Brilliant Weavealong

From Dull to Brilliant Weave-Along Collections

March 14, 2023

Are you joining the “From Dull to Brilliant” weave along with the Handweaving Academy?  They have designed two colorways that they will be using in the weave-along, and we have collected the 8/2 unmercerized yarns in convenient collections.  Choose your colorway and choose whether you want 1.5 oz cones or 8 oz cones.  We have the collections in stock and are ready to ship.

If you would like to add additional colors of 8/2 yarns, click here for more options.

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Dorissimo Yarns

Dorissimo — GevolveYarns

December 12, 2022

This is a nice, thin, shiny yarn.  As a polyester yarn, it is a good yarn to use in crimp cloth.  The colors will combine beautifully with lots of other yarns.

Available on 1oz cones.  Approximately 450 yards per oz.

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Touch of Twill Yarn Collection

Touch of Twill Yarn Collection

December 12, 2022

This warm and elegant shawl is designed by Jane Sheetz and featured in the January/February 2023 issue of Handwoven Magazine.  It uses Superfine Merino wool yarn to make one gorgeous shawl.  We have created this yarn collection with the right amounts of all of the yarns to make one shawl as shown in the magazine.

You can purchase the pattern from Handwoven by clicking here.

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Tide Pool Treasure Towel Instructions

Tide Pool Treasure Towel Instructions

June 17, 2022

Instructions to make the Tide Pool Treasure Towels.  Thirsty Lyte™ Bold Hemp yarn and 10/2 Tubular Spectrum™ mercerized cotton yarns combine to make 6 lovely hand towels that remind us of the colors of a Pacific Ocean tide pool on a warm summer day.  With a 4-shaft draft and a white hemp warp, the brilliant colors of the mercerized cotton will warm up your summer.  Finished size of the towels is approximately 15” x 21”.  Instructions are for the Sky Blue colorway.

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Lyte Hemp Fine

May 11, 2022

This hemp yarn will light your fire! We have a new line of gorgeous, lovely to work with, high quality European Hemp.  This hemp yarn is a wonderful 2-ply yarn with approximately 5,000 Yards per pound.  Weave the Lyte fine yarns at 36 epi for plain weave.  It currently comes in 10 colors as well as a creamy Bleached yarn.   If you are looking for a thicker hemp yarn, click here to see the Lyte Hemp Bold yarns.

Choose a color from the swatches shown below, then select your cone size. Colors are available in 4 oz and mini cones.  Bleached yarns are available on 8 oz cones. If you can’t select a size or color that you want, click on the word “clear” right below the cone size dropdown menu.  Scroll down for further information about these wonderful yarns.

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Lyte Hemp Bold

May 11, 2022

This hemp yarn will light your fire! We have a new line of gorgeous, lovely to work with, high quality European Hemp.  This hemp yarn is a wonderful 2-ply yarn with approximately 2,600 Yards per pound.  Weave the Lyte Bold yarns at 24 epi for plain weave.  It currently comes in 21 colors as well as a creamy Bleached yarn, and Natural and Dark Natural.  We also have Lyte Hemp Fine yarns if you want to use a thinner yarn.

Choose a color from the swatches shown below, then select your cone size. Colors are available in 4 oz and mini cones.  Bleached and Natural yarns are available on 8 oz cones. If you can’t select a size or color that you want, click on the word “clear” right below the cone size dropdown menu.  Scroll down for further information about these wonderful yarns.

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Lyte Hemp Gorgeous Grays

Lyte Hemp Collections

May 4, 2022

Would you like a collection of Lyte Hemp™ Yarns?  These collections have mini cones of all the colors we have in stock right now.

The yarn comes in two sizes:  Bold and Fine.  Lyte HempBold is a wonderful 2-ply yarn with approximately 2,600 Yards per pound and approximately 260 yards on a mini cone.  And Lyte HempFine is a thinner 2-ply yarn with approximately 5,000 yards per pound and approximately 500 yards per mini cone. Would you like to purchase individual cones of the Lyte Hemp Yarn?  Click here for Lyte HempBold Yarns or here for Lyte Hemp Fine Yarns.

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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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Hemp Bag Bliss Yarn Collection

December 16, 2020

This classic bag is a beautiful 8-shaft project!

We have assembled the yarns to make Krista Richey’s Hemp Bag Bliss as shown in the January/February 2021 edition of Handwoven Magazine from Long Thread Media.  You will find the instructions on page 50. If you do not have a current subscription, you can purchase a copy of the magazine here: Handwoven Magazine

 You can see all the colors of hemp here if you wish to choose additional colors.

 

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3/2 10 Color Petite Gamp Kit for Rigid Heddle

August 28, 2020

Designed with new weavers in mind!

