I can’t help sharing today. I’m always on the look out for a good tapestry needle and today I have a really good one to share. Previously I talked about how I love a bent tapestry needle, and I still do, but when I’m weaving really large spaces these tapestry needles take longer to weave with. I love the look of a wooden needle, but they have too much friction with my warp strings, so I’ve found that metal works best for me. So when browsing for yarn and other weaving tools, I came across this long tapestry needle, I knew I had to give it a try. It’s metal and an awesome 5 inches long. It’s also straight, which I thought I probably wouldn’t like since the bent needles pick up the warp strings easier.
What I found after using this needle on a few weaves was that I prefer the small bent tapestry needle when I’m working on small shapes and areas, but when I’m working on large areas this 5 inch needle works best. When I need to cover a large area, that straight needle actually works better for me when picking up the warp threads. I was really surprised. So I can’t say I have one needle that I use solely, but this combo of tapestry needles is definitely my ideal and now I switch between them when weaving and all my weaves. If you’re interested in getting this needle for yourself, I linked it below.
Do you have a weaving tool that you feel helps you weave quicker or you can’t weave without? I would love to hear about it.
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