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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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Bunnies Having a Tea Party!

Bunnies Multiply

April 12, 2019

April the Bunny has multiplied.  Her creation “hatched” a whole family of Lunatic Bunnies. Because we are Lunatics and do crazy things, and we wanted to check how our pattern instructions worked, we have been making bunnies using commercial fabric.  We found that 2 yards of 42” wide flannel fabric is enough to make 3 […]

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April the Bunny reads

Springtime Hoppenings

April 9, 2019

We are so fortunate to be part of an amazing artistic community of weavers.  Lunatic Fringe Yarn’s latest kit (Hoppy Spring–Bunny and Towels) is the perfect example of weavers/artists feeding one another’s creative fires. After the fun that we had with the Coral Challenge and the Sweetheart Towels, we were thinking of another seasonally themed […]

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Green Line Scarf or Cowl

December 3, 2018

We received a big box of Jaggerspun, Organic Green Line yarn on luscious 50 g skeins a couple weeks ago.  All of us around the Lunatic world were brimming with ideas of what to do with this lovely yarn and what colors we would we weave first.  The race to the loom was on! Happily, […]

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Tubular Spectrum Ombre Tank

Knitting Yarns vs Weaving Yarns

November 28, 2018

Which of our yarns can you use for knitting, and how do the yarns compare with the standard knitting terms such as Sport Weight or DK weight?  You certainly can knit with weaving yarn, and weave with knitting yarns, but a little knowledge about the yarns and their purpose will help your knitting and weaving […]

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Coral Challenge Towel on the Loom

A Whole Lot of Counting Going On!

November 19, 2018

Amid all the counting and recounting going on for the current elections, our thoughts turned to all the counting that is part of getting a warp on the loom, especially a warp with a complex threading. We are in the process of weaving the Coral Challenge First place prizes.  Surprise, Surprise, they will be 8-shaft […]

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How to USE a Color Gamp

May 10, 2017

Now that you have woven a color gamp, what do you do with it?  It is a pretty piece of fabric…it looks great as a wall hanging, or as a throw in your favorite chair, and your grandbaby thinks it is to “drool” for.  But what else can you do with it? Our favorite reason for […]

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16 Yards of Wool Fabric

Waulk On…Waulking a Blanket Part 2

April 25, 2017

We recently recounted the beginnings of the wool blanket saga, and now for part two, the finale to the ultimate 2017 Blanket Creation story. Creating the wool blanket for the waulking at Florida Tropical Weavers Guild Conference was an exercise in flexibility. When part of the goal is to use up odds and ends of JaggerSpun 3/8 […]

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Live Oak tree at Lake Yale

Waulking a Blanket…Part 1

March 8, 2017

It seemed like a good idea at the time… Melissa Weaver Dunning will be teaching Tartan Weaving at the Florida Tropical Weavers Guild Conference at Lake Yale, Florida over St. Patrick’s weekend in March (16-19).  FTWG asked if we could arrange for her to do a program of her ‘Old Songs from Ireland, Scotland and […]

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