Print is not dead! ~The Guardian reported this week, that sales of ebooks have dropped by 17%, while sales of ‘real’ books are up 8%! Hurray! We love Ravelry and digital patterns, but it’s such a joy to slowly turn the pages of a craft publication and savour the beautiful things we can make. Holding a beautifully printed book in your hand with the texture and smell of good paper, and the way images look, printed in ink on surface, rather than looking at a screen – there’s nothing like it! There aren’t many places you can visit to peruse craft books, but we still …

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1000 Knitting Patterns and

We love holding classes at Loop – from guiding beginners through their first tentative stitches to revealing new skills to improve even the most experienced knitters techniques. We are also proud to have many talented designers visit from all over the world and very soon we are playing host to Kirsten Kapur. Teaching two classes, one on her classic pattern ‘Andrea’s Shawl’ and another on understanding Japanese stitch patterns, we were able to catch her for a quick chat to find out more.

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