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    Valley Yarns 8/2 Cotton Linen

    8/2 Cotton Linen. Our newest weaving yarn! Unlike most cotton/linen blends on the market today, ours is 50% Cotton/50% Linen, providing more durability with a great hand. 8/2 Cotton/Linen is available in 20 colors, plus natural. The colors and the natural are conveniently put up on 1/2 pound cones. We know you'll love this cotton linen blend better than any other you've used! Made in Brazil.

    Color Cards and Color Books for this yarn are available.

    NOTE: Our mill's linen supplier has ceased operations. They are looking for a new supplier - however, unfortunately we don't have a timeline when we will have these back in stock.

    Content:
    50% Cotton/50% Linen
    Care:
    Machine Wash Regular
    Weight/Yardage:
    3360ypp/1/2-lb cones
    Sett:
    18-24 epi
    $16.99 cone $11.89 cone
    SORRY, THIS ITEM IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE
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    Valley Yarns8/2 Cotton Linen
     
    3.9

    (based on 32 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (15)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (4)

    81%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good weight (16)
    • Nice texture (16)
    • Machine washable (12)
    • Dyed evenly (10)
    • Soft (10)

    Cons

    • Sheds (9)
    • Snags (6)

    Best Uses

    • Towels (4)
    • Dishtowels (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Artist (8), Enthusiast (4), Weaver (4), Novice (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (26)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Good, not excellent Cotton/Linen

    I buy many cones of this each year for production weaving and make kitchen towels. My main complaint is that product quality is not consistent - some cones are quite slubby, on others,...Read complete review

    I buy many cones of this each year for production weaving and make kitchen towels. My main complaint is that product quality is not consistent - some cones are quite slubby, on others, the thread is smooth. Also, this creates handsful of loom fluff and sheds a lot of lint in the dryer during finishing. This indicates that it is made with short fibers which are less durable over time. It is not the highest quality out there, but the price outweighs the other considerations. If I were making gifts I would use a higher quality, Swedish or other European-made cotlin.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    TERRIBLE FOR WEAVING

    I ordered this yarn for a weaving project. i bought 2 full pounds.

    on the description of this yarn it noted a Sett, which in my experience, means that this...Read complete review

    I ordered this yarn for a weaving project. i bought 2 full pounds.

    on the description of this yarn it noted a Sett, which in my experience, means that this yarn is good for weaving (because listing a sett means that it is suggesting how many ends per inch to weave at)

    when i received this yarn it gave me nothing but trouble.
    i expected cotton/linen to be a strong blend, very suitable for weaving
    BUT, i was completely WRONG.

    this yarn not only is VERY easily broken, but it is EXTREMELY LINTY.
    when i was weaving there were not only about 20 broken warps throughout , but PILES (and i mean PILES) of lint collecting underneath the loom.
    not to mention the lint that i literally pulled in wads out of my nose.

    this yarn was really a let down, until i pulled it off the loom
    the hand is really wonderful, soft yet still textured.

    my only comment is that i was doing double cloth,
    and so i think that ultimately the congestion of the threads per inch because of the structure of double weave also contributed to the breakage and amount of friction causing lint.

    however, when recommending a sett which eludes to a good material for warps, i DO NOT expect to be able to just snap these threads with TWO FINGERS (which i was able to with this cotton linen)

    please, weavers, AVOID THIS YARN.
    order your cotton linen elsewhere, because i believe this brand also was just a lower quality than other cotton linens ive seen other weavers use.

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    5.0

    Cotlin 50/50

    By Nancygarden

    from Richland center wi

    About Me Artist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • En Colors Durability
    • Love The Texture When Wov
    • Machine Washable
    • Nice Texture

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Weaving Towels

      Comments about Valley Yarns 8/2 Cotton Linen:

      Use for woven towels with excellent result. Love the finished product, colors, all...the 50/50 Cotlin is much nicer than the 60/40 blend. Please return 50/50 blend!

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      • No

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      5.0

      Returning customer for this yarn.

      By Windrift Designs

      from Cody, WY

      About Me Enthusiast, Parent, Weaver

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • Machine Washable
      • Nice Texture

      Cons

      • Sheds

      Best Uses

      • Dishtowels

      Comments about Valley Yarns 8/2 Cotton Linen:

      I love to weave dishtowels with this yarn. They are absorbent and the drape has a nice hand. Quality remains after continual use and machine washing. There is some shedding during the weaving process but not after wet finishing.

