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Sword Fern & Horsetail Runner Yarn Collection

February 19, 2020

We have assembled the yarns to make Cynthia Newman’s Sword Fern & Horsetail Runner as shown in the March/April 2020 edition of Handwoven Magazine from Long Thread Media.  You will find the instructions on page 38. If you do not have a current subscription, you can purchase one here: Handwoven Magazine

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Advancing Blues Shawl Yarn Collection

January 17, 2020

We have assembled the yarns to make Mary Berent’s Advancing Blues Shawl as shown in Handwoven’s Lookbook:  Loom Theory:  8-shaft Shawl Collection 2019 from Long Thread Media.  We have collected the Zephyr yarns you will need to make the shawl…you will need to purchase the instructions from Long Thread Media. Click Here for the instructions:  Loom Theory: 8-shaft Shawl Collection 2019 from Long Thread Media.  The instructions as written make 1 shawl.  We have assembled the yarn for either 1 or 2 shawls.

Photos by Caleb Dane – Good Folk Photography, courtesy of Long Thread Media.

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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 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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Master Weaver–Full Spectrum Kit

September 20, 2019

Weave two projects in the full 20-color Tubular Spectrum™ with one warp on your 8-shaft loom. The first project is woven in warp-faced twill blocks with a 20-color rotation warp using the 10/2 Tubular Spectrum™ and black weft. Then by changing the tie-up, the second project becomes a two-block doubleweave with a 20-color rotation in both the warp and the wefts.  There is enough yarn to make the two projects into either shawls or table runners.  Choose what fits your lifestyle!

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

 

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Master Weaver–Magical Metamorphosis Napkin Kit

September 20, 2019

These large dinner napkins with their off-set asymmetric design and border allow for creative folding ideas. Different colors in the napkin can be featured throughout the folding. Match your décor and make a statement as you enjoy a fabulous meal with friends.  Whet both your appetite and your eye as you “sett” your table!

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

 

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Star Spangled Towels

September 20, 2019

Just in time for your summer picnic!

Weave four towels that are as American as apple pie on your 8-shaft loom!   The overshot pattern is a modified “Star of Bethlehem”.  We have included yarn and instructions to make four DYNAMITE towels using our 10/2 and 5/2 Tubular Spectrum™  mercerized cotton yarns.  The finished sizes of the towels are approximately 16” x 29”.

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

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Master Weaver–Hopscotch Runners

September 20, 2019

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.

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

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Master Weaver–Shadow Play Towels

September 20, 2019

These Shadow Play Towels are the first towels in our Master Weaver Series.  Designed by Master Weaver, Rebecca Winter, these towels use 10 colors of Tubular Spectrum™ to make colorful and exquisitely patterned towels.  The Shadow weave offers a wonderfully study drape for these colorful towels, and the blend of plain weave and feather stitching creates a fabulous texture.  3 different treadlings allow you to create 3 unique towels.

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

 

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Sweetheart Towels

September 20, 2019

You’re going to fall in LOVE with these towels!

Weave four beautiful heart towels on your 8-shaft loom.  The advancing twill pattern provides the heart borders, and then the body of the towel is woven with a fancy twill that creates a “sweet” texture.  We have included yarn and instructions to make two pink towels and two red towels using our 10/2 Tubular Spectrum yarns.  The finished sizes of the towels are approximately 16” x 24”.

Heart pattern from Weaver’s Design Collection Twill Thrills page 52-54.  The heart pattern was originally designed by Kim Marie Bunke for Weaver’s Magazine.

Oh, the heart’s desire!

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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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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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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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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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Scarves that Go Bump Kit

September 20, 2019

This kit contains enough yarn to weave 2 delightfully textured scarves (approximately 8” x 59” after washing).  The combination of merino wool and mercerized cotton yarns in both warp and weft produce a fabric that has a bumpy 3-dimensional texture.  These scarves look fabulous with a braided or twisted fringe edge, and adding a beaded edge can make these scarves twinkle!  These scarves should be just the beginning of your love affair with things that go bump in the night!

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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Handmaiden’s Towel Kit

September 20, 2019

These towels are soft and absorbent!  Just what the Handmaiden ordered.  Two colors of our own American Maid™ Naturally Colored Cotton and natural white yarn combine with just 2 blocks to make four sophisticated towels that are fun and easy to weave.   These are the softest towels you will ever create! Finished towels are approximately 22″x 30″.  Available in either Brown or Green Colorways.  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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