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Lunatics LOVE Color!  

October 22, 2020

We have been on a long journey discovering color in our own way, and this week we are excited to participate with many of our customers and friends in the Discovering Color Weave Along with Tien Chui and Janet Dawson.   Let’s play with ALL the Tubular Spectrum colors! With our usual Lunatic enthusiasm, we are […]

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Spinning and Weaving Week 2020

October 4, 2020

We are so excited about Spinning and Weaving Week!  It is a wonderful chance to learn something new, try out a new product or just connect with other people who love to do what you do! Throughout the week we are offering specials and discounts throughout our website.  Here is a list of our specials: […]

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Wool Yarn Counts Simplified

September 10, 2020

Yarn counts are fundamental to understanding the size of your yarn, but the numbers can be confusing. What does 3/8 or 4/14 or 4/6 mean?  There are different systems for cotton, wool and bast fibers. Here is some information from our friends at JaggerSpun about wool yarn sizing. JaggerSpun uses the Worsted/Bradford count system.  In this […]

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Join In On Our Virtual “Yarn Tasting”

September 4, 2020

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What is the Difference Between Worsted and Woolen Spun Yarns?

August 14, 2020

As we start to think about Fall, we are gazing at our lovely wool yarn selection from Jagger Spun.   We received this information from our friends at Jagger Spun, and we wanted to share! What’s the difference between worsted and woolen spun yarns? It’s all in the preparation of the fiber. All Jagger Spun yarns […]

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Shrinking Your Warp: Part 3

May 22, 2020

As we talked about in the first two parts of this shrinking your warp series, some warps are straight forward: the repeat is regular and not too big, plus the stripes or colors are regular or nonexistent.  Easy-peasy to shrink them down. Some drafts are more complicated, but the same tools are all it takes […]

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Shrinking Your Draft – Point Twill and more

May 6, 2020

So now that we did the straight twill draft in the last post, what about a more complicated draft?  Let’s go through the same steps with point twill: Originally the draft called for: 42 ends of each of 20 colors for a total of 840 ends sett at 24 epi: this is 35.1” wide in […]

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Shrinking Your Draft-Straight Twill

May 5, 2020

Remember when Alice went down the rabbit hole and tried multiple ways to make herself grow bigger and smaller?  Wouldn’t it be grand if we too could make our projects or looms grow larger or smaller?  We often are asked how to weave a kit or project when the loom you have is not wide […]

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LOONatic Mug Rugs

November 8, 2019

Michele, the Traveling Lunatic, is spending much of her time in Southern California and getting to know the weaving communities there.  This blog post and Mug Rug pattern comes from her: I am enjoying being part of the Southern California Handweavers Guild.  The energy and creativity of the members is amazing, and mentors and eager […]

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Meet the Master Weavers!

October 29, 2019

We have partnered with weavers who are “Masters of their Craft” to offer you a series creative and clever kits! Our Master Weavers series is an ongoing project with several highly skilled designers that is designed to get your creative juices flowing. Please take the time to learn more about our current masters by clicking […]

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