Lunatics Out in the World!

July 29, 2022

We Lunatics were SOOOOOO happy to be out and about at HGA’s Convergence and Complex Weaver’s Seminars in Knoxville, Tennessee.  It has been a long couple of years, and it was delightful to see some familiar faces, appropriately masked of course, and meet new friends. Our customers energized us, and we arrived back in Idaho […]

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Handwoven Hemp Vests for Convergence!

July 8, 2022

 We are soooo excited to be going to Complex Weaver’s Seminar and Convergence next week in Knoxville, Tennessee!  It will be fabulous to see everyone in person after the last few years of relative solitude.  Masks at the ready to help keep everyone healthy! New Lines and New Yarns We can’t wait to show off […]

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Interesting Yarns

June 24, 2022

We had a wonderful time with Giovanna Imperia at her Saturday Seminar on Non-traditional Materials.  She talked about some of the amazing and interesting yarns in our new GevolveYarn Line and we learned SOOOO much.  We hope you did too! Giovanna shared lots of her incredible samples made from some of these unique yarns and […]

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Weaving with Lyte Hemp Yarns

June 10, 2022

We are having so much fun playing with the new Lyte Hemp.  Warps are going on and flying off our looms as we test drive this fabulous new product!  We now know that both the Lyte BOLD and Lyte FINE work beautifully in the warp.  Both are incredibly strong yarns and once the fabrics are […]

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Introducing Lyte Hemp Yarn!

May 16, 2022

We are so excited to announce that we have a new hemp yarn in stock!  We call it Lyte™ Hemp Yarn because it lit our fire for using hemp yarn. It is a 100% hemp yarn sourced from Romania.  We were fortunate to find a large lot of this yarn just as COVID shut down […]

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Hoppy Spring! Meet Periwinkle the Bunny!

April 15, 2022

A couple years ago we created April the Bunny.  Since that time, we have made a whole fluffle of bunnies and they have had some egg-cellent adventures together.  However, as the bunnies have gone to new homes, April the Bunny has been feeling lonely here in the Lunatic Studio. Lunar Intentions We wanted to make […]

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Spring is in the air!

March 25, 2022

Hyacinths, sunshine, birdsong, oh my! Spring is on the way! Let the bright colors evoke the newness of the season, warming up the earth and melting away the gloom of winter. Spring is so full of hope and the promise of things to come!  What shall we weave to bring spring into our lives? Pictured […]

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Intentions and the Lunar New Year

February 1, 2022

“Luna” = moon Here at Lunatic Fringe Yarns we have a special love of all things Lunar.  “Lunatic” is a word derived from “luna” the Latin word for moon because many people believed insanity was caused by the phases of the moon.  We prefer to think of the word “Lunatic” as it relates to creativity […]

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Pantone Color of 2022!

December 23, 2021

Pantone just released their color of the year for 2022!  This coming year’s selection is a brand-new color from Pantone, called Very Peri.  Pantone number 17-3938. Pantone chose this color to describe the courage that encourages personal inventiveness and creativity.  As they say on their website: “PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri displays a spritely, joyous attitude […]

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Carry Your Weft Yarns

November 23, 2021

Weaving with lots of weft color changes means that you will have ends to deal with.  If you don’t want to stop and start your weft yarns all the time, you can carry the non-working weft yarns up the selvage edges while they are still attached. You can choose to either secure or not secure […]

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