Working with Reed

Reed Charts

Flat Reed

Size
Approx. Feet in 1 lb. coil

11/64"

410

3/16"

400

1/4"

370

7mm

300

3/8"

210

1/2"

150

5/8"

120

3/4"

90

7/8"

75

1"

70
 

Flat Oval Reed

Size
Approx. Feet in 1 lb. coil

11/64"

350

3/16"

300

1/4"

275

7mm

200

3/8"

175

1/2"

90

5/8"

60

3/4"

35
     

Round Reed

Size
Approx. Feet in 1 lb. coil
Approx. Diameter

#00

3000

1 mm

#0

2000

1.25 mm

#1

1600

1.5 mm

#2

1100

1.75 mm

#3

750

2.25 mm

#4

500

2.75 mm

#5

350

3-3.25 mm

#6

200

4-4.25 mm

#7

150

5 mm

#8

110

5.75-6 mm

#9

100

6.5 mm

#10

80

7.5-8 mm

 

Half Round Reed

Size
Approx. Feet in 1 lb. coil

1/4"

150

3/8"

70

1/2"

35

5/8"

20

3/4"

16

 

Note: These tips and tricks have been passed from weaver to weaver over the years. MBG does NOT claim originality but provides this form for sharing those deemed beneficial to new and experienced weavers.