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“Au Natural” 4 Napkin Kit

July 29, 2020

The newest member of the “Au Natural” kits line from DJE Handwovens–a set of 4 napkins. This kit again features the soft American Maid cotton yarns.  There is enough yarn for 4 napkins or 2 towels.

​The napkins have 2 color and weave patterns-one for the border and one for the body. Instructions are included to change the combinations.

Two colorways: Natural/Brown and Natural/Green.

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Unmercerized 8/4 Cotton Yarn – Maurice Brassard

November 12, 2019

This 100% cotton Rug Warp is a timeless favorite for rag rugs, Repp weave rugs, and placemats.  It is a wonderfully stable warp yarn because of its tight twist and low elasticity.  This yarn comes in a wide range of colors for you to match to your fabric strips or create a rainbow across the warp.  Available on 8 oz tubes with approximately 840 yards per tube (1680 yards per pound).

 

 

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Master Weaver – Four Seasons Towels

September 20, 2019

Bring the colors of the seasons into your home!  A different kit for each season: Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter.  Each kit will weave 4 distinct towels in the colors of the season.  4 colors, 4 treadlings using the same draft, so no need to rethread to create 4 entirely different towels.

We have paired our luscious American Maid™ Natural White Cotton yarn with a carefully curated collection of 4 colors of Maurice Brassard cotton yarns.  With each kit, you can create 4 stunning towels.  These towels will bring a burst of color to your kitchen or bath!

This kit is part of our Master Weaver series…designed by Mary Berent.

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Unmercerized 8/2 Cotton Yarn – Maurice Brassard

September 20, 2019

Unmercerized yarns weave into lovely hand and dishtowels, soft and cozy blankets for your new nephew or niece, or many other soft and absorbent uses. All colors are available on 8 oz tubes and 1.5 oz mini cones, approximately 3,360 yards per pound (1680 yards on an 8 oz tube, and approximately 320 yards on a 1.5 oz mini cone). Sett these yarns at 16 epi for lace weaves, 18-20 for plain weave, and 20-24 for twill weave structures. You can also weave with these yarns on your rigid heddle loom by doubling the yarn and using a 10 dent reed.

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Au Natural Towel Kit

September 20, 2019

This towel kit from DJE Handwovens features our American Maid naturally color cotton yarn.  This kit makes two towels and comes with either green or brown cotton yarns.  The warp is prewound and ready to put directly onto your loom.  Weave with either a Rigid Heddle loom or other 2 shaft loom.  As with all of the naturally colored cotton yarns, the colors deepen with washing!

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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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Seine Twine – Cotton

September 20, 2019

This 100% unmercerized cotton seine twine is ideal for high tension warps.  Especially Rug warps and Tapestry Warps.  There is very little stretch in this yarn, the tight twist makes the yarn very strong, and it wears like iron.  The natural color is an economical choice for warp in weft faced projects where the warp will be covered by a colorful weft.

 

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Easy Spin Cotton Sliver

September 20, 2019

Spin your own cotton yarn!  Luscious colors of cotton available to spin into your very own fiber.  Sustainably grown cotton from California and New Mexico.  The brown and green color is part of the cotton lint so it actually gets darker as you wash it.  Available in a 4 oz package.

Now in Cinnamon Brown too!

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Seaside Towels

September 20, 2019

Join us for a stroll along the beach and enjoy the colorful waves in these Seaside towels!  We have used the wonderful color palette of the Maurice Brassard unmercerized cotton yarns to dream up the seaside 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”.

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Unmercerized 6/2 and 5/2 Cotton Yarns

September 20, 2019

BLOWOUT SALE!!!

Weave a baby blanket, a snugly towel to dry off after a swim in the pool, or any other of your favorite unmercerized cotton fabrics.  These economical yarns are good for lots of projects! Laurel is the only color currently available in 5/2. All colors are available on 1 pound cones.  Sett these yarns at 16 epi for lace weaves, 18-20 for plain weave, and 20-24 for twill weave structures.

The Sustainable white cotton is our own American Maid cotton yarn.  We have this yarn in stock all the time.  The other yarns are labeled as Goodbuy cottons and are mill ends.  We have a limited supply of these yarns, and will not be able to reorder them once we sell out.

 

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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 2 ply 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 manufactured in Romania, 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.

Project Description:

  • 5 fingertip towels
  • 20 EPI, 20 PPI
  • 15” wide in the reed
  • Warp length 6 yards

Equipment Needed:

  • 4-shaft loom with at least 15” weaving width.
  • 10 dent reed.
  • A stick or boat shuttle and bobbins

Contents of Kit:

  • 1- 1.5 oz cone 10/2 American Maid unmercerized cotton yarn each: Natural White, Dark Green, Light Green, Dark Brown, Light Brown
  • 1- 400g cone: 2 ply Hemp (Natural or Bleach)

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

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Cricket Bag

September 20, 2019

The brightly colored Cricket Loom Bag makes your Cricket convenient to carry. The beautiful bags are made from fabric woven and sewn by weavers with the Mayan Hands project.  Made from 100% unmercerized cotton yarn.  A wonderful project to support.  And the bags are durable, and have lots of room for accessories.

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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, 10/2 and 20/2.  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). This is a Two 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.  100% made in America.

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Peaceful Rhythm Towel Kit

September 20, 2019

Weave with a Peaceful Rhythm.  This Kit contains all the yarns you need to make the 4 towels originally designed by Sarah Jackson.

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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