The materials consist of yarn (wool) and canvas (hessian). Is it expensive? -No, not when you consider the expected durability. Danella handmade rugs lasts for 25-30 years. The rug is easy to keep clean: Just vacuum it and stains are easy to remove with dishwashing, detergent or eucalyptus wool rinse and water.
The canvas below, called hessian or burlap, is available for sale from Danella. Danella sells it by the meter, widths: 130 cm and 180 cm.
The hessian has 6 threads per cm
Many kinds of yarn can be used. Danella Yarn is 100% wool and especially suitable for rugs.
For use in a classroom, you might choose acrylic yarn, since it works fine and is less expensive. Acrylic yarn is OK for wall hangings, but for carpets and rugs, Danella yarn is preferable.
Danella Yarn Skein
1 skein of Danella Yarn = 100 gram. A skein can easily be divided into two 50 gram skeins. Some colors are now available in large spools, we make balls of 50 gram each.
Danella Yarn is spun in Norway and is 5 to 8 ply. 50 grams equals approximately 91 meters.
Danella Yarn is 100 % wool, worsted and dyed by professionals. The yarn has treatment against insects.
Yarn consumption for hooking
You can hook more or less close together. For rugs we recommend using
- 1000 g/m2 hooking with the low pile setting.
- 1200 g/m2 hooking with the medium pile setting. (mostly used)
- 1400 g/m2 hooking with the high pile setting.
In Norway this wool is used to knit multi patterned Norwegian cardigans and jumpers, hats socks and mittens. The wool is also used for weaving and Rya rugs.