in Australia! A rare thing indeed. All straight plied yarn.
Warp by Curiousweaver studio. Cotton is strong and soft at 20/4 count, perfect for your white warp projects. 200 threads x 6m. $75.00
Blue Silk warp
Wonderful tussah silk warp in a medium weight. 200 threads x 6m. $101.00
A lighter mix of silks in spun and tussah silk. 200 threads x 6m. $76.00 SOLD OUT
Very fine linen warps for summer weaving.
200 threads x 6m very fine linen. $70.00
Lavender Linen warp
200 threads x 6m very fine linen. $68.00
200 threads x 6m very fine linen. $76.00
Green wool warp
Textured mix of different wools. 200 threads x 6m. $68.00
New to Curiousweaver Studio are some very luxurious cashmere warps. They are gloriously soft and a delight to wear and weave.
Dark Grey cashmere warp
A mix of different cashmere yarns in a luxurious warp. 200 threads x 6m. $124.00
Ivory cashmere warp
A wonderful neutral luxury warp to work you own colourways. 200 threads x 6m. $96.00
Hazelnut cashmere warp
A soft mix of hazel/brown shades in cashmere. 200 threads x 6m. $124.00