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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 

Note: The 8/2 in Natural is hereThis recent batch of Natural color (8176) contains tiny flecks of vegetable matter that will wash out, so we are offering it at a discounted price. 

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
$18.99 cone Discountable
  • 1089 Alabaster In Stock 24 cones $18.99
  • 1171 Pale Yellow In Stock 50+ cones $18.99
  • 1205 Banana In Stock 12 cones $18.99
  • 1382 Spectra Yellow In Stock 50+ cones $18.99
  • 2194 Algiers Blue In Stock 50+ cones $18.99
  • 2355 Colonial Blue In Stock 44 cones $18.99
  • 2448 Mediterranean Blue In Stock 50+ cones $18.99
  • 2550 Nautical In Stock 2 cones $18.99
  • 2574 Heather In Stock 50+ cones $18.99
  • 2625 Ink Blue Backordered $18.99
  • 2636 Navy In Stock 50+ cones $18.99
  • 2746 Dark Teal In Stock 14 cones $18.99
  • 2868 Gray Blue In Stock 14 cones $18.99
  • 3599 Lollipop In Stock 50+ cones $18.99
  • 3611 Red In Stock 36 cones $18.99
  • 3706 Melissa Pink In Stock 50+ cones $18.99
  • 3794 Burgundy In Stock 50+ cones $18.99
  • 3800 Currant In Stock 50+ cones $18.99
  • 4425 Orange In Stock 10 cones $18.99
  • 4548 Peaches 'n Cream In Stock 50+ cones $18.99
  • 5424 Turquoise Green In Stock 50+ cones $18.99
  • 5468 Stone Green In Stock 21 cones $18.99
  • 5597 Mosstone In Stock 50+ cones $18.99
  • 5604 Willow Green In Stock 50+ cones $18.99
  • 5606 Army Green In Stock 50+ cones $18.99
  • 5680 Sagebrush In Stock 42 cones $18.99
  • 5792 Lime In Stock 50+ cones $18.99
  • 5877 Posy Green In Stock 3 cones $18.99
  • 5934 Elm Green In Stock 32 cones $18.99
  • 5949 Black Forest In Stock 50+ cones $18.99
  • 6122 Very Berry In Stock 50+ cones $18.99
  • 6256 Eggplant In Stock 50+ cones $18.99
  • 6290 Petunia Backordered $18.99
  • 6314 Gray Mauve In Stock 42 cones $18.99
  • 6394 Royal Lilac In Stock 50+ cones $18.99
  • 6402 Lilac Snow In Stock 50+ cones $18.99
  • 6503 Murky Lavender In Stock 50+ cones $18.99
  • 6974 Grayed Lavender In Stock 3 cones $18.99
  • 6995 Purple In Stock 50+ cones $18.99
  • 7198 Burnt Sienna In Stock 50+ cones $18.99
  • 7285 Baked Clay In Stock 41 cones $18.99
  • 7327 Tobacco In Stock 39 cones $18.99
  • 7382 Madder Brown In Stock 50+ cones $18.99
  • 7388 Camel In Stock 37 cones $18.99
  • 8001 White In Stock 9 cones $18.99
  • 8418 Silver Birch In Stock 50+ cones $18.99
  • 8540 Shale In Stock 37 cones $18.99
  • 8682 Silver Gray In Stock 50+ cones $18.99
  • 8990 Black Backordered $18.99
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Valley Yarns8/2 Cotton
 
4.4

(based on 100 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (61)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (71)
  • Soft (60)
  • Nice texture (59)
  • Machine washable (57)
  • Dyed evenly (54)

Cons

  • Twists up (3)

Best Uses

  • Towels (14)
  • Scarves (7)
  • Baby blankets (5)
  • Kitchen towels (5)
  • Weaving (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (37), Artist (30), Weaver (21), Novice (15), Parent (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (92), 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.

