Weekend Washcloths

March 17, 2022

Looking for a quick project to use the wonderful 3/2 Tubular Spectrum™ yarns?  How about a pile of washcloths from three brilliant colors of yarn?  Three colors of yarn build an interesting warp that you can weave with a solid weft or make fun plaids. The finished sizes of the washcloths are approximately 10” x 10”.  Kit makes 6 washcloths and includes three 4 oz cones of 3/2 Tubular Spectrum™ Mercerized Yarn and complete instructions for Rigid Heddle or 4-shaft looms.

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Gradient Placemat Instructions

February 28, 2022

We had so much fun with the Discover Gradients Weave Along, that we created Placemat instructions using the gradient lessons in the class as a launching pad for our design.  The placemats are woven with 3/2 Tubular Spectrum™ mercerized cotton yarn.   Both the napkin and placemats have instructions for either shaft looms or rigid heddle looms.  Makes 3 placemats.  Each of the colorways use the same draft but includes different pictures to show off the different colors of yarn.

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Gradients for Your Table

November 8, 2021

We had so much fun with the Discover Gradients Weave Along, that we created Napkin and Placemat instructions using the gradient lessons in the class as a launching pad for our design.  The napkins are woven with 10/2 Tubular Spectrum™ mercerized cotton yarn, and the placemats are woven with 3/2 Tubular Spectrum™ mercerized cotton yarn.  Each kit contains enough yarn for warp and weft and has multiple color options.  Both the napkin and placemats have instructions for either shaft looms or rigid heddle looms.

These are the same colorways from the Discover Gradients class.  Add to your collection of colors at a great price.

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Discover Gradients Weave Along Kits

July 29, 2021

Are you joining the “Discover Gradients” weave along with Tien Chiu and our very own Michele Belson?  We have 3 Colorways of yarn designed by Tien to explore color gradients in the Weave along.  The pictures of the woven samples show a few possible color combinations available with the yarns that are in each kit.  All of the color ways are available in 3/2 or 10/2 mercerized cotton or 8/2 unmercerized cotton.  We have the kits in stock and are ready to ship.

If you would like to add additional colors of 3/2 or 10/2 yarn, click here to see your color options.  If you would like to add additional colors of 8/2 yarns, click here for more options.

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10 Color Gamp Instructions

April 1, 2021

Gamps are a brilliant way to explore color interactions.  They will help you predict future color interactions and take the guess work out of project planning. This set of instructions will guide you through weaving three-four 10 color gamps.   The instructions are for our Bright Tubular Spectrum yarns.  You can substitute any 10 colors of Mercerized cotton yarn that you would like when weaving the gamps.

Available in 20/2, 10/2, 5/2, and 3/2 yarns.  Also available in 3/2 for Rigid Heddle looms.

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3/2 & 5/2 Mercerized Cotton Yarn – Tubular Spectrum

March 17, 2021

Tubular Spectrum™ yarns are 100% mercerized cotton yarns, available in 45 vivid, intense and very color fast colors.  The yarns will withstand years of washing and will keep your handwoven treasures looking bright and colorful!   In order to view the colors on the cones and to purchase the yarns, please select the cone size and the weight of yarn from the drop down menus, and then the yarn color by clicking on the color swatches shown below.

This page has 3/2 and 5/2 weight yarns.  If you would like to use 10/2 or 20/2 weight yarn, please click here.

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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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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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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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American Maid Sampler Kits

American Maid Sampler

September 20, 2019

Have a sample of the finest American Maid™, Naturally Colored Cotton Yarns.  All of the yarns are made from colors of cotton that come straight from the plant.  Add some baking soda to your wash water and watch the colors deepen.  All samplers come with 1.5 oz cones of natural white, dark brown, light brown, dark green, light green and bleached white yarns.  There is enough yarn to weave a couple napkins, or add a cone of white to the sampler kit, and weave a towel in each of the 5 colors of yarn! Instructions for specific projects are not included in the sampler, but we do have instructions available.  Click here for more information.

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20 Color Gamp Kit

September 20, 2019

Color gamps are a brilliant way to explore color interactions.  They will help you predict future color interactions and take the guess work out of project planning.  This kit contains the original twenty Tubular Spectrum™ bright and brilliant colors and includes instructions to weave color gamps!

Listen to the Loon! Difficulty level for this kit is Beginner to Intermediate (One fish). This is a Four to Eight harness kit.  The 3/2 size yarn also has instructions for making gamps on the rigid heddle loom.

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