Bumberet Bitty Bits Napkin Instructions

July 1, 2022

Instructions to weave the Bumberet Bitty Bit Napkins.  Play with 4 variations of the fascinating structure of Bumberet with our thirsty Lyte™ Bold hemp yarn and bitty bits of 10/2 Tubular Spectrum™ yarn for a splash of color!  All with this including a quick, single shuttle weave!  Weave 5 napkins (finished size 16.5” square) in 4 different treadlings or pick one treadling and make the napkins all the same.  All on 4 shafts! Designed and woven by honorary Lunatic Paula Heller.

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Bumberet Bitty Bits Napkin Kit

June 24, 2022

Play with 4 variations of the fascinating structure of Bumberet with our thirsty Lyte™ Bold hemp yarn and bitty bits of 10/2 Tubular Spectrum™ yarn for a splash of color!  All with this including a quick, single shuttle weave!  Weave 5 napkins (finished size 16.5” square) in 4 different treadlings or pick one treadling and make the napkins all the same.  All on 4 shafts! Designed and woven by honorary Lunatic Paula Heller.

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Tide Pool Treasure Towel

Tide Pool Treasure Towel Kit

June 17, 2022

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”.  Yarn and Instructions included in the kit.

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Big Wrap Beach Blanket Yarn Collection

May 10, 2022

Cynthia Newman and our very own Katzy Luhring collaborated to make this wonderful beach blanket that is shown in Handwoven May/June 2022 page 68-70 from Long Thread Media!  This soft and luscious towel is woven on 4-shafts using 100% American Maid™ Naturally Colored Cotton Yarn!   We have collected the American Maid yarns you will need to make the towel…you will need to purchase the instructions from Long Thread Media. Click here to purchase the pattern.

Finished towel size after wet finishing:  39″ x 73″ plus 2.5″ fringe.

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Peaceful Periwinkle Towels

April 15, 2022

In stressful times, what could be more calming than weaving these towels in peaceful periwinkle and soft shades of blue and green? This one-shuttle, Turned Taquete 4-shaft draft makes beautiful dishtowels to match the season. This kit comes with enough yarn to make four different yet related dishtowels.

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

March 18, 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 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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“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.

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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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27 Color Gamp Kit

27 Color Gamp Instructions

November 12, 2019

A combination of color and value gamps all in a single project!  Talk about brilliant!  We hope these instructions inspires you to weave yourself into a spectral nirvana!

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Tubular Spectrum 20 Color Gamp Cones

Tubular Spectrum 20-Color Gamp Instructions

September 21, 2019

Want to understand more about color and how various colors work together in your woven fabrics?  A fabulous place to start is to create a gamp:  a valuable and beautiful tool to help you create your future projects.  These instructions show you how to weave a 20 color gamp from our own Tubular Spectrum™ Mercerized Cotton Yarns.

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Spectrum Circle Plus

September 20, 2019

This is our version of a yarn of the month club. The yarns you will receive will be our Tubular Spectrum 100% mercerized cotton yarns. As a Plus Member, you will receive all 20 original colors of our Tubular Spectrum yarns plus 5 shades of gray and black and white yarn over the next 11 months (excluding December). Membership includes a monthly shipment of yarn, and a newsletter with inspirational projects and discussions about color.  The projects are tailored to the size of yarn that you choose.  You may join at any time during the year.  The colors shipped each month do not vary regardless of when you start.  See Colors listed below.

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Spectrum Circle Standard

September 20, 2019

This is our version of a yarn of the month club. The yarns you will receive will be our Tubular Spectrum™ 100% mercerized cotton yarns. As a member, you will receive all 20 original colors of our Tubular Spectrum™ yarns plus black and white yarn over the next 11 months (excluding December). Membership includes a monthly shipment of yarn, and a newsletter with inspirational projects and discussions about color.  You may join at any time during the year.  The colors shipped each month do not vary regardless of when you start. See colors listed below.

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TNT Color Shawl Instructions

September 20, 2019

These are the ultimate gamps!  Use 37 Tubular Spectrum Colors to create a softly colored gamp, and an amazing shawl that shows off the explosion of Tubular Spectrum colors!  The gamp is approximately 22” square when woven, and the shawl is approximately 22” x 75” plus fringe.  One 4-shaft huck boxes and one 8-shaft twill block instructions are included.

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10 Color Petite Gamp Kit

September 20, 2019

This petite 10 color gamp kit contains ten of our Tubular Spectrumcolors to weave color gamps! Choose whether you would like to weave using Tints, Brights or Tones.  Available in 20/2, 10/2, 5/2, and 3/2 yarns. 

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.

The 3/2 Kits come with instructions for rigid heddle and harness looms.

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American Maid Yarn

American Maid™ Naturally Colored Yarn

September 20, 2019

Sustainably grown, colorful cotton yarn straight from American cotton fields to you!  This American made yarn is available in the colors that it is grown in, no dye required!  Available in:  Dark Brown, Light Brown, Dark Green, Light Green, Natural White (the color of “white” cotton before it is bleached) and now Bleached White in 3/2, 8/2, and 10/2.  Additionally, Natural White is also available in 6/2, 12/2 and 20/2*.

To order, choose the yarn color by clicking on the swatches shown below, then choose your yarn size and cone size from the drop down menus.

 

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In the Buff Towel Kit

September 20, 2019

There is nothing like stepping out of a relaxing bath or a warm shower and wrapping yourself up in a soft, thick towel.  The sustainably grown, American Maid™ white cotton in this kit creates a bath towel that is thick and thirsty. Talk about warm fuzzies!  This kit contains enough yarn to weave 4 bath towels (approximately 48”x28”), or 3 generous bath sheets (approximately 62”x28”).

Listen to the Loon! Difficulty level for this kit is Beginner to Intermediate (One fish). This is a Four harness kit. 

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Sett Fiesta Kit

September 20, 2019

Weave a shawl and table runner from the same warp! Our own Tubular Spectrum Mercerized Cotton Yarn is sett differently for the durable and sturdy runner and the soft and supple shawl.      Listen to the Loon! Difficulty level is Intermediate to Advanced (Two fish). This is a Four harness kit.

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