A Fresh Patch of Daisies from Loop and Lindsay Degen!
We know you’ve all been on the edge of your seats waiting to find out just what Lindsay Degen and Loop have up our sleeves for you this autumn, and we’re happy to say it’s time for the big reveal!
The seeds of this collaboration were planted all the way back in 2008, when Lindsay did a term at London’s Central Saint Martins College in Fashion Design. She fondly remembers the walk up to Loop from her flat near Old Street Station, and how she felt at home in the shop surrounded by yarn and fellow crafters.
Now, 15 years later, we’re so happy this friendship is about to blossom. On Friday 27 October, Loop and Lindsay will launch two delightful patterns for you: the Two of Daisies Scarflette and the Six of Daisies Cardigan!
We totally adore the daisy motif that Lindsay has designed for this pattern. The motif was inspired by a red and white quilt that seemed to be inspired by both American and Scandinavian textile traditions. She immediately knew the quirky, asymmetric flower needed to feature on a sweater, and the scarflette followed soon after.
The bright two-tone options that open up when you’re dealing with a big, bold motif were just too great to resist, so we’ve created kits for the Two Daisies Scarflette in six incredible colourways. We’re totally head over heels for the striking effect created by the tonalities here — how the look of the scarf can change depending how you wear it. And any of these hues are sure to blow the blues away!
Kits for the Six Daisies Cardigan are available in either black and white or brown and green. We’ll have more details on the kits and more pictures of these fabulous new designs in the coming weeks. Don’t forget to mark your diaries for Friday 27 and Saturday 28 October, when Lindsay will be in the shop for a meet and greet to chat about this pattern! And in the meantime it’s never the wrong time to stock up on the fantastic Degen haberdashery tools that we all love so much.
The November/December issue of Embroidery Magazine is available for preorder now and we are so so honoured that this issue features a very special feature on Loop! The magazine gives a hint for what we have planned for Christmas here at Loop, plus learn about Isobel Currie’s fascinating three-dimensional textiles. Embroidery Magazine always goes above and beyond when it comes to telling stories from all over the globe, and this issue features stories from Australia, Boston, and Johannesburg. There’s so much more in this jam-packed issue than we could preview here. Make sure to preorder your copy today!
We have more Scout Mini Kits in the glorious yarns of Émilia & Philomène! Florence Spurling’s fabulous design is perfect paired with the wonderful yarns from this Quebecois dye studio, and this scaled down version of the original Scout Shawl is the perfect piece for transitional seasons and year-round layering. There’s never a dull moment in this knit, with intarsia and stranded colourwork and a playful combination of motifs to keep you on your toes. The kit includes five colours of Émilia & Philomène yarns in just the right quantities for this knit, plus of course a Loop cotton project bag!
We have more Pokeori Looms and Pokeori Kits from Cohana! These little beauties have been super popular since the Cohana team brought them from Japan on a visit to Loop in June. This unassuming little hand loom is super versatile. With a little imagination this tool packs a real punch. Patches, brooches, teddy bear accessories, jewellery, and so much more are a stitch to whip up with this handy helper. The Loom is available to buy on its own or you can get a Kit, which comes with pink, blue, or yellow threads to get your creativity flowing!
Looking for a sweet way to bring a little light and warmth to your spaces as we head into chilly, dark months? Lovely Wire Birdcage Tealight Holders and Mini Wire Birdcage Tealight Holders have just arrived and they’re simply perfect. Suited to sit on a flat surface or hang these little handmade wire creations will add joy to any room.