We have held off adding a 10/2 mercerized cotton to our shop, searching for a good fit for us. Now that Lunatic Fringe has expanded their Tubular Spectrum line (20 colors) to include tints and tones we decided it was time to carry them. Tracy has long been a fan of Lunatic Fringe's high quality cottons - beautifully spun with just the right twist for weavers, gorgeous colors that are wonderfully colorfast! We are excited to add these yummy yarns to our collection.
Lunatic Fringe developed a line of Mercerized cotton yarns that they 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.
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 3 sizes of cones: 1.5 oz mini cones, 8 oz cones, and 1 lb cones.
The Lone Star Loom Room is keeping 10/2 on 8 ounces cones in stock, except Natural white it is also available in one pound cones. Any other size can be special ordered.