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      5.0

      I love this yarn

      By Frisco

      from Western NC

      About Me Enthusiast

      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • Soft

      Cons

      • Sheds

      Best Uses

      • Towels

      Comments about Valley Yarns 8/2 Cotton Linen:

      I use this for kitchen towels and absolutely love it for it's absorbency and softness. I've never had any trouble with breakage as a warp. The feedback I get from customers is all about the absorbency. I've tried 50/50 blends and don't like the hard finish. This 60/40 is perfect.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Love it

      By Pampered giraffe

      from Western Mass.

      About Me Long Time Weaver

      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • Machine Washable
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft
      • Superb End Product

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Towels

        Comments about Valley Yarns 8/2 Cotton Linen:

        Of course any product with linen sheds; try 100% linen!
        I do not have broken thread problems.

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        • No

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        3.0

        Good value

        By norbee

        from Yonkers, NY

        About Me Hand Weaver

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Machine Washable

        Cons

        • Sheds
        • Some Breakage

        Best Uses

        • Dish towels

        Comments about Valley Yarns 8/2 Cotton Linen:

        Although some cones are prone to breakage, overall the product is consistently good. It makes beautifully absorbent towels sett at 20 epi.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Amazing feel

        By Cecile the weaver

        from Kerhonkson, NY

        About Me Artist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Breaks easily
        • Sheds
        • Snags

        Best Uses

          Comments about Valley Yarns 8/2 Cotton Linen:

          I use this cotton linen to make kitchen towels that I sell. They feel great when the towels are finished. There is a wide range of colors available which allow for much creativity. When weaving, threads tend to snap out of the knots from the continuous weaving that I do. Also I have tons of fabric all over my loom and studio that this yarn sheds. It's worth it though, I love the way it looks in the end.

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          5.0

          Great!

          By driverweaves

          from Langley, Washington

          About Me Fiberartist

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Good Weight
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Scarves
            • Wall hangings

            Comments about Valley Yarns 8/2 Cotton Linen:

            I use this in weaving.

            Comment on this review

             
            4.0

            Love the mix

            By Cecile the weaver

            from Kerhonkson, NY

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Snags

            Best Uses

            • Kitchen towels

            Comments about Valley Yarns 8/2 Cotton Linen:

            I weave this yarn to make kitchen towels that are sold at a big store in NYC. I love the texture of the end product. Not always easy to weave but it's worth it . There are many beautiful colors available so I can weave the spring, summer and fall colors without a problem.

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            • No

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            5.0

            My first ever dish towel.

            By Merriliz

            from Central Illinois

            About Me Crocheter, Enthusiast, Knitter, Novice, Quilter, Yarn Lover

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Weight
            • Machine Washable
            • Nice hand
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

            • Stretches

            Best Uses

              Comments about Valley Yarns 8/2 Cotton Linen:

              For a beginner at weaving this yarn worked very well. I don't recommend using such a fine yarn for a beginner but I did learn a lot while attempting my first towel. I am committed though and tried again using two strands at a time and I have a lovely soft and absorbant blue and white cotlin dish towel. Any trouble I had was user based. Cotlin turned into a fine feeling towel and I am using Cotlin on the loom again.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              TERRIBLE FOR WEAVING

              By mb

              from savannah GA

              About Me Artist, Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Soft Hand When Finished

              Cons

              • Very Linty Easily Broken

              Best Uses

              • Knitting Not Weaving
              • Not Weaving

              Comments about Valley Yarns 8/2 Cotton Linen:

              I ordered this yarn for a weaving project. i bought 2 full pounds.

              on the description of this yarn it noted a Sett, which in my experience, means that this yarn is good for weaving (because listing a sett means that it is suggesting how many ends per inch to weave at)

              when i received this yarn it gave me nothing but trouble.
              i expected cotton/linen to be a strong blend, very suitable for weaving
              BUT, i was completely WRONG.

              this yarn not only is VERY easily broken, but it is EXTREMELY LINTY.
              when i was weaving there were not only about 20 broken warps throughout , but PILES (and i mean PILES) of lint collecting underneath the loom.
              not to mention the lint that i literally pulled in wads out of my nose.

              this yarn was really a let down, until i pulled it off the loom
              the hand is really wonderful, soft yet still textured.

              my only comment is that i was doing double cloth,
              and so i think that ultimately the congestion of the threads per inch because of the structure of double weave also contributed to the breakage and amount of friction causing lint.

              however, when recommending a sett which eludes to a good material for warps, i DO NOT expect to be able to just snap these threads with TWO FINGERS (which i was able to with this cotton linen)

              please, weavers, AVOID THIS YARN.
              order your cotton linen elsewhere, because i believe this brand also was just a lower quality than other cotton linens ive seen other weavers use.

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              • No

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