Determine the Tapestry Wool Coverage
The following charts list the average usage of tapestry yarn for different counts of canvas using Basketweave stitch. Tapestry yarn is a tightly twisted strand which cannot be divided, resulting in a smooth, hard wearing stitch. Because no one works with the same tension, the tables are to be used as a guideline for your needlepoint projects. Please add 10% extra for waste and errors. Always purchase your yarn with the same dye lots.
Anchor Tapestry: This yarn is slightly heavier than DMC or Appleton. Anchor comes in 10 meter (11 yards) skeins.
DMC Tapestry: DMC (Laine Colbert) can be found in 8 meter (8.8 yards) and 39 meter (42.7 yards) skeins.
Elsa Williams Tapestry
Elsa Williams Tapestry: This tapestry yarn has the same numbering system as Patternayn Persian Yarn. It is available in 40 yard skeins and 1 pound (1200 yards) cones. Please note: 40 yard skeins are no longer available. This is here for those who have them in their stash.