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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 Warp: Part 3

May 22, 2020

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 […]

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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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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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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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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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Gray Matter Scarf made from 5/2 cotton

Scarves from 5/2 Mercerized Cotton

December 13, 2016

As we were working on the gray Chameleon scarves, using 3 strands of 10/2 mercerized cotton yarn, it suddenly occurred to us that we already had the perfect yarn for a gray scale scarf.  It was even foolishly apparent: we could use 5/2 yarn from our gray matter kit!  Those yarns already have 5 shades of […]

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Gray Chameleon Scarf

New Chameleon Scarf

November 14, 2016

Weaving a project always leads to plenty of “what if” questions.  After weaving the blue-green Chameleon scarf, we started thinking about what other colorways we could use.  3 strands of 10/2 mercerized cotton yarn holds lots of potential for color combinations. Grays came immediately to mind…gray scarves are classic, and we have some lovely shades of gray. We warped the […]

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Ombre Chameleon Scarf Kit

Chameleon Scarf

November 3, 2016

  How could we weave scarves that change color from the beginning to the end, top to bottom, just like a Chameleon, on a Rigid Heddle Loom and not have to dye the warp to do it?  Tubular Spectrum™ mercerized yarns to the rescue!   Using a favorite tapestry technique of combining thin yarns to make […]

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