Gamps are a brilliant way to explore color interactions.  They will help you predict future color interactions and take the guesswork out of project planning. Use 10 colors of Tubular Spectrum™  100% mercerized cotton yarn to create 2 square gamps (approximately 12.5” square) and a table runner or scarf (approximately 12.5” x 57”). The gamps will be a lifetime reference to help you predict color combinations and give you better control over your woven results in future projects.  Each of the 10 cones included with this kit contains approximately 118 yards of yarn. Choose from either Tints, Brights or Tones colors.  All available on 1.5 oz cones.

The Tint colors are:  Butter Yellow, Tangerine, Coral, Verbena, Violet, Periwinkle, Sky Blue, Teal, Sea Green, and 5 Green Yellow.

The Bright colors are:  10 Yellow, 10 Yellow Red, 10 Red, 10 Red Purple, 10 Purple, 10 Purple Blue, 10 Blue, 10 Blue Green, 10 Green, and 10 Green Yellow.

The Tones colors are:  Gold, Copper, Cranberry, 5 Red Purple, 5 Purple, 10 Purple Blue, Cobalt, 10 Blue Green, Forest and Kelp.

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3/2 10 Color Petite Gamp Kit

August 28, 2020

Designed with new weavers in mind!

Gamps are a brilliant way to explore color interactions.  They will help you predict future color interactions and take the guesswork out of project planning.

Use 10 colors of Tubular Spectrum™  100% mercerized cotton yarn to create 2 square gamps (approximately 12.5” square) and a table runner (approximately 12.5” x 35”).  The gamps will be a lifetime reference to help you predict color combinations and give you better control over your woven results in future projects.  Each of the 10 cones included with this kit contains approximately 118 yards of yarn.

The gamps will be a lifetime reference to help you predict color combinations and give you better control over your woven results in future projects.  Each of the 10 cones included with this kit contains approximately 118 yards of yarn.

Comes with 10 Bright colors : 10 Yellow, 10 Yellow Red, 10 Red, 10 Red Purple, 10 Purple, 10 Purple Blue, 10 Blue, 10 Blue Green, 10 Green, and 10 Green Yellow.

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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!

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Turning Autumn Towels Yarn Collection

July 28, 2020

These delightful towels are such a fun 4-shaft project!

We have assembled the yarns to make Cynthia Newman’s Turning Autumn Towels as shown in the September/October 2020 edition of Handwoven Magazine from Long Thread Media.  You will find the instructions on page 61. If you do not have a current subscription, you can purchase one here: Handwoven Magazine.

 

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Yarn Gauge

July 9, 2020

Do you ever wonder what sett you should use for a particular yarn?  Use these handy little Yarn Gauges to figure it out.

Wrap the yarn in either the 25mm (1″) or 12.5mm (1/2″) slot and count the number of wraps. If you used the 25mm (1″) slot, divide the number by 2 to give you an approximate number of ends/inch for plain weave.  If you used the 12.5mm (1/2″) slot, the number of wraps will give you an approximate number of ends per inch for plain weave.  Remember, this is a good starting point, but sampling will give you the best information.

Made from lacquered Silver Beech hardwood. Comes complete with leather loop and wrap/gauge table for knitting yarns.  Click here to see our table of yarn information for various yarns.

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Superfine Merino Wool Yarn 1 lb Cones

January 31, 2020

Superfine Merino, made from fine Australian wool is a soft, elegant yarn. It has traditional uses in creating garments of the highest quality. It is a true luxury yarn. This yarn will felt when agitated in lukewarm water: this makes it ideal for uses in deflected doubleweave structures! Dry clean or hand wash in cool water and lay flat to dry.  

Is a full pound too much? You can also purchase Merino by the ounce HERE!

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Superfine Merino Wool Yarn by the Ounce

January 31, 2020

Sold by the ounce – one, two, or more ounces at a time. Don’t need a full pound? Then this is exactly what you’ve been waiting for! Each ounce is $11.50.  You tell us how many ounces of each color you would like, and we will wind it just for you!

Superfine Merino, made from fine Australian wool is a soft, elegant yarn. It has traditional uses in creating garments of the highest quality. It is a truly luxurious yarn. This yarn will felt when agitated in lukewarm water: this makes it ideal for uses in deflected double weave structures! Dry clean or hand wash in cool water and lay flat to dry.  

(Still want a full lb (16 oz)? You can get a great deal right HERE!)

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EZ Bobs – Kumihimo bobbins

October 25, 2019

These bobbins are a must have while braiding or any other time you want to keep small amounts of yarn under control.  You wind the yarn around the bobbin and then pop them shut securing the yarn inside.  When you need more yarn to work with, you unsnap them, unwind some yarn and resnap them.  So simple and elegant.  Don’t braid at home without these!

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Superfine Merino Wool Sample Color Card

October 11, 2019

Want to see exactly what you’ll get when you order any of our Jaggerspun Superfine Merino Wool yarns? Order a sample card with actual yarn samples of each yarn!

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