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April 17, 2021

This past year has taught us many lessons.  Among all the lessons, a few have emerged as cornerstones in our lives…Family and Friends can help you through hard times, Good friends should be cherished, and of course…Yarn is a necessity for life.  We are so grateful for being part of the well kept secret of […]

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New Year, New Baby Socks

January 22, 2021

Knitting in the New Year for a New Baby! Michele’s niece, Jessy, has been a helper in the Lunatic Fringe Yarns booth at yarn shows, where some of you may have met her. In December, Jessy and husband Alex became the proud parents of a beautiful baby girl, Matilda Moon, and we wanted to knit […]

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Pantone Color of the Year for 2021

December 31, 2020

Pantone just released their color of the year for 2021!  And, it is not just one, but TWO colors:  Illuminating (13-0677 TCX, 106 C) and Ultimate Gray (17-5104 TCX, Cool Gray 7 C). This year’s choice of color of the year comes with a message of hope and strength from the company, Pantone:  “As people […]

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Weave a Shawlette in a Weekend

November 10, 2020

It got cold here in Idaho this past week, and we turned once again to our rigid heddle looms and the 3/8 GreenLine wool yarn.  GreenLine wool is a 100% organic wool yarn dyed with GOTS certified dyes.  The 3/8 size makes for a quick weekend project, and it was just what we needed. Last […]

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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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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 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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