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3/2 & 5/2 Mercerized Cotton Yarn – Tubular Spectrum

March 17, 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 3/2 and 5/2 weight yarns.  If you would like to use 10/2 or 20/2 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 color gamp of the first 10 TNT colors, 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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Chasing Rainbows Napkin Kit

September 20, 2019

I love rainbows – the reward at the end of the rain! This kit from DJE Handwovens features 6 colors of our Tubular Spectrum mercerized cotton yarn. The 4 napkins are fun color play and can be woven on rigid heddle (need two 8 dent heddles) or 2-shaft table and floor looms. With the warp already wound, this is a fast and easy weave for all experience levels. Can’t bring yourself to use the napkins? It can be a lovely table runner or set of 2 placements or towels.

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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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Gray Matter Kit

September 20, 2019

Five evenly spaced gray yarns along with black and white create a 7 value gradient study.  Use alone for a great study of value, or to highlight a color or double the gray yarns with a color to tone the color down incrementally.  All of the kits come with instructions to make 4 napkins.

Listen to the Loon! Difficulty level for this kit is Beginner to Intermediate (One fish). All kits have instructions for 4-shaft looms.  The 3/2 size yarn comes with instructions for a Rigid Heddle Loom as well as 4-shaft looms. 

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12 Color Gamp Kit

September 20, 2019

For those of you taking workshops that need the classic 12 colors around the spectrum…this kit is for you! The kit contains 12 cones of our Tubular Spectrum colors in mercerized cotton.  The colors included in the kit are: 5 Purple, 5 Red Purple, 5 Red, 10 Red, 5 Yellow Red, 10 Yellow Red, 5 Yellow, 5 Green Yellow, 10 Green, 10 Blue Green, 10 Blue, 10 Purple Blue. Minimal instructions are included with this kit. Yarn is 100% mercerized cotton dyed with fiber reactive dyes to minimize fading and bleeding of the colors.

 

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T-N-T Collections

September 20, 2019

Add all of the new Tints and Tones colors to your stash!  These yarns were designed to go with the original Tubular Spectrum™ colors, and they are ready to play with your color palette to bring it to new heights. It’s a color explosion!

The colors included in the TNT I Collection are Periwinkle, Violet, Coral,Teal, Copper, Burnt Umber, Gold, Cobalt Blue, Cranberry and Forest Green.

The colors included with the TNT II Collection are Butter Yellow, Kelp, Sky Blue, Sea Green, Tangerine, Thyme and Verbena.

Or get them ALL for a fabulous tint and tone palette!

One cone of each color comes in the corresponding collection.  You choose the yarn size:  5/2, 10/2 or 20/2 (Coming soon: 3/2!) and the size of the cones: 1.5 oz, 4 oz, 8 oz or 1 lb.

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27 Color Gamp Plus Kit

September 20, 2019

Add value to your color exploration.  27 cones of color: 5 shades of gray, all 20 Tubular Spectrum™ colors, plus black and white make an expanded color and value gamp. The kit with 1.5 oz cones contains enough yarn and instructions to weave a beautiful, colorful shawl as well as a 40″ square gamp.  Instructions are included for the 8 harness twill block pattern that makes these colors sing.

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

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20 Color Gamp Kit

September 20, 2019

Color 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.  This kit contains the original twenty Tubular Spectrum™ bright and brilliant colors and includes instructions to weave color gamps!

Listen to the Loon! Difficulty level for this kit is Beginner to Intermediate (One fish). This is a Four to Eight harness kit.  The 3/2 size yarn also has instructions for making gamps on the rigid heddle loom.

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