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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Masters Towels Instructions

December 9, 2021

Taking our inspiration from our favorite artists (Piet Mondrian, Claude Monet, Pierre-August Renoir and Ansel Adams) we designed this fun project for 4 generous, towels with 3 colors of Tubular Spectrum ™ yarn.  And you can choose your favorite colorway. 

Woven in 2 blocks of broken twill to create a visually complex towel that is fun and easy to weave.   Finished towels are approximately 18″ x 28″.  We have updated the instructions to include 4 and 8-shaft patterns.

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Elastic Cotton Yarn – GevolveYarns

April 14, 2021

This very fine Elastic cotton yarn is a lively Cotton yarn.  These yarns can be used as weft yarns for creating interestingly textured fabrics.

Available on 1 oz cones.  Approximately 1600 yards.  Choose a color from the swatches shown below.  Scroll down for more information.

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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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Sliver Sampler

Super Sliver Sampler

November 13, 2019

“A little bit of Acala in my life.. a little bit of Pima by my side…”   A little bit of everything!

This is the perfect sliver sampler with 1 oz of each type of sliver that we currently have available.  Right now, you will receive one 1 oz of the following types of sliver:

  • Brown Pima
  • Green
  • White Pima
  • Hemp
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Totally Tubular Collection

November 12, 2019

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!

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Poetic Placemats Instructions

November 7, 2019

If you follow these instructions, you will end up with 4 beautiful placemats that all have a different look.  You will learn to do 4 types of finger manipulated edging techniques to create 4 beautiful placemats.  Mix and match or choose your favorites.  Think of them as samplers you can use.

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Seine Twine Color Card

October 11, 2019

Want to see exactly what you’ll get when you order any of our Seine Twine? Order a sample card with actual yarn samples of each our Seine twine Yarns!

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Maurice Brassard Slub Yarn Sample Color Card

October 11, 2019

Want to see exactly what you’ll get when you order any of our Maurice Brassard Slub Yarns? Order a sample card with actual yarn samples of each yarn!

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American Maid Yarn Sample Color Card

October 11, 2019

Want to see exactly what you’ll get when you order any of our 100% cotton American Maid Yarns? Order a sample card with actual yarn samples of each our American Maid Yarns!

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Maurice Brassard Variegated Color Yarn Sample Card

October 11, 2019

Want to see exactly what you’ll get when you order any of our Maurice Brassard Variegated Yarns? Order a sample card with actual yarn samples of each yarn!

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100% Cotton Slub Yarn

September 20, 2019

Slub yarn gives your creations more personality and added texture. Perfect for dishtowels, baby blankets and anything you want to be soft and absorbent. This slub yarn is the same size as the 8/2 Maurice Brassard Unmercerized yarn and it pairs beautifully with the regular 8/2 yarn! Available on 8 oz tubes.

 

 

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Variegated Group 2023

Variegated Cotton Yarn

September 20, 2019

8/2 Unmercerized Cotton Variegated yarn from Maurice Brassard! There are New colors!

And the best part? All these AMAZING colors are available on 1.5 oz, 4 oz and 8 oz cones! (Approximately 320 yards on a 1.5 oz mini cone, 840 on a 4 oz cone, or 1680 yards on an 8 oz cone.)

Use by themselves or pair them with a solid color to make a stunning towel, scarf or blanket.  See the solid colors available here.

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Tahkli Spindle

September 20, 2019

Tahkli spindles are ideal for spinning cotton or other short stapled fibers because they are engineered to spin very fast.  These Tahkli spindles are made of metal with a brass whorl that is well weighted.  Use this support spindle on a bowl (wooden, ceramic or glass), the table top or your thigh to support the spindle as it spins.  We have a lovely wooden one (click here).

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Spinning Videos by Joan Ruane

September 20, 2019

Joan Ruane is an amazing teacher, and she can teach you how easy it is to spin cotton. Really. She travels around the country teaching how easy and fun it is to spin this wonderful fiber. These DVDs are available for spinners to learn at home just how easy it is to spin cotton. Great for Guild Libraries too!

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CottonCarders-Schacht

Cotton Carders

September 20, 2019

Cotton hand carders are used to prepare cotton fiber for spinning.  The teeth are shorter and finer than wool carders because the cotton fibers are thinner and shorter than wool.  The Carding area for the Schacht carders is 10.5″ x 4″, and the Clemes and Clemes carders have a 10” x 3.5” carding pad.

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EZ-Spin Cotton Sliver, Easy to Spin

September 20, 2019

Spin your own cotton yarn!  Luscious colors of cotton available to spin into your very own fiber.  Sustainably grown cotton from California and New Mexico.  The brown and green color is part of the cotton lint so it actually gets darker as you wash it.  Available in a 4 oz package.

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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*. Click here for the additional sizes of Natural White.

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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