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Introducing Lyte Hemp Yarn!

May 16, 2022

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 […]

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Pantone Color of 2022!

December 23, 2021

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 […]

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Starting and Stopping Colors in your Color Gamp–Split Plies

November 3, 2021

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 […]

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Cotton and Silk…Wow! Wrap yourself in luxury!

July 1, 2021

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 […]

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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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