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5.0

Great yarn for me as a new floor loom weaver

By spinplyknit

from CT

About Me Enthusiast, Knitter, Spinner, Weaver

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Placemats
    • Table runner
    • Towels

    Comments about Valley Yarns 8/2 Cotton:

    As a new floor loom weaver I have found this yarn a pleasure to work with. It's not too thin that threading is difficult nor too thick for the finished product.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    One of the Best

    By shotgunrider

    from Lake Stevnes, Wa

    About Me Enthusiast, Novice, Parent

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Weight
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Valley Yarns 8/2 Cotton:

        Just a wonderful product with a wonderful variety of colors

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        8/2 cotton

        By weaver barb

        from Michigan

        About Me Enthusiast, Weaver

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Machine Washable
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Baby blanket

          Comments about Valley Yarns 8/2 Cotton:

          Came very quickly and in perfect condition

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          Comment on this review

           
          4.0

          yarn order

          By don't have one

          from St. Petersburg, FL

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Good Weight
          • Machine Washable

          Cons

          • Coarse

          Best Uses

            Comments about Valley Yarns 8/2 Cotton:

            Product okay, terrible service...takes way too long to receive

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            This is a great product!

            By Debbie

            from Troutdale, OR

            About Me Enthusiast, Novice

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Excellant For Weaving
            • Good Weight
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Scarves

              Comments about Valley Yarns 8/2 Cotton:

              I use it for weaving towels, scarves, runners and more!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              Love 8/2 Valley Yarns Cotton

              By Katie

              from Rocky Top, TN

              About Me Artist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Weight
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft
              • Weaves Well Even As Warp

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Scarves
                • Towels Napkins And Runne

                Comments about Valley Yarns 8/2 Cotton:

                Really enjoy weaving with this cotton. Has a great texture and displays the pattern well. Colors are phenomenal.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                4.0

                Soft and strong yarn

                By Weaver Barb

                from Chimacum, WA

                About Me Artist, Weaver

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dyed Evenly
                • Good Weight
                • Machine Washable
                • Soft

                Cons

                • Knots
                • Slubs

                Best Uses

                • Baby Wraps
                • Fabric

                Comments about Valley Yarns 8/2 Cotton:

                For the most part, this product is great for making custom baby wraps. My biggest complaint is the inconsistency of quality -- sometimes the cone of yarn has knots and overspins (sometimes a dozen or more in a single pound of yarn). Other times the entire pound cone is beautiful and smooth.

                Service and delivery comments:

                I usually request ground delivery and it takes about 10 days to arrive after the order is placed. Lately, several items have been backordered (since your big anniversary sale) and that is causing problems with my production schedule. I understand you want to celebrate and give special discounts but it doesn't help when you run so low on product that you can't fill orders.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Love this weaving yarn

                By Pat

                from Cape Cod Mass

                About Me Enthusiast, Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dyed Evenly
                • Easy To Fix
                • Good Weight
                • Hides Mistakes
                • Machine Washable
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft
                • Weaves Quickly

                Cons

                • Color Thickness Variation

                Best Uses

                • Weaving Dish Towels

                Comments about Valley Yarns 8/2 Cotton:

                I started weaving with a rigid heddle loom two years ago with a class at Webbs in Northampton Mass. Because I live far away from there and any other place that offers weaving classes, I have relied on books and DVDs for continued instruction. I've graduated myself from 5/3 cotton for placemats to this 8/2 un mercerized cotton and have begun experimenting with two heddle weaving of dish cloths. I like the yarn very much, now that I'm used to looking at the smaller threads! The color selection is large and the colors are true to the pictures in the catalog, which is important as I order by mail. I've used about 8 different colors so far and my only comment is that some colors, navy for example, seem thicker than others, but the end products look fine and I am very pleased overall with the yarn.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                 
                4.0

                A good practical productt

                By Nana Lin

                from Clearwater, FL

                About Me Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dyed Evenly
                • Good Weight

                Cons

                • Coarse

                Best Uses

                • Kitchen towels

                Comments about Valley Yarns 8/2 Cotton:

                Weaving household goods.

                Good basic color range.

                Need better greens - sage in particular

                Product is coarser than other brands I have used.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                excellent product and quality

                By Debbie

                from Troutdale, OR

                About Me Enthusiast, Novice

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dyed Evenly
                • Good Weight
                • Nice Texture
                • Perfect For Weaving

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Valley Yarns 8/2 Cotton:

                    Excellent for weaving projects

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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