On the Road Again!
The Lunatics took the show on the road last weekend and wowed the crowds at WeFF, the annual sale/show/classes/gathering of the Southern California Handweavers Guild. The Big Guild in Southern California! We reconnected with old friends and made new ones talking about fiber projects with new weavers, weaving teachers and experienced weavers, as well as […]READ MORE
Fusing Thermoplastic Yarns–by Giovanna Imperia
What are thermoplastic yarns? While polyester is often classified as a thermoplastic, I tend to separate it from a class of industrial materials where high heat is used to fuse yarns into a solid, stable fabric that retains the original structure (typically woven). In this category, there are a variety of types of thermoplastic yarns […]READ MORE
Support Your Local Yarn Shop!
This past year has taught us many lessons. Among all the lessons, a few have emerged as cornerstones in our lives…Family and Friends can help you through hard times, Good friends should be cherished, and of course…Yarn is a necessity for life. We are so grateful for being part of the well kept secret of […]READ MORE
We are so fortunate to be part of an amazing artistic community of weavers. Lunatic Fringe Yarn’s latest kit (Hoppy Spring–Bunny and Towels) is the perfect example of weavers/artists feeding one another’s creative fires. After the fun that we had with the Coral Challenge and the Sweetheart Towels, we were thinking of another seasonally themed […]READ MORE
How to USE a Color Gamp
Now that you have woven a color gamp, what do you do with it? It is a pretty piece of fabric…it looks great as a wall hanging, or as a throw in your favorite chair, and your grandbaby thinks it is to “drool” for. But what else can you do with it? Our favorite reason for […]READ MORE
Arranging to Weave a Color Gamp
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 […]READ MORE
What is a Color Gamp?
We have been weaving gamps for a long time, and we love to answer to the question “What is a gamp?”. A color gamp is a cloth that contains a set of color stripes in the warp that are crossed by the same set of color stripes in the weft. The resulting fabric will show […]READ MORE
Spockloth…What is a Spockloth?
The other day a local weaver came by, and as we were chatting, she mentioned that she was weaving a “Spockloth”. A what? My mind snapped to this unknown word, and started searching around trying to figure out what she said and what on earth she had been weaving so I didn’t seem so ignorant. So, stalling […]READ MORE