Waterfall Towels

September 20, 2019

This towel kit from DJE Handwovens features American Maid (TM) naturally colored cotton yarn (natural white yarn for the warp with either dark green or dark brown for the weft).   The resulting towels are silky soft and absorbent that are a pleasure to use! And the colors deepen with washing!  The kit contains enough yarn to weave two towels and has instructions to weave them on an 8 shaft loom.

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American Maid Wash Cloths

September 20, 2019

Looking for a quick project to make for gifts or to give yourself a little indulgence?  How about everything you need to make ten soft washcloths?  We have included instructions to make these washcloths on either a rigid heddle loom or a 4-shaft loom.  The washcloths are made with natural white as the warp and all five colors for the weft. The finished sizes of the washcloths are approximately 10” x 10”.   This kit comes with all the yarn you will need to make 10 washcloths.

Listen to the Loon! Difficulty level is Beginner to Intermediate (One fish). This is a two to four harness kit.

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Lee Surrender Placemat Kit

September 20, 2019

20 Colors plus black weave up into these stunning placemats woven in the overshot pattern of Lee’s Surrender.  These 8 placemats are sure to be centerpiece of your festive tables for years to come.  Made of 100% cotton mercerized yarn, the finished size of the placemats is approximately 13.5” x 18.5”.  Listen to the Loon! Difficulty level is Intermediate to Advanced (Two fish). This is a Four harness kit.

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Happiness & Fortitude Towel

Seaside Towels

September 20, 2019

2 New Colorways!  We added Happiness & Fortitude that use the 2021 Pantone colors of 2021 and Forest & Snow that remind us of the view out our windows!  We have used the wonderful color palette of the Maurice Brassard unmercerized cotton yarns to dream up the colorways for these soft towels.

RIGID HEDDLE KIT:  Included with the kit are instructions to make two plaid towels using a rigid heddle loom:  one woven in plain weave, and one woven in a soft pickup pattern.  The finished sizes of the towels are approximately 12.5” x 20”.

4 SHAFT KIT:  Enough yarn to make 4 delightful plaid towels: two woven in plain weave, and two woven in rosepath pattern.  Includes 4 shaft instructions.  The finished sizes of the towels are approximately 18” x 26”.

We have limited quantities of Driftwood and Seashore kits as we are discontinuing these two colorways.  The remaining kits of those 2 colorways are available at a reduced price.

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20 Color Gamp for Rigid Heddle Looms

September 20, 2019

Weave 20 mercerized cotton yarns into color gamps to learn about color iterations in weaving and make beautiful cloth.  This kit contains all the 3/2 or 5/2 yarns you need to weave 2 color gamps.  Or you could weave 1 gamp and have enough fabric for a vest or weave a table runner…lots of possibilities.  The kit comes with instructions for weaving the gamps on a 15″ or a 20″ rigid heddle loom.

Listen to the Loon!  Difficulty level is Beginner to Intermediate (One fish). This Kit comes with instructions designed for Rigid Heddle Looms.

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Essential Towels Kit

September 20, 2019

Weave two completely different and stunning towels from the same warp on your 4-shaft loom.  Pattern spots are interspersed with sections of plain weave for maximum color blending.  We have included instructions to make two striped towels using our 5/2 Tubular Spectrum yarns.  The finished sizes of the towels are approximately 15.5” x 24”.  Thank you to Deb Essen for the wonderful design.

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Au Natural Placemat Kit

September 20, 2019

This placemat kit from DJE Handwovens features our American Maid naturally color cotton yarn.  The kit contains enough yarn to weave four placemats.  As with all DJE Handwoven kits, the warp is prewound ready to go directly on your loom.  Choose either green or brown yarns to suit your tastes.

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Enchanted Windowpane Towels

September 20, 2019

Combine a hemp warp with 5 colors of 10/2 American Maid naturally colored cotton to weave 5 lovely fingertip towels (finished size approximately 13” x 24”).  The hemp yarn is our new Lyte Hemp, and we make the American Maid™ yarns from cotton grown here in the American west and spun in the US.  When you wash the finished towels with baking soda, the color of the naturally colored cotton yarns will deepen.  The green cotton is especially affected by the alkalinity of the wash water. And, the colors will deepen over time.

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3 Ply Hemp Yarn

September 20, 2019

This 100% Hemp 3 ply yarn is a long line wetspun yarn with great drape and longevity. It comes in a range of vibrant colors that are dyed with reactive dyes and are mercerized for colorfastness. It’s perfect for delicate lace, summer clothing, and items for the home.  Available in 50 g skeins.  Choose a color from the swatches below.

