15 lovely woolly years at Loop and new embroidery sets
We are so excited to be sharing this Anniversary with you! We have been working hard with some of the incredibly talented people who have been a part of Loop over the years to bring you some exceptional products. This week we are celebrating with Temaricious.
Naho and Rika are the creatives behind Temaricious Threads, based in Japan. We still feel incredibly honoured to have stocked their beautiful embroidery threads in our shop for some years now and are always amazed at their breathtaking naturally-dyed beauty. The colours are a direct reflection of Naho and Rika’s love and respect for nature.
Together, we’ve come up with two different sets of extraordinary new colours for you. The ‘Bright’ set includes 5 vibrant colours and the ‘Earth’ set includes 5 subtle and earthy colours. All threads are hand-dyed in Tokyo using natural ingredients and are produced in small lots. Great for embroidery, sashiko, temari, visible mending, or anything else you can think of! When ordering one of these lovely sets you’ll also receive one of our beautiful duck egg blue Anniversary cotton bags!
In addition to all those lovely botanically dyed colours ,Temaricious have also created a limited edition seasonal colour for us in their cotton thread bundles and individual single cotton thread twists called ‘Glory Bower’. This beautiful and delicate teal colour is achieved by using the berry from the glory bower tree with its jasmine-like blooms and bright, bluish-green berries. The glory bower blooms only for a very short time from late summer to early autumn and produces just a scattering of berries making this an extra special and rare colour.
To commemorate our 15 lovely woolly years we’ve had some bespoke bags made! Our dear friend and talented artist Julie Arkell has contributed a whimsical and charming illustration of London’s iconic Big Ben clocktower knitting. So perfect and we just love it!
Some of our limited edition anniversary goodies will come in our new bags and both bags are also available to purchase separately. They make a great gift and are perfect for carrying your new projects in.
The rose colour bag is a great over the shoulder cross -body bag. Hands free leaves more time for knitting!
The duck egg blue bag is slightly smaller with a shorter handle perfect for carrying a small project or a book on the go. This bag also has one of Julie’s drawings on both sides!
Jade Sapphire Cashmere – on sale!
Loop stocks 49 colours of this gorgeous yarn, including our two exclusive colours ‘oh sweetie pie’ and ‘cloud cuckoo’.
For a super soft and cosy fabric, the Jade Sapphire Cashmere is hard to beat. Just a few skeins would also make amazing accessories like a hat or an extra soft and squishy cowl. The Plucky Anniversary Hat by Plucky Knitter is a free pattern and would be perfect for the Jade Sapphire 6 ply and would make a beautiful gift!
Mary J Mucklestone’s new book ‘Fair Isle Weekend’ takes us on an exciting trip to Fair Isle, a windswept island in Shetland, famous for its traditional colourwork knitting.
This beautiful book from Laine Publishing is full of gorgeous photographs,fascinating stories and a collection of new patterns inspired by this beautiful island and its rich textile traditions. Available for Pre-order now. Shipping the first week of November.
New colours in BC Garn Lino
BC Garn Lino has arrived with some new colours this autumn. Get a head start on some seasonal decor with our free pattern The Mistletoe Garland. We think this would be lovely in some autumnal burgundy, orange and yellow tones as well as the more traditional greens
Six more beautiful and shimmery colours of Stellaris have arrived as well! This sparkly metallic yarn from Italy is perfect on its own or held with another thread of yarn for some glittery speckles of colour in your projects. You could also use it as a bit of sparkle in your embroidery or weaving.
Quince & Co
We’ve had a very large Quince and Co delivery! We know some of you have been waiting very patiently for some new stock. If you haven’t already seen the new Autumnal Equinox Collection , it is a lovely collection drawing on inspiration from all of Quince & Co’s wool and wool blend yarns. We particularly love the Bridle creek Cardigan and the Brushwood Pullover both knit in Owl, a beautiful soft and squishy worsted weight alpaca and wool blend. So cosy! The Avenoir cowl is another versatile accessory with lots of styling options and is knit in one of our favourite yarns, Lark.
Yama Merino Singles
photograph ©Yama Fibre Art
Yama merino singles are back! Have you seen Isabell Kraemer’s new sweater design called Clapton? Another fantastic and whimsical (look for the little guitars!) colourwork yoked sweater on the Yama Merino Linen Singles base. The very talented Madeleine of Yama Fibres has made her own version in some of her beautiful golden tones using Golden Maple, Ursus and Faded Khaki. The yarn will be available at Loop from Sunday afternoon the 4th of October. Don’t miss it, it’s so special!
The Winner Is….
And finally, we have three winners for the Alma’s Triptych giveaway! Congratulations to Beverley and Catherine from the Blog and Maria (@stitchy.stitchy) from Instagram.
We will be in touch very soon for your details so that we can send out your kits. We hope you love your new Alma shawlette!
Thank you so much to everyone who participated by leaving a comment and reposting our photo. We love seeing your projects! Don’t forget to use #looplondonmakes for your projects so we don’t miss them!