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Sizzling Hot Pads

September 25, 2020

Woven in rep weave in an asymmetric block design, these sets of four hot pads or trivets simply glow with color. Cool colors contrast with gradually shifting warm hues that just pop!

All on a 4-shaft loom!

Designed by Master Weaver Deanna Deeds.

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“Yes, It’s Worth It” Runner Kit

September 9, 2020

Remember secret decoder rings and writing special messages for your friends? Overshot name drafts are woven “secret messages” created by assigning each letter of a phrase to a shaft on the loom. Based on the message “Yes, it’s worth it”, this 4-shaft design is the weaver’s response to “But you can buy a runner, is it really worth all the effort?” Why yes, yes it is indeed worth it. Featuring Lunatic Fringe Yarns Tubular Spectrum™ Tints & Tones mercerized cotton yarns.

Kit comes with a prewound warp ready to put on the loom.  These beautiful table runners are designed by DJE Handwovens.

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“For all good things” Runner/Towels/Placemats Kit

September 9, 2020

This overshot name draft kit by dje Handwovens uses our very own American Maid™ natural color cotton yarns.

The natural color green or golden tan cottons used for the pattern get darker with washing! Warp length allows for 20″ thrum waste plus allowances for take-up, tie on. Maximum weaving length is 76″. Finished width: 13″

Kit makes either 4 placemats (13″ wide x 16.5″ Long) or 4 towels or one 72″ long runner—or any combination you decide!

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Summer Rosepath Napkin Instructions

May 22, 2020

Weave 13 stipes into 4 Patriotic Napkins as we tip our hats (or should we say our summer bonnets…) to the original 13 colonies for Independence Day.  Reduce your carbon footprint, show your patriotism, and have fun weaving and using these quick and easy 4-shaft Napkins.

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Sumptuous Spa Towel Kit

Spa Towel Instructions

November 12, 2019

These instructions are for 2 thick and thirsty bath towels (finished size approximately 31” x 64”). Woven with soft 8/2 unmercerized cotton yarn, and a 4 or 8-shaft waffle weave structure, these towels have a delicious softness.  Treat yourself or your loved ones to some new towels.

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Tubular Spectrum Comes to Dinner Instructions

November 7, 2019

A collection of 8 napkins, woven in 20 colors

Not only do you get to see how the 20 Tubular Spectrum colors interact with each other in a color gamp, but you also get to see how very different the colors look with a multitude of woven structures.  You warp your loom once, and then by changing the treadling, you can have 8 radically different, yet related napkins.

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Lee Surrender Pillowtop Instructions

November 7, 2019

Weave 4 spectacular pillow covers! The finished size of the pillow covers is about 18” x 17”.  Lee’s Surrender is an overshot pattern that uses 4 harnesses.  The pattern listed below comes from Marguerite Porter Davison’s book A Handweaver’s Pattern Book on page 184.

Weaving overshot is fun…you will weave with two shuttles.  One shuttle carries the pattern yarn, and the other shuttle carries the tabby or tie down yarn.

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Lee Surrender Placemat Instructions

November 6, 2019

This overshot pattern is stunning! The finished size of these placemats are approximately 13.5” x 18.5”.  Lee’s Surrender is an overshot pattern that uses 4 harnesses.  The pattern listed comes from Marguerite Porter Davison’s book A Handweaver’s Pattern Book on page 184.

Weaving overshot is fun…you will weave with two shuttles.  One shuttle carries the pattern yarn, and the other shuttle carries the tabby or tie-down yarn.

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Tubular Spectrum 20 Color Gamp Cones

Tubular Spectrum 20-Color Gamp Instructions

September 21, 2019

Want to understand more about color and how various colors work together in your woven fabrics?  A fabulous place to start is to create a gamp:  a valuable and beautiful tool to help you create your future projects.  These instructions show you how to weave a 20 color gamp from our own Tubular Spectrum™ Mercerized Cotton Yarns.

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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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Hoppy Spring – Bunny and Towels

September 20, 2019

“Hoppy Spring”!

This adorable bunny is ready to hop into your heart!  The spring-time combination of green grass, colorful eggs and bunnies inspired us to make fabric and towels to match the spring-time season! Instructions for the towels and our own pattern for the bunny is included.

Choose your favorite from 3 combinations of kits or just the pattern!

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Baja Placemats

September 20, 2019

Welcome to Baja Mexico where the desert meets the Sea of Cortez! Cliffs of volcanic rock tower over gorgeous beaches in quiet coves where the water changes from brilliant turquoise in the shallows to deep blue in the depths. The pattern reflects the patterns of Mexican textiles. The pattern is bands of Summer and Winter, woven in Dukagang style.  Kit makes 4 placemats, approximately 13″ x 18″.  Choose either the Sand or Sea version.

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Naturally Colored Spa Towel Kit

September 20, 2019

Who wouldn’t want to reach for a fluffy, handwoven bath towel when you step out of the shower or bath?  These towels make great gifts, sure to impress even the most discerning of newlyweds! And, for the best part…they weave up quickly.   The towels come in either brown or green and are made from our own American Maid 100% Naturally Colored Cotton Yarn.   The kit makes 2 thick and thirsty bath towels (finished size approximately 31” x 64”). Woven with soft 8/2 unmercerized cotton yarn, and a 4 or 8-shaft waffle weave structure, these towels have a delicious softness.  Treat yourself or your loved ones to some new towels!

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

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Sumptuous Color Spa Towel Kit

September 20, 2019

It is truly luxurious to wrap up in a fluffy, handwoven bath towel when you step out of the shower or bath.  These towels make great gifts, sure to impress even the most discerning of newlyweds! The towels come with soft natural white for the body of the towel, and you choose your favorite accent color from 10 Maurice Brassard colors to customize these towels!  And, for the best part…they weave up quickly.   The kit makes 2 thick and thirsty bath towels (finished size approximately 31” x 64”). Woven with soft 8/2 unmercerized cotton yarn, and a 4 or 8-shaft waffle weave structure, these towels have a delicious softness.  Treat yourself or your loved ones to some new towels!

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

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Lee Surrender Pillowtop Kit

September 20, 2019

20 Colors plus black weave up into these stunning pillowtops woven in the overshot pattern of Lee’s Surrender.  These 4 pillowtops are sure to be centerpiece of your living space for years to come.  Made of 100% cotton mercerized yarn, the finished size of the pillows is approximately 18″ x 18”.

Listen to the Loon! Difficulty level is Intermediate to Advanced (Two fish). This is a 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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Chameleon Ombre Scarf Kit

September 20, 2019

This kit has three 1 ½ ounce cones of each of three analogous colors from our own Tubular Spectrum color wheel in 10/2 Mercerized Cotton.  By blending these yarns you can make a lovely scarf that gently shifts color from one edge to the other and they are designed to give you this fun color experience on your Rigid Heddle or 4 shaft Loom!  So have fun and change color!    Listen to the Loon! Difficulty level is Intermediate to Advanced (Two fish). This is a Two harness kit.

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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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