We do love a bit of crochet at Loop, particularly when the weather warms up. Crochet is perfect for when you want a a quick little project that you can whisk away on holiday, or stuff in your bag for your commute. You can make small items like toys or home accessories, or crochet little motifs that will one day be put together as a blanket or garment. We have an abundance of crochet inspiration at Loop right now that can help you get hooking! We love the crochet aesthetic of two French women – both called Cecile! – whose …

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Here at Loop, we can’t get enough of hand-dyed yarns. It’s not uncommon for us to open a box from one of the lovely hand-dyers whose yarns we stock and gasp in awe of the deep, rich colours they manage to produce. Part of the beauty of their work is that each skein is ever-so-slightly unique, making it that much more fun to choose which ones should go home with you. But it’s not just hand-dyed yarns that we lust after – it’s ribbons, buttons and trims too! The buttons above, for example, come from Barcelona, where the velvet is …

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We are now stocking some special products from Sajou in France. We went nuts when we saw how beautifully designed and presented their products were and choose some for our shop. We have beautiful sewing kits, scissors, tape measures, pin cushions and darning threads. I don’t yet own a pair of their scissors but I will be adding the tortoiseshell ones above to my birthday wish list (in March, in case you are wondering). I’m especially delighted with the darning threads because they are 50% wool and 50% nylon and very fine. This makes them perfect for carrying along with …

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