Making Winter Cover at Loop London

Emma Mitchell and Making Winter

Here’s a treat to help us look forward to the coming winter months: Emma Mitchell, known for her breathtaking Instagram account as Silverpebble2, is publishing a book called Making Winter: A Creative Guide for Surviving the Winter Months. Is there anything that makes a crafter’s heart beat faster than wintertime coziness?

Her book launches on the 5th of October and we’re having a special event to celebrate. We caught up with Emma to ask her a bit about her background and inspiration.

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Oshare the Love blanket and Mondo Fil yarn at Loop London

Oshare Pompom Yarn

Autumn is full of exciting new yarns!

Today we introduce Oshare Pompom yarn from Mondo Fil, Japan. The Japanese word oshare is pronounced “oh-sha-ray”, and translates to “stylish”.

Oshare is made up of tiny spaced pom poms on a lace weight yarn. It looks great on its own, knitted loosely or knit together with another yarn to create texture and trims.

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Triskelion Brights at Loop London

Triskelion ~An All British Aran Weight Yarn And Giveaway

Loop has been looking for the ideal aran weight British yarn to add to our stock. Aran is a yarn weight that Britain should be good at producing as we have a tradition of outerwear guernseys and jumpers. We wanted a yarn that had a beautiful colour palette, was hard wearing but also soft to the touch, as many people have become accustomed to softer yarns.

We found the perfect yarn in  Triskelion Elmet Aran weight!  Triskelion, Elmet is a blend of British Bluefaced Leicester and Masham, that is kettle dyed in Wales. Every process, from sheep to shelf is British. We carry our own custom palette of 21 beautiful colours.

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