Have you tried EZ-Spin cotton?
Ready to Spin? We are thrilled to announce that we are now the exclusive suppliers of EZ-spin cotton! Lura Moore and Jill Holbrook, the owners of Brookmoore Creations have passed the cotton spinning torch to us at Lunatic Fringe Yarns. The EZ-Spin cotton sliver is a wonderful complement to our own American Maid™ Cotton yarns. […]READ MORE
Knitting Kokadjo Cowls
by Katzy Luhring Since moving to Idaho, I have found plenty of reasons to knit warm things. Knitted fingerless gloves, hats, scarves, and even throws have made their way into my life while living here in Idaho. One of the fun knitted hats that I made for myself was a slouchy hat from SweaterBabe.com. Here […]READ MORE
Fusing Thermoplastic Yarns–by Giovanna Imperia
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 […]READ MORE
Weaving with Lyte Hemp Yarns
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 […]READ MORE
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
Spring is in the air!
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 […]READ MORE
Pantone Color of 2022!
Pantone just released their color of the year for 2022! This coming year’s selection is a brand-new color from Pantone, called Very Peri. Pantone number 17-3938. Pantone chose this color to describe the courage that encourages personal inventiveness and creativity. As they say on their website: “PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri displays a spritely, joyous attitude […]READ MORE
Carry Your Weft Yarns
Weaving with lots of weft color changes means that you will have ends to deal with. If you don’t want to stop and start your weft yarns all the time, you can carry the non-working weft yarns up the selvage edges while they are still attached. You can choose to either secure or not secure […]READ MORE
Starting and Stopping Colors in your Color Gamp–Split Plies
When you weave a color gamp, you weave weft stripes. And each time you start or stop weaving with one color and are ready for a new color, you have to deal with the weft ends. There are several techniques to do deal with all those weft ends, and one of these techniques is to […]READ MORE
Cotton and Silk…Wow! Wrap yourself in luxury!
Soft, light, airy and with a beautiful luster. And enough fabric to be a soft, elegant cowl. Just what Lunadette needed for a night out on the town! We have been weaving samples for Tien Chiu’s Discover Gradients Weave Along that will be coming up in August 2021, using 10/2 Tubular Spectrum™ Yarn. After one set of […]READ MORE