Tiny Tassels for Winter

Tiny Tassels for Winter

A very special new colourway of the long-time Loop favourite Tiny Tassels Shawl Kit is launching today!

The new version combines six complementary colours of hand-dyed yarns from two incredible dyers: La Bien Aimee and Madelinetosh. La Bien Aimee Merino Singles in the delicate neutral pink colour Sansa forms the base of this shawl, with Madelinetosh Merino Light colours Fading Daydream, Farmhouse White, Ironwood, Pink Mist Smoke Tree and Thyme for the tassels. We are wild about how these colours play off one another.

La Bien Aimee’s Merino skeins are unbelievably soft and make a perfect shawl you’ll want to keep around your shoulders all the time. The base yarn takes colour beautifully, producing Sansa’s delicate but rich hue. This is a neutral like you’ve never seen before. And Madelinetosh Merino Light makes the perfect pops of colour to complement this gorgeous base. All the colours contain silvery winter tones, lending a sheen reminiscent of bright cold mornings.

A close up of the tassels on the Tiny Tassel Shawl at Loop London

This sweet pattern by Karin Fernandes is perfect for adults and kids alike and wearable all year round. It’s super easy to make and the result is an adorable triangle shawlette with simple, playful tassels dotting the two side edges. We love the clever method used for these tassels which you can perfect by following our tutorial on how to create these fun, feisty accents. Our kit includes everything you need to create this lovely piece: a full skein of La Bien Aimee Merino Singles Sansa and mini cakes of the five Madelinetosh Merino Light colours for the tassels, a printed pattern, and a loop cotton bag.

Brand New Love It Bags Just for Loop!

We are so delighted to have these gorgeous hand-printed Love It Project Bags at Loop! Ingrid, the founder of Love It, designed these bags just for us out of her small screen- and hand-printing shop in Amsterdam. The bright, joyful colours and floral patterns Ingrid uses are so fun and energetic and the raw, untreated canvas is stiff enough to stand up on its own for hassle-free project storage. Each bag is hand-printed on unbleached cotton with eco-friendly water based inks.

New Book: Visible Creative Mending for Knitwear

We can’t wait to sit down with Visible Creative Mending for Knitwear, Flora Collingwood-Norris’s new guide to visible mending. In easy-to-follow written steps and accompanying photos, Flora shows how to turn any motheaten monstrosity into a beautiful celebration of craft and colour. Using both simple darning techniques and decorative adornment, this book helps the reader fix any knitwear, whether the damage is tiny or extensive. Whether you want to learn how to darn for the first time or move on to more advanced techniques, this is the guide for you!

Making Stories Kids Collection

Making Stories Magazine has published a Kids Collection and it is just darling. This is a really beautiful book of patterns for children’s garments and accessories, the first kid-specific collection Making Stories has published. With patterns for newborns up to age 6, you’re sure to find something to suit the little one in your life. Designed to be engaging and relaxing, these patterns will have you saying “just one more row” late into the winter nights.

Pinwheel Mitts Kit

We’ve made more Loop Pinwheel Mitts Kits, the perfect accessory to keep your hands toasty from autumn through to winter. Designed by Ella Austin for Loop, these whimsical unisex mitts use cosy Isager Highland wool. And what’s more, the yarn in the kit is enough to make two pairs if you swap around the colours—one for you, and one for your best friend. This kit comes with a printed pattern and Isager yarn in a Loop cotton bag.

Mushroom Bobbins

These cute Mushroom Bobbins are perfect for threads or ribbons

These sweet Mushroom Bobbins are available in the shop in sets of two—one red and one grey. They’re perfect for ribbons or threads and come with holes in the top so they can easily be joined together or hung on a hook in your crafting cupboard. These notions are perfect for sorting and storing the finishing touches for knit, crocheted or sewn garments. Why not stock up on some lovely ribbons to add your own unique twist to this autumn’s projects?

Amanda Banham Ceramic Darned Houses

Only a few of Amanda Banham’s beautiful and moving Darned Ceramic Houses remain in the shop. The Raku fired houses with their stitch-mended roofs were made just for Loop and inspired by Amanda’s love of narrative and storytelling. These three-dimensional art pieces would look beautiful displayed on a mantlepiece, shelf or windowsill, on their own or in sets.

Happy knitting!

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