We are a knitting/crochet group who are about to make a peg loom wall hanging using a peg loom with 51 pegs. Could you advise on the strength of the warp thread as we will be using wool, fabric, recycled materials etc.
Would be most grateful.
Thank you. V.
Personally given the theme and the width of the project I'd go for a strong cotton string, or natural plant twine. You want it to be durable and strong enough to hold the weight of your added objects on top of the wide fabric you produce.
The chances are you won't see much of it as the weft will cover it, but if you use a natural shade it could go quite nicely with the theme. You could also dye the warp if you wanted to... if it's a natural fibre for ease I recommend either Dylon, or Ritt... here's more details on that reader-question-i-know-you-dye-wool-but...
Wool is more elastic naturally and so while yarn might be ok for a wall hanging without add ins or tassels, a plant fibre string or twine would hold up over time.
Check out my how-to-use-a-peg-loom tutorial if you need some pointers there too.
Have a wonderful day! Sara x