Toasty Turned Tacquete Cowls

November 16, 2021

Warm up the cold days with three toasty warm cowls!!  Three different weft colors will give you 3 different, yet related cowls.  Using a 4-shaft loom, 5/2 Tubular Spectrum™ Mercerized cotton yarn and ONE SHUTTLE, these toasty turned taquete cowls are as fun to weave as they are to wear.  Brew a pot of tea and get comfy.

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Hopscotch Runner Instructions

July 1, 2021

These Hopscotch Table Runners are the first runners in our Master Weaver Series.  Designed by Master Weaver, Deb Essen, these runners use 4 colors of Tubular Spectrum™ to make table runners reminiscent of hopscotch pattern and spring flowers in front of Deb’s Grandmother’s house.  The summer and winter pattern has a different look on the front and back. It’s a fun, quick project to warp up and weave.  The complete instructions are included.

Listen to the Loon! Difficulty level is Intermediate to Advanced (Two fish). This is an Eight harness kit (6 are needed).

If you would like the kit with all the yarn included, click here.

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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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Double Rainbow On-line Class with Jennifer Moore

January 9, 2021

We have four new sections of Jennifer Moore’s amazing Double Rainbow class that will be held in 2022.  Join in the fun of the on-line workshop with Jennifer!  You will be weaving in your home or studio on your own loom, and Jennifer will be meeting with you via Zoom.  And the classes will be limited to 25 participants so you will have lots of individual time to ask questions and get to know Jennifer.

The currently scheduled workshop dates are:

  • Workshop #1:   February 22, 24 and March 1, 3, 2022
  • Workshop #2:   May 2, 5, 9, 12, 2022
  • Workshop #3:   August 4, 6, 11, 13, 2022
  • Workshop #4:  December 5, 8, 10, 12, 2022

Additionally, the 4-days format gives you lots of time to weave your sampler during the workshop, because the class time is spread out over 10 days.  Each of the 4 class will meet from 10-2 Mountain Time.  And as you can see from the schedule, you will have time in between the class periods to weave on your loom.  Lots of this year’s participants in Jennifer’s classes have liked the 2-week format of the classes.  That way you have time to do the weaving in between classes, and you can process all the amazing information that Jennifer shares with you in the 4 days of class time.  You might even want to put on a longer warp because you will have more time to weave!

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Tubular Spectrum Rigid Heddle Basket Weave Towel

Basketweave Towels

November 30, 2020

Want to make Hand towels that are both functional and beautiful?  This is it!  8 colors from around our Tubular Spectrum Mercerized cotton plus enough white yarn to make either 2 or 4 beautiful and functional basket weave dishtowels.  Now available in Tints or Brights!

Finished towels are approximately 12.5” x 27”.  The 2-towel variations only have instructions for weaving on the rigid heddle looms.  The 4-towel variations have instructions for both rigid heddle and 4-shaft looms.  We include several treadling variations for the 4-shaft looms to mix things up!  Choose Brights or Tints yarns.

Listen to the Loon! Difficulty level is Beginner to Intermediate (One fish). This is a Rigid Heddle and 4-shaft 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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Popping Purple Scarves

September 20, 2019

Make two scarves, one for you, and one for a friend.   All the mercerized yarn and instructions to make two scarves that shift through 6 purplish yarns. The finished size of each scarf is approximately 8” x 60” plus 4” fringe on either end.  The texture of the scarves is made by using a 3-shaft pattern (with the use of a pickup stick if you have a rigid heddle loom), and the scarves are very soft and supple.

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

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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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