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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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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