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.READ MORE
Are you joining the “Discover Color” weave along with Tien Chiu and Janet Dawson?
We have 3 Colorways of 10/2 yarn designed by Tien Chiu to support the color theory she and Janet Dawson will be using 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.
Please note: We have all the yarns in stock for the kits and all orders already placed with us for the kits have been shipped. If you order this week, please make sure to choose priority mail if you need it for the weave along.
If you would like to add additional colors of 5/2 or 3/2 yarn, click here to see your color options.
Sign up for this free class by clicking here: Warp & Weave Weave AlongREAD MORE
Join us on our Kaleidoscope Adventure!
You will receive a bag with Retail packaging sizes of different colors and sizes of yarns based on the Color theme of the month. See below for the Colors and Availability. (For example in December you will receive, a FULL SKEIN of red hemp yarn, a full 4 oz of Mercerized red yarn, etc.) We aren’t telling you the type of wool (Greenline, Merino, Kokadjo, etc) or the color or grist of the yarns, but you will receive a full retail amount. It might be 5/2 or 10/2 or 3/2, or some other size. It might be Cranberry, Coral, 5 Red, or some other mercerized red yarn. That is the adventure part…you never quite know what will be in the box!
These are not samples! We pulled these yarns directly off our retail shelves!
The TREASURE HUNTER bags will contain at least 5 different yarns plus other goodies, and the THRILL SEEKER bags contain at least 10 different yarns plus the other goodies.
Play with color in this 8-shaft false Damask 2 towel kit featuring 4 colors of our Tubular Spectrum mercerized cotton yarn. The towels are woven on the same warp, just change the weft color for the large blocks on the second towel. The false damask creates blocks of color that appear to be woven together! And with the warp already wound, it’s a fun, fast, easy weave. Based on a draft from “A Weaver’s Book of 8-shaft patterns” edited by Carol Strickler.
Another beautiful kit from DJE Handwovens.READ MORE
These 3 thick and thirsty waffle weave towels are a wonderful kitchen or bath coordinate. The designer’s granddaughter’s first apartment with its beautiful gray interior design inspired these classic hand towels. Instructions are included to help make your weaving a success.
If you want to coordinate these towels with your setting, you can substitute your own accent color for the red yarn to match your decor. Select the “Choose your Accent Color” option and let us know the accent color that you want in the comments section of your order. View all the Maurice Brassard color options here!
Designed by Lois Scarbrough.READ MORE
Weave 13 stripes 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.READ MORE
4-shaft Waffle weave makes thick and absorbent washcloths. The designer’s granddaughter’s first apartment with its beautiful gray colors inspired these coordinating washcloths. May they brighten up your home too!
Substitute the red color for one of our other Maurice Brassard colors, to customize these washcloths to coordinate with your setting! Select the “Choose your Own Accent” option and let us know the color that you want in the comments section of your order. View all the Maurice Brassard Color Options here!
Designed by Lois Scarbrough.READ MORE
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 MagazineREAD MORE
We have assembled the 10/2 American Maid naturally colored cotton yarns to make Rachel Simmons Diamonds & Rust scarf as shown in Handwoven’s Lookbook: Loom Theory: Rigid Heddle Scarf Collection 2019 from Long Thread Media. We have collected the yarns you will need to make the scarf…you will need to purchase the instructions from Long Thread Media. Click Here for the instructions: Loom Theory: Rigid Heddle Scarf Collection 2019 from Long Thread Media.
The instructions as written make 1 scarf. We have assembled the yarn for either 1 or 2 scarves.
Please scroll down for more information on the collection.
Photos by Good Folk Photography, courtesy of Long Thread Media.READ MORE
We have assembled the yarns to make Cynthia Newman’s Skipping Rocks Scarf as shown in Handwoven’s Lookbook: Loom Theory: Four Shaft Scarf Collection 2019 from Long Thread Media. We have collected the yarns you will need to make the scarf…you will need to purchase the instructions from Long Thread Media. Click Here for the instructions: Loom Theory: Four Shaft Scarf Collection 2019 from Long Thread MediaREAD MORE
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.READ MORE
The whole enchilada! Get all of our brilliant Tubular Spectrum yarns in one breathtaking kit!
45 of the finest mercerized cotton yarns combining our original 20 bright colors, 17 tints and tones with 5 shades of gray, black,white and natural.
Oh the fun that can be woven with the colors you’re craving for!READ MORE
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).
We are continuing to fill in our stock of these colors. Items marked as on backorder will be shipped within 3-4 weeks.
As a result of the annual challenge by the Southern California Handweaver’s Guild of “Fowl”, the concept of our Loon Mug Rugs was hatched. The stripes are intended to look like the neck stripes on the summer plumage of the common loon. The mug rugs shown are woven with 3/2 mercerized cotton yarn using the 5-shaft satin pattern. When washed, the fabric has very satisfying ridges. The 4-shaft draft will produce a flat mug rug with equally interesting color stripes with the twill stripes. Design created by Michele Belson.READ MORE