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Rigid Heddle Reeds

Reeds are available for differing yarns. The 2.5, 5, 7.5 and 10 dpi (10, 20, 30 and 40/10cm) reeds feature the wide eye for novelty yarns.

The extra fine 12.5dpi (50/10cm) reed and NEW 15dpi (60/10cm)super fine reed is also now available. Made from strong, durable nylon with Silver Beech rails and the reeds come in 20, 25, 40, 60, 80 and 120cm (8,10,16, 24, 32 and 48ins) widths. 

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  • Hi Jenny, Can you please advise on what is the best size (dpi) reed to use with 5/2 weight cotton for making cotton tea towels? Thanks.

    Thank you for your question

    You will be looking at either the 12.5dpi or 15 dpi dependant on the finish you are looking for.  Note the bigger the DPI the tighter your yarn is going to be.  

    Please see below a useful guide to help users decide on which dpi is right for them.  

    2.5dpi (10/10) - recommended for 14 ply, fleece rub, fabric weaving, art yarns
    5dpi (20/10) - recommended for 12 ply, fleece rug, fabric weaving, thick yarns
    7.5dpi (30/10) - recommended for 8ply, double knit, novelty yarns most projects
    10dpi (40/10) - recommended for 4ply yarn
    12.5dpi (50/10) - recommended for fine 2plys, cottons, silk etc.
    15dpi (60/10) - recommended for fine 2plys, cotton, silk etc.

    Hope you find this information useful. 

    Kind regards
    Aunt Jenny

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