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American Maid Yarn

American Maid™ Naturally Colored Yarn

September 20, 2019

Sustainably grown, colorful cotton yarn straight from American cotton fields to you!  This American made yarn is available in the colors that it is grown in, no dye required!  Available in:  Dark Brown, Light Brown, Dark Green, Light Green, Natural White (the color of “white” cotton before it is bleached) and now Bleached White in 3/2, 8/2, and 10/2.  Additionally, Natural White is also available in 6/2, 12/2 and 20/2*.

To order, choose the yarn color by clicking on the swatches shown below, then choose your yarn size and cone size from the drop down menus.

 

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In the Buff Towel Kit

September 20, 2019

There is nothing like stepping out of a relaxing bath or a warm shower and wrapping yourself up in a soft, thick towel.  The sustainably grown, American Maid™ white cotton in this kit creates a bath towel that is thick and thirsty. Talk about warm fuzzies!  This kit contains enough yarn to weave 4 bath towels (approximately 48”x28”), or 3 generous bath sheets (approximately 62”x28”).

Listen to the Loon! Difficulty level for this kit is Beginner to Intermediate (One fish). This is a Four harness kit. 

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Kitchen Set with a Sense of Place

September 20, 2019

Weave a whole set for your table with one loom set up!  Create 4 placemats and 4 napkins as well as a dishtowel.  The placemats are woven in rep weave, and the napkins and towels can be woven in plain weave, twill, or block weaves.  All you have to do after weaving the napkins and towels is to resley your loom to narrow the warp for the placemats. You can weave these on 2, 4, or 8+ harness looms.  Available in 4 colorways.

Listen to the Loon! Difficulty level for this kit is Intermediate to Advanced (Two fish). Instructions included for 4-8 shaft looms.  Can be woven on a 2 harness loom if desired.

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Sett Fiesta Kit

September 20, 2019

Weave a shawl and table runner from the same warp! Our own Tubular Spectrum Mercerized Cotton Yarn is sett differently for the durable and sturdy runner and the soft and supple shawl.      Listen to the Loon! Difficulty level is Intermediate to Advanced (Two fish). This is a Four harness kit.

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Color On Your Table Kit

September 20, 2019

Get ready for your next picnic with this stylish picnic cloth.  Enough yarn to weave 2 squares (approximately 32″ x 32″ finished) or one large rectangular cloth.  This cloth will brighten up any picnic.

Listen to the Loon! Difficulty level for this kit is Intermediate to Advanced (Two fish). This is an Eight harness kit. 

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Gray Matter Kit

September 20, 2019

Five evenly spaced gray yarns along with black and white create a 7 value gradient study.  Use alone for a great study of value, or to highlight a color or double the gray yarns with a color to tone the color down incrementally.  All of the kits come with instructions to make 4 napkins.

Listen to the Loon! Difficulty level for this kit is Beginner to Intermediate (One fish). All kits have instructions for 4-shaft looms.  The 3/2 size yarn comes with instructions for a Rigid Heddle Loom as well as 4-shaft looms. 

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Tubular Spectrum Comes to Dinner Kit

September 20, 2019

This kit gives “square meals” a whole new meaning.  Weave eight, 20″ x 20″ dinner napkins.  Using a 4 or 8 harness point twill, you can weave each napkin in a different treadling, and each napkin will look very different without ever re-threading your loom!

Listen to the Loon! Difficulty level for this kit is Intermediate to Advanced (Two fish). This is a Four or Eight harness kit.

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Seychelles Scarf Kit

September 20, 2019

Dreams of warm sand beaches and cool lagoons will fill your head as you weave and wear these lightweight, naturally colored scarves.  Enough  of our own American Maid™ cotton yarns to weave two long scarves (approximately 8″x 72″).  Available in green and brown colorways.

Listen to the Loon! Difficulty level for this kit is Intermediate to Advanced (Two fish). This is a Four or Eight harness kit. 

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American Maid™ Unmercerized White Cotton Yarn

September 20, 2019

Natural white, sustainably produced, unmercerized cotton yarn.  Perfect for all your soft handwoven items.  Strong enough for warp in any of the sizes, and soft and absorbent for anything you can dream up.  It makes wonderful towels, baby blankets, napkins, or cuddly throws.

*As of 2022, the 20/2 size is only available as a NON-American Made yarn.  The cotton in the 20/2 yarn currently comes from Egypt.  All the other yarn sizes are 100% American Made.

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