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Valley Yarns 8/2 Cotton

Valley Yarns 8/2 Cotton is our standard 8/2 unmercerized 100% cotton yarn. It's available in a tremendous range of colors! Made in Brazil 

Color Cards and Color Books for this yarn are available.

 

 

Content:
100% Cotton
Care:
Hand Wash
Weight/Yardage:
1# cones/3360 yards/lb
Sett:
18-24 epi
$19.99 cone Discountable
  • 1089 Alabaster In Stock 50+ cones $19.99
  • 1171 Pale Yellow In Stock 32 cones $19.99
  • 1205 Banana In Stock 48 cones $19.99
  • 1382 Spectra Yellow In Stock 11 cones $19.99
  • 2194 Algiers Blue In Stock 7 cones $19.99
  • 2355 Colonial Blue In Stock 50+ cones $19.99
  • 2448 Mediterranean Blue In Stock 3 cones $19.99
  • 2550 Nautical Backordered $19.99
  • 2574 Heather In Stock 35 cones $19.99
  • 2625 Ink Blue Backordered $19.99
  • 2636 Navy Backordered $19.99
  • 2746 Dark Teal In Stock 33 cones $19.99
  • 2868 Gray Blue Backordered $19.99
  • 3599 Lollipop In Stock 33 cones $19.99
  • 3611 Red Backordered $19.99
  • 3794 Burgundy Backordered $19.99
  • 3800 Currant In Stock 29 cones $19.99
  • 4425 Orange In Stock 50+ cones $19.99
  • 4548 Peaches 'n Cream Backordered $19.99
  • 5424 Turquoise Green In Stock 8 cones $19.99
  • 5468 Stone Green In Stock 5 cones $19.99
  • 5597 Mosstone In Stock 50+ cones $19.99
  • 5604 Willow Green In Stock 50+ cones $19.99
  • 5606 Army Green In Stock 1 cone $19.99
  • 5680 Sagebrush In Stock 21 cones $19.99
  • 5792 Lime In Stock 18 cones $19.99
  • 5877 Posy Green In Stock 7 cones $19.99
  • 5934 Elm Green In Stock 2 cones $19.99
  • 5949 Black Forest Backordered $19.99
  • 6122 Very Berry In Stock 37 cones $19.99
  • 6256 Eggplant Backordered $19.99
  • 6290 Petunia In Stock 12 cones $19.99
  • 6394 Royal Lilac In Stock 44 cones $19.99
  • 6402 Lilac Snow In Stock 19 cones $19.99
  • 6503 Murky Lavender In Stock 34 cones $19.99
  • 6974 Grayed Lavender In Stock 28 cones $19.99
  • 6995 Purple In Stock 50+ cones $19.99
  • 7198 Burnt Sienna In Stock 50+ cones $19.99
  • 7285 Baked Clay In Stock 50+ cones $19.99
  • 7327 Tobacco In Stock 5 cones $19.99
  • 7382 Madder Brown In Stock 50+ cones $19.99
  • 7388 Camel In Stock 38 cones $19.99
  • 8001 White Backordered $19.99
  • 8176 Natural Backordered $19.99
  • 8418 Silver Birch In Stock 19 cones $19.99
  • 8540 Shale In Stock 50+ cones $19.99
  • 8682 Silver Gray Backordered $19.99
  • 8990 Black Backordered $19.99
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Valley Yarns8/2 Cotton
 
4.5

(based on 116 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (77)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (84)
  • Nice texture (75)
  • Soft (70)
  • Machine washable (66)
  • Dyed evenly (63)

Cons

  • Twists up (3)

Best Uses

  • Towels (18)
  • Kitchen towels (7)
  • Scarves (7)
  • Baby blankets (5)
  • Weaving (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (44), Artist (36), Weaver (24), Novice (17), Parent (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (106), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good Yarn!

I've been impressed with the 2/8 cotton spun in Canada over the "usual" 8/2 cotton available here in the U.S. This yarn, Valley's "Eight Two" seems...Read complete review

I've been impressed with the 2/8 cotton spun in Canada over the "usual" 8/2 cotton available here in the U.S. This yarn, Valley's "Eight Two" seems about the same spin as 2/8 (no, 8/2 and 2/8 are not exactly the same though the weight is close), and I am enjoying weaving with it. It's a terrific weight for kitchen towels, comes in a large selection of colors, is strong for warp (*very* little breakage), and the texture is soft with a good drape (even for a towel this is important!). I'll use it again and again, I'm sure, once my stash begins to look depleted!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Knots in the yarns

I used this yarn to make 10 yds of handwoven fabric. There were numerous breaks in the threads that had been retied on the cone. Some came untied during the weaving process which was...Read complete review

I used this yarn to make 10 yds of handwoven fabric. There were numerous breaks in the threads that had been retied on the cone. Some came untied during the weaving process which was disappointing. I was making this as a gift for someone else, so the knots were very discouraging to find.

