Kaleidoscope Napkins - 4 shaft

Kaleidoscope Napkin Kit

May 17, 2023

These cheerful napkins are sure to brighten up any table!  You can weave them all the same or use different treadlings for each napkin for a matching, yet different set.  The 4 napkins will be approximately 17” x 17” when finished.  4 and 8-shaft instructions are included.

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Tequila Sunrise Chameleon Ombre Scarf

Chameleon Ombre Scarf Kit

January 20, 2023

Blend three colors of yarn across the warp and weft to make a lovely scarf that gently shifts color from one edge to the other.  These scarves are designed to give you this fun color experience on either your Rigid Heddle or 4-shaft Loom!  Have fun and change color!   

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


Autumn Equinox Towel Kit

November 4, 2022

Use 7 cozy colors to make these towels to warm your hearth. This one-shuttle Turned Taquete (aka Jin) weave structure makes towels to match the season. This kit comes with enough yarn to make four dishtowels.  Kit includes both an 8-shaft and a 4-shaft pattern.  With the 8-shaft pattern, you can make both the towels with the circles and the towels with the blocks, and with the 4-shaft pattern you can make the towels with the blocks. Thanks to Susan Poague who designed the circle draft.  Her original towels can be found in Handwoven May/June 2019.


Warped to Weave Mug Rug Instructions

September 6, 2022

Wind a warp with two colors of 5/2 Tubular Spectrum™  Mercerized cotton to make a nice pile of mug rugs.  This is a perfect short warp to practice warping your loom.  We have designed these mug rugs to show off a fun Color and Weave threading and provide lots of options for weaving.  Design created by Michele Belson.

Blue Toasty Cowl--10B weft

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.

Now available in Original and Blue colorways.  Scroll down for more information.


Gradients for Your Table

November 8, 2021

We had so much fun with the Discover Gradients Weave Along, that we created Napkin and Placemat instructions using the gradient lessons in the class as a launching pad for our design.  The napkins are woven with 10/2 Tubular Spectrum™ mercerized cotton yarn, and the placemats are woven with 3/2 Tubular Spectrum™ mercerized cotton yarn.  Each kit contains enough yarn for warp and weft and has multiple color options.  Both the napkin and placemats have instructions for either shaft looms or rigid heddle looms.

These are the same colorways from the Discover Gradients class.  Add to your collection of colors at a great price.

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Double Rainbow Collections

September 20, 2021

All the yarn in 6 colors that you will need for Jennifer Moore’s Double Rainbow Class.  We have worked with Jennifer to bring you the perfect yarns in just the right amounts to get ready for her class.  Jennifer selected the six colors in the 5 colorways so you can choose your favorite and know they will work well in the class.  Currently available in 5/2 and 10/2 yarn.  No instructions are included in this yarn collection.

The collections are designed specifically to supply the yarn for Jennifer’s class, but you can find the complete instructions for weaving the Double Rainbow sampler  in Jennifer Moore’s book Doubleweave:Revised and Expanded.



Masters Towel Kit

September 20, 2021

Taking our inspiration from our favorite artists (Anni Albers, Ansel Adams, Piet Mondrian, Claude Monet, and Pierre-August Renoir) we designed this fun kit for 4 generous, towels with 3 colors of 10/2 Tubular Spectrumyarn.  And you can choose your favorite colorway.  Woven in 2 blocks to create a visually complex towel that is fun and easy to weave.   Finished towels are approximately 18″ x 28″.  Kit includes instructions for both 4 and 8-shaft looms.

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Discover Gradients Weave Along Kits

July 29, 2021

Are you joining the “Discover Gradients” weave along with Tien Chiu and our very own Michele Belson?  We have 3 Colorways of yarn designed by Tien to explore color gradients 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.  All of the color ways are available in 3/2 or 10/2 mercerized cotton or 8/2 unmercerized cotton.  We have the kits in stock and are ready to ship.

If you would like to add additional colors of 3/2 or 10/2 yarn, click here to see your color options.  If you would like to add additional colors of 8/2 yarns, click here for more options.

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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.


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 Tones, 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, Tints or Tones yarns.

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


Sizzling Hot Pads Instructions

November 7, 2020

Here are the instructions to make four sizzling hot pads using 3/2 mercerized cotton yarn.  The instructions show you how to make a set of four hot pads or trivets  that simply glows with color. Warm up your kitchen with some sizzle! All on a 4-shaft loom!  Designed by Master Weaver Deanna Deeds.

Choose your favorite colorway below:


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.


“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.

This is a DJE Handwoven Kit, and it comes with all the yarn you need plus a prewound warp ready to put on your loom.

2023 Summer Kaleidoscope Adventure

Kaleidoscope Adventure Box

July 29, 2020

New Kaleidoscope Collection Boxes are now available!

Come along with the Lunatics as we roam along our shelves to collect a premium box of “goodies” bursting with color!  This Kaleidoscope Adventure Box contains full cones, tubes or skeins of yarn plus other amazing products!  We have included a set of project instructions in the collection.  We intend for this project to be your muse, or starting point for using the yarns in the box.  And, of course, we added a few other surprises to make things fun!

The Treasure Hunter collections will contain at least 5 different items, and the Thrill Seeker collections contain at least 10 different items.  These items are not samples.  All of the items come directly off our retail shelves.  You never quite know what will be in the box.  That is the adventure part!  We Lunatics want to give your creativity a boost with luscious, fun yarns!


Kitchen with a Sense of Place Instructions

November 12, 2019

Weave a set of 4 placemats and 4 napkins and a dishtowel with one loom setup!  Weave the napkins and towels in plain weave, twill, or block weaves and then resley your loom for the rep weave placemats.  We got our inspiration for the rep mats from Joanne Tallarovic’s wonderful book: Rep Weave and Beyond. Interweave Press, 2004


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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