What's So Great About Aurora Earth 8/2 Cotton?

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Aurora Earth is an "all purpose" cotton in a full spectrum of colors.

Versatile for every type of towel, table linen and style of clothing. Strong enough for warp and weft and machine knitting.

A dream yarn for woven baby blankets!

Weaving Aurora Earth in a simple tabby pattern will give you a nice, homespun fabric. Huck, basket & waffle weaves also work well with this 8/2. Whenever a pattern calls for 8/2 cotton, this is the yarn of choice.

Easy care. Machine wash and dry.

  • USA made!
  • Available in 4, 8, and 16 oz cones
  • 100% unmercerized cotton
  • 3360 yds/lb 
  • plain weave 16-20 epi
  • twill 20-24 epi 

Aurora Earth is an unmercerized cotton yarn. Unmercerized cotton’s tendency to look more like natural cotton and to be very absorbent mean that it’s perfect for weaver’s favorite project – the hand towel – as well as things like napkins, breadcloths, and similar kitchen and bath items. Find a more thorough explanation of the process and benefits of each style “Mercerized vs unmercerized: Which will it be?” in this blog post.

Here why 8/2 Aurora Earth is one of our favorite yarns:
        • ABSORBENT Did you know that cotton is able to absorb up to 27 times its weight in liquid water? Cotton’s absorbent properties occur for several reasons, including its specific molecular structure and the structure of water.   
        • AFFORDABLE Few fibers are as inexpensive as cotton, and 8/2 Aurora Earth is a best buy yarn. Our full-size cones have 3360 yds for only $35, which makes up to four generous-sized towels!  
        • GREAT COLORS 8/2 Aurora Earth is available in over 40 solid colors and 10 variegated shades, so you can bring the vision in your mind to life on your loom. Preview the wide range of colors here.

For even more pattern inspiration, we make weaving with 8/2 Aurora Earth easy. We offer numerous weaving kits using 8/2 cotton, for projects ranging from scarves to home decor to towels and more. Each kit contains just the right amount of yarn to finish a project, and is available in gorgeous color combos for a beautiful, finished project.

Be sure to check out our Aurora Earth Seasonal Bundles! Each BIG Seasonal Bundle includes twelve different colors in our Aurora Earth 8/2 yarns! Each of the twelve cones in this bundle has 840 yds. That’s over 10,000 total yards to design so many projects!  You can choose your own colors by ordering our Aurora Earth Mini Cones or choose one of these Aurora Earth BIG Bundles that we've created just for you.

We’re also excited to offer our Kit of the Month Club to coincide with Handwoven’s A Dozen Projects in 8/2 Cotton e-book. Discover and delight in these projects to weave using our Aurora Earth 8/2 cotton on any four-shaft loom. You will not only save by receiving FREE SHIPPING on every club shipment, but you will also get just the right amount of yarn without having to buy full size cones of the many colors needed for these projects!

Find more information on our website, and preview the projects in the video below:

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