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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 21 cones $19.99
  • 1205 Banana In Stock 36 cones $19.99
  • 1382 Spectra Yellow Backordered $19.99
  • 2194 Algiers Blue Backordered $19.99
  • 2355 Colonial Blue In Stock 50+ cones $19.99
  • 2448 Mediterranean Blue Backordered $19.99
  • 2550 Nautical Backordered $19.99
  • 2574 Heather In Stock 22 cones $19.99
  • 2625 Ink Blue Backordered $19.99
  • 2636 Navy Backordered $19.99
  • 2746 Dark Teal In Stock 21 cones $19.99
  • 2868 Gray Blue Backordered $19.99
  • 3599 Lollipop In Stock 22 cones $19.99
  • 3611 Red Backordered $19.99
  • 3794 Burgundy Backordered $19.99
  • 3800 Currant In Stock 21 cones $19.99
  • 4425 Orange In Stock 50+ cones $19.99
  • 4548 Peaches 'n Cream Backordered $19.99
  • 5424 Turquoise Green Backordered $19.99
  • 5468 Stone Green Backordered $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 16 cones $19.99
  • 5792 Lime In Stock 5 cones $19.99
  • 5877 Posy Green In Stock 2 cones $19.99
  • 5934 Elm Green Backordered $19.99
  • 5949 Black Forest Backordered $19.99
  • 6122 Very Berry In Stock 26 cones $19.99
  • 6256 Eggplant Backordered $19.99
  • 6290 Petunia Backordered $19.99
  • 6394 Royal Lilac In Stock 37 cones $19.99
  • 6402 Lilac Snow In Stock 9 cones $19.99
  • 6503 Murky Lavender In Stock 30 cones $19.99
  • 6974 Grayed Lavender In Stock 22 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 Backordered $19.99
  • 7382 Madder Brown In Stock 50+ cones $19.99
  • 7388 Camel In Stock 33 cones $19.99
  • 8001 White Backordered $19.99
  • 8176 Natural Backordered $19.99
  • 8418 Silver Birch Backordered $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 120 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (80)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (87)
  • Nice texture (77)
  • Soft (71)
  • Machine washable (69)
  • Dyed evenly (67)

Cons

  • Twists up (3)

Best Uses

  • Towels (18)
  • Kitchen towels (7)
  • Scarves (7)
  • Baby blankets (5)
  • Weaving (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (45), Artist (38), Weaver (26), Novice (18), Parent (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (110), 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 120 customers

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5.0

I loved the feel of this 8/2 cotton!

By Lady of Shalot

from SSI, GA

About Me Artist, Weaver

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Good Weight
  • Machine Washable
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Woven Cloth

    Comments about Valley Yarns 8/2 Cotton:

    I like the richness of color and the soft feel of this cotton. It is a dream to warp and weave!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    8/2 cotton

    By N/a

    from Arvada CO

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Weight Needs To Be On Ins

    Best Uses

      Comments about Valley Yarns 8/2 Cotton:

      Put a sticker on the inside of cone with the weight

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      8/2 Unpercerized cotton

      By Spin Queen

      from Missouri

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Good Weight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Valley Yarns 8/2 Cotton:

          Great colors for tea towels. Great that it is unmercerized.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          8/2 cotton review

          By Brenda

          from Mifflinburg, PA

          About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Weaver

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Woven Dish Towels

            Comments about Valley Yarns 8/2 Cotton:

            Weaving cotton dish towels

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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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.

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                        • No

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        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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