10/2 & 20/2 Mercerized Cotton Yarn – Tubular Spectrum


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 10/2 and 20/2 weight yarns.  If you would like to use 3/2 or 5/2 weight yarn, please click here.

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Tubular Spectrum™ yarns are 100% mercerized cotton yarns, dyed specifically for us with 20 original bright colors, black, white, 5 shades of gray and 13 new tints and tones.  The colors are all vivid, intense, and very color fast.  The yarns will withstand years of washing and will keep your handwoven treasures looking bright and colorful!

We developed a line of Mercerized cotton yarns that we call the Tubular Spectrum™.  The original 20 colors are based on Albert Munsell’s color system.  Munsell was a painter, who in 1905 developed the concept of five primary colors, instead of the accepted three.  By using purple and green as additional primaries, he was able to expand the color wheel to include purple blues and red purples.   These yarns are our  interpretation of his concept.  We have expanded our Tubular Spectrum™  color line to include tints and tones of our original colors plus black, white, 5 shades of gray and natural.

These mercerized cotton yarns are from Egypt because there is no mercerization available in the US.  We have the colors dyed in the US after the yarn has been imported.  The Natural White yarn is the natural creamy white color of the cotton itself, and it has not been dyed.  Mercerized cotton yarn is the same as Perle cotton yarn.

All of the Tubular Spectrum yarns are available in 3/2, 5/2, 10/2 and 20/2 sizes of yarn.  All of the yarns are available on 4 sizes of cones:  1.5 oz mini cones, 4 oz cones, 8 oz cones, and 1 lb cones.  This page shows yarns available in 10/2 and 20/2.  If you would like yarn in 3/2 or 5/2, please click here.

The following table shows the approximately yardage on the cones of the various sizes of yarns:

Cone Size3/25/210/220/2
1.5 oz mini 118 yards200 yards400 yards800 yards
4 oz315 yards525 yards1,050 yards2,100 yards
8 oz630 yards1,050 yards2,100 yards4,200 yards
1 lb1,260 yards2,100 yards4,200 yards8,400 yards

Do you want all the colors in a collection?  We have them available in kits and collections: 10 Color Petite Gamp Kit, 20 Color Gamp Kit, 27 Color Gamp Plus Kit, Gray Matter Kit, and Totally Tubular Collection

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For more information on how to care for these yarns, please go to: YARN CARE

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