Embroidery At Loop

 

Embroidery At Loop London www.loopknitlounge.comAs well as bringing you the most exquisite knitting and crochet goodies, we’ve been slowly curating beautiful supplies of a craft we also love – embroidery. Perfect for adding a pretty embellishment to a finished knit or as a beautiful detail on it’s own. You’ll now find tools and threads at Loop, plus a range of books to get you inspired. Remember that we are closed Easter Sunday 27th March, but open as normal on Good Friday and Saturday 26th.

Need a step-by-step? The Stitch Bible and Artfully Embroidered will guide you through the traditional techniques, plus both feature projects so you can plan how to use your newly found skills.

We love the modern detail a simple stitch can create.

Beautifully illustrated, another great guide is Stitch Encyclopedia Embroidery (also available for Knitting and Crochet). And for inspiration, look no further than the quirky folk style of Muhu Island Birds!

Next you’ll need some threads. The wool/nylon blend of the St Pierre gives the ideal texture for embroidering onto knitting – and the strength of the nylon makes it very handy for darning holes too! We recommend a chenille needle with their sharp point and large eye. The scissors are from a selection of stainless steel ones that we love to use in the shop.

Vintage Threads at Loop, London

Our growing collection of carefully sourced vintage haberdashery also features a selection of vintage threads. We mostly have soft neutral shades and many come with their original packaging and labels.

Traditionally used for the craft Temari, these cotton threads are wonderful for embroidery. From Japanese company Temaricious, each thread is hand dyed using plant or vegetable dyes. Choose either single twists or a set, including the ‘Islington‘ set that Temaricious dyed especially for us!

Temaricious Hand Dyed Cotton Threads, Custom Colour for Loop! Islington

Temaricious Hand Dyed Cotton Threads, Custom Colour for Loop! Islington

Why not add an extra little bit of sparkle to your embellishments? The Sajou Metallic threads can be used to accent details or even held double when knitting to blend in a bit of glitter!

For the finishing touches, a thimble to keep those sewing fingers safe (chose either the elegant mother of pearl style or stunning gold plate)

Sajou Ivory Style Sewing Set and Sajou thimbles, Gold Plate and Mother of Pearl Style

Sajou Ivory Style Sewing Set and Sajou thimbles, Gold Plate and Mother of Pearl Style

Or for the ultimate embroidery accessory, from esteemed haberdashery makers Sajou, a sewing set which includes ivory style scissors, thimble and thread winder, all in a beautiful presentation box.Sophie Digard Scarves. Loop, London

Sophie Digard Embroidered Scarves. Loop, LondonComing soon for Spring will be a new selection of Sophie Digard embroidered scarves. These scarves are a beautiful example of intricate stitches and a clever blend of colour- pure inspiration and a work of art to own.

Jess Chorley

Jess Chorley

Still not sure where to start? Well good news as our class range now includes embroidery and textile workshops. Explore using your needle and thread as a drawing tool with textile artist Jess Chorley and create your own embroidered illustration ( Saturday 21st May).

Celia Pym

Celia Pym

Or put your stitches to a practical use with Celia Pym’s Mending Workshop, which gives a thoughtful look at the techniques and process behind darning fabric.

Rosemaling Mitts by TIf Fussell

Rosemaling Mitts by TIf Fussell

Make sure to check the blog next week as we’ll have a little embroidery tutorial with our tips and tricks for finishing the Rosemaling Mitts from Loop’s 10!

Until next week, Happy Knitting and Crocheting (and embroidering!)

Remember that we are closed Easter Sunday 27th March, but open as normal on Good Friday and Saturday 26th.

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4 comments on “Embroidery At Loop
  1. Pat2m2m says:

    Magnifique!!! Quel talent, quelles belles associations de couleurs, et quelle source d’inspiration! Un grand merci et bravo à tous les membres de votre site “Loop”. C’est un endroit que je visiterai si je vais à Londres!

  2. Patricia says:

    Just seen this …what a magical stop! Where are you based.I guess the other side of this old world! Such exquisite treasures! Thank you….I look forward to more….

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