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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 $14.39 cone
  • 1089 Alabaster Backordered $14.39
  • 1171 Pale Yellow In Stock 41 cones $14.39
  • 1205 Banana Backordered $14.39
  • 1382 Spectra Yellow In Stock 20 cones $14.39
  • 2194 Algiers Blue In Stock 17 cones $14.39
  • 2355 Colonial Blue Backordered $14.39
  • 2448 Mediterranean Blue In Stock 17 cones $14.39
  • 2550 Nautical In Stock 2 cones $14.39
  • 2574 Heather In Stock 46 cones $14.39
  • 2625 Ink Blue In Stock 17 cones $14.39
  • 2636 Navy Backordered $14.39
  • 2746 Dark Teal Backordered $14.39
  • 2868 Gray Blue Backordered $14.39
  • 3599 Lollipop In Stock 41 cones $14.39
  • 3611 Red In Stock 1 cone $14.39
  • 3706 Melissa Pink Backordered $14.39
  • 3794 Burgundy In Stock 2 cones $14.39
  • 3800 Currant In Stock 39 cones $14.39
  • 4425 Orange Backordered $14.39
  • 4548 Peaches 'n Cream Backordered $14.39
  • 5424 Turquoise Green In Stock 19 cones $14.39
  • 5468 Stone Green In Stock 16 cones $14.39
  • 5597 Mosstone Backordered $14.39
  • 5604 Willow Green Backordered $14.39
  • 5606 Army Green In Stock 5 cones $14.39
  • 5680 Sagebrush In Stock 25 cones $14.39
  • 5792 Lime In Stock 33 cones $14.39
  • 5877 Posy Green In Stock 14 cones $14.39
  • 5934 Elm Green In Stock 7 cones $14.39
  • 5949 Black Forest Backordered $14.39
  • 6122 Very Berry In Stock 46 cones $14.39
  • 6256 Eggplant Backordered $14.39
  • 6290 Petunia In Stock 21 cones $14.39
  • 6314 Gray Mauve Backordered $14.39
  • 6394 Royal Lilac In Stock 50+ cones $14.39
  • 6402 Lilac Snow In Stock 25 cones $14.39
  • 6503 Murky Lavender In Stock 38 cones $14.39
  • 6974 Grayed Lavender In Stock 34 cones $14.39
  • 6995 Purple Backordered $14.39
  • 7198 Burnt Sienna Backordered $14.39
  • 7285 Baked Clay In Stock 50+ cones $14.39
  • 7327 Tobacco In Stock 15 cones $14.39
  • 7382 Madder Brown Backordered $14.39
  • 7388 Camel In Stock 44 cones $14.39
  • 8001 White Backordered $14.39
  • 8176 Natural Backordered $14.39
  • 8418 Silver Birch In Stock 34 cones $14.39
  • 8540 Shale Backordered $14.39
  • 8682 Silver Gray In Stock 12 cones $14.39
  • 8990 Black Backordered $14.39
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Valley Yarns8/2 Cotton
 
4.5

(based on 115 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (76)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (83)
  • Nice texture (74)
  • Soft (70)
  • Machine washable (65)
  • Dyed evenly (62)

Cons

  • Twists up (3)

Best Uses

  • Towels (18)
  • Kitchen towels (7)
  • Scarves (7)
  • Baby blankets (5)
  • Weaving (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (44), Artist (35), Weaver (24), Novice (17), Parent (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (105), 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 115 customers

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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.

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            • 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.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • 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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                          5.0

                          Go to thread for towels

                          By Joan

                          from Hawaii

                          About Me Weaver

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Good Weight
                          • Machine Washable
                          • Nice Texture

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Hand Towels
                            • Kitchen towels

                            Comments about Valley Yarns 8/2 Cotton:

                            8/2 Valley Cotton is my go to thread for weaving kitchen and hand towels. Set at 20 or 24 EPI in a variety of structures, the end result is a sturdy, soft and absorbent towel – my customers love them!

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                            • No

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