Introducing Lyte Hemp Yarn!
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 […]READ MORE
Shrinking Your Warp: Part 3
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 […]READ MORE
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 […]READ MORE
We are so excited to announce our new website is finally ready for viewing. New Pictures We hope you get a chance to look around at all the new pictures of our kits, yarns and projects that we are involved in. Yes, you can even make them bigger by clicking on the pictures! See […]READ MORE
GO FISH! Reduce Broken Selvage Threads.
Broken selvage threads can be a frustration to any weaver. Especially when you are using soft yarns in the warp to make scarves, or other fabrics. Yarns like Jaggerspun Superfine Merino wool yarn are fabulously soft against your skin, but the fine, soft yarns take a lot of abuse during the weaving process and can break at the selvages. […]READ MORE
Rethreading And Resleying Your Warp
If you ever put on a warp and then want to weave that same warp in several different weave structures you may need to resley or rethread your loom. We suggest this technique with our color gamps! Resleying and rethreading are straight forward procedures and fun things to put into your weaving knowledge base. Resleying […]READ MORE
Mercerized Yarn vs Unmercerized Yarn?
We are often asked if mercerized or unmercerized yarns are better for towels. Our answer is always a resounding…it depends! Mercerized Yarn Mercerization is a process that makes the yarn smooth, stronger and takes dye better. John Mercer, and English textile chemist, developed the technique in 1844 to improve the dye qualities of cotton yarn. He […]READ MORE
Winding warps can be simplified by winding the warp vertically on the warping board. Some of us (i.e. Katzy) have been frustrated in the past with winding long warps and getting to the step of tying the choke ties only to bend down and discover that there is a missed pass on the lower levels […]READ MORE