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Invisible Join for Repp Filler Yarn

January 11, 2023

Written by Michele Belson In the Metamorphic Placemat Kit, Cynthia Newman describes a nice way to begin and end 4 strands of 8/16 thick repp filler.  We recently had a question about this technique and the picture in the kit, and we wanted to clarify and share this technique. Original Pictures Here is the original […]

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Viva Magenta!

Viva Magenta! Pantone Color of 2023!

December 29, 2022

  The draft shown here uses our Tubular Spectrum™ yarns in 10 Red Purple, Sky Blue, Violet, Coral, Very Light Gray and Bleached White.  This draft is adapted from our Toasty Turned Tacquete Cowls.  We have a printable version of this draft if you would like to print it out.  Click here. Pantone has released […]

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Spring Fling Lavendar Blue cowl Lunadette

Knitting Kokadjo Cowls

December 23, 2022

by Katzy Luhring Since moving to Idaho, I have found plenty of reasons to knit warm things.  Knitted fingerless gloves, hats, scarves, and even throws have made their way into my life while living here in Idaho.  One of the fun knitted hats that I made for myself was a slouchy hat from SweaterBabe.com.  Here […]

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Finished Ripples on Lunadette

Rippling Along

November 22, 2022

Post written by Michele Belson   We LOVE the Ripple Scarf by Denise Kovnat in the Nov/Dec 2022 issue of Handwoven.  In part, because it uses our beautiful 20/2 mercerized cotton yarn and the exciting active Linen Crepe yarn.  20/2 mercerized cotton yarn is a favored child of mine and combining it with a yarn […]

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Random Acts for Napkins

November 9, 2022

Sometimes we all need a quick, gratifying project to fill the need to create beauty and have something functional.  Especially a project that fits the needs of our family. For years, I have gazed longingly at the projects that others have made using random colors and yarns in making a warp.  The ease that those […]

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Fusing Thermoplastic Yarns–by Giovanna Imperia

September 2, 2022

What are thermoplastic yarns? While polyester is often classified as a thermoplastic, I tend to separate it from a class of industrial materials where high heat is used to fuse yarns into a solid, stable fabric that retains the original structure (typically woven).  In this category, there are a variety of types of thermoplastic yarns […]

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Plying Lesson: Make Your Fabrics Soar!

August 26, 2022

Fringe can add an extra style element to your garments, handbags, scarves or just about anything that needs a little extra zing!  Plus, when you twist or ply the fringe, the fringe will be more durable and look nice for a long time, even with many washings of your handwoven treasures.  We use plied fringe […]

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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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Sewing with Handwoven Hemp

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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