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LOONatic Mug Rugs

November 8, 2019

Michele, the Traveling Lunatic, is spending much of her time in Southern California and getting to know the weaving communities there.  This blog post and Mug Rug pattern comes from her: I am enjoying being part of the Southern California Handweavers Guild.  The energy and creativity of the members is amazing, and mentors and eager […]

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Tubular Spectrum Ombre Tank

Knitting Yarns vs Weaving Yarns

November 28, 2018

Which of our yarns can you use for knitting, and how do the yarns compare with the standard knitting terms such as Sport Weight or DK weight?  You certainly can knit with weaving yarn, and weave with knitting yarns, but a little knowledge about the yarns and their purpose will help your knitting and weaving […]

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20 Color Gamp, Summer and Winter

Arranging to Weave a Color Gamp

February 7, 2017

How to arrange the colors in a Color Gamp is a question that can lead to many enjoyable hours of planning, thinking and rearranging.  In a purely academic way, the way the colors are arranged in a color gamp doesn’t matter at all.  The purpose of a color gamp is to see the interactions of […]

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Gamp on the Loom

What is a Color Gamp?

January 18, 2017

The holiday decorations are put away and the days are finally beginning to get longer.  The winter storms are heading out and our looms await.  And as this new year begins, we Lunatics like to look back to our beginnings. Back to the project that launched Lunatic Fringe Yarns, lo those many  moons ago: the Tubular […]

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Gray Matter Scarf made from 5/2 cotton

Scarves from 5/2 Mercerized Cotton

December 13, 2016

As we were working on the gray Chameleon scarves, using 3 strands of 10/2 mercerized cotton yarn, it suddenly occurred to us that we already had the perfect yarn for a gray scale scarf.  It was even foolishly apparent: we could use 5/2 yarn from our gray matter kit!  Those yarns already have 5 shades of […]

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Ombre Chameleon Scarf Kit

Chameleon Scarf

November 3, 2016

  How could we weave scarves that change color from the beginning to the end, top to bottom, just like a Chameleon, on a Rigid Heddle Loom and not have to dye the warp to do it?  Tubular Spectrum™ mercerized yarns to the rescue!   Using a favorite tapestry technique of combining thin yarns to make […]

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