The final fabric was nice though.

Reviewed by 116 customers

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5.0

8/2 cotton

By nancy the weaver

from santa fe nm

About Me Artist, Textile Weaver

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Easy To Fix
  • Good Weight
  • Machine Washable
  • Nice Texture

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Warp For Weaving

    Comments about Valley Yarns 8/2 Cotton:

    l use this 8/2 cotton for warp onto which l weave the 1450ypp chenilles into clothing. all works very well.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Love it!

    By Valley weaver

    from Central California

    About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Limited Production Weaver

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Color Fast
    • Dyed Evenly
    • Good Weight
    • Machine Washable
    • Nice Texture
    • Warp Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Towels

      Comments about Valley Yarns 8/2 Cotton:

      I can always count on this yarn. Marvelous color selection! Durability!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Love on a cone!

      By Learning to weave

      from Torrington,Ct

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Good Weight
      • Machine Washable
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Valley Yarns 8/2 Cotton:

          This cotton makes such soft and absobant woven dish towels. Love the feel of the fabric. I ordered 4 cones,and used almost half of each cone. Haven't found a knot or any kind of imperfection. Will be ordering a LOT more.... Not to mention a GREAT price. Thank you Webs❤️

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Nothing like cotton for everyday kitchen towels!

          By n/a

          from Medford, OR

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Weight
          • Machine Washable
          • Nice Texture
          • Reliably Consistent

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Valley Yarns 8/2 Cotton:

              Weaving cotton everyday towels as gifts. This 8/2 cotton warps consistently, weaves easily and finishes well.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Weaving with cotton

              By NM Jewel

              from Farmington, NM

              About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Good Weight
              • Machine Washable
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Kitchen Towels
                • Place Mats
                • Table Runners

                Comments about Valley Yarns 8/2 Cotton:

                Buying a pound at a time, I was sure I would find knots, and I did, in the first 2 meters of the first cone I used as warp. However, I haven't seen another, and I have used over half a pound. Delighted with the quality of the cotton.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                8/2 great for weaving

                By weaver gal

                from Montana

                About Me Hobbyist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Double Stands 12 In Reed
                • Good Weight
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                • A Little Snarly

                Best Uses

                • Woven Pillow Covers

                Comments about Valley Yarns 8/2 Cotton:

                I used this fiber to warp a rigid heddle loom, two strands each slot in a 12 dent reed. The woven product will be pillow covers for sofa pillows.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Makes wonderful dishtowels!

                By Kim

                from Willow Spring, NC

                About Me Artist, Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Nice Texture

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Valley Yarns 8/2 Cotton:

                    I am a novice weaver, but I have made three different sets of dishtowels with this yarn and I love them. It is very absorbent and gets softer with each wash. Also, the colors do not seem to fade - my first set of towels are now almost two years old and they still look great even with daily use.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    I'm currently weaving with this cotton and am pleased .

                    By Judy

                    from PA

                    About Me Artist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Weight
                    • Nice Texture

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Valley Yarns 8/2 Cotton:

                        Weaving on rigid heddle loom for tea towels.

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                        5.0

                        New to weaving

                        By Bob the Weaver in central CT

                        from New Britain, CT

                        About Me Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Dyed Evenly
                        • Good Weight
                        • Great Looking Weave
                        • Nice Texture
                        • Soft

                        Cons

                        • NA

                        Best Uses

                        • Dishtowels

                        Comments about Valley Yarns 8/2 Cotton:

                        I'm fairly new to weaving. Made dishtowels that came out amazing.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Loved!!

                        By Mols

                        from Huntsville, Al

                        About Me Novice

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Dyed Evenly
                        • Nice Texture
                        • Soft

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Valley Yarns 8/2 Cotton:

                            I was very pleased with this yarn! It was a good price for a quality product. I used it to make a blanket (I put two pieces of yarn together to make it thicker) and it worked very well!

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