Making Mosaics with Mimstermade and Enneste

Making Mosaics with Mimstermade and Enneste

We’re still basking in the glow of our incredible week with Nami Horikawa, Tomomi Mimura, and Naho Izumi, three incredible Japanese makers who shared their time and talents with some of you lovely Loop fans in a series of workshops and classes last week.

The creativity overflowed during our time together, and that energy didn’t end when the plane wheels left the tarmac at Heathrow thanks to some very special new fibres we gained from the visit. We’re thrilled to have in the shop a new yarn by Naho of Enneste that was inspired by Tomomi Mimura (aka Mimstermade).

Mimstermade with some of her cute creations.

Those of you who met Mimstermade or got one of her coveted kits will know that her style of mosaic embroidery is unlike anything else. Naho agreed, and decided that a unique style of embroidery deserved an equally unique yarn. Thus was born the vivid, hand-dyed Enneste for Mimstermade bundles.

These little cakes are so so special. They’re steam dyed four times for extra rich, super deep colour, and my oh my what colours they achieve. Some contain subtle variations on a single tone and others are really wild combinations of saturated gem tones and sophisticated neutrals. You’ll want to get your hands on these as they have to be seen to be believed.

Enneste for Mimstermade in all its beautiful variegations.

Though designed specifically for Mimstermade’s signature style of embroidery, Enneste for Mimstermade is equally at home as a fingering-weight yarn in knit and crochet projects. We’re fairly sure we’ll be using this for accents throughout our upcoming projects. I mean how could anyone resist!?

The sweet floral motifs on this mosaic bunny’s ears are just perfect.

It was so beautiful to see the way Nami, Tomomi, and Naho found inspiration in one another and how they inspired you all. Enneste for Mimstermade will be a treasured memento of the time we shared.

Osaka Scarf Kit

Osaka Scarf Kit in the “candy” colourway

Looking for a perfect easy light summer knit project? Our lovely Osaka Scarf Kit featuring Ito yarns is a dreamy, soft, light-weight piece that will be your constant companion. Available in a greyscale colourway or pastel “candy”, this versatile piece is perfect for any occasion. The kit includes five balls of Ito Sensai and the pattern for the Osaka Scarf. Wedding season here we come!

Amirisu 26

The latest issue of Amirisu has finally hit the shelves! We love this water-themed issue, which is just perfect as we head into the season of waterside knits. You can read all about the patterns we can’t wait to cast on and Loop-favourite yarns we can’t wait to use in our Amirisu 26 preview from May! Pick up your copy of Amirisu, stock up on De Rerum Natura Gilliatt, Mrs Moon Plump DK, Isager Highland Wool and Silk Mohair, La Bien Aimée Merino Singles, and Madelinetosh Tosh DK, and get knitting today!

New Qing Veranita Colours

From left to right, Pebble, Chinese Red, Sage, and Duckling are just four of the incredible new Qing Veranita colours that have arrived at Loop!

Silky sumptuous Qing Veranita has just landed in the shop again, this time with 10 new colours we’re going wild for. The sunset hues of Blush, Candlelight, Ultraviolet, and Chinese Red, cool foresty tones of Sage, Tea, and Cumulus, and glorious, neutral Duckling, Pebble, and Noir are set to spark all the senses this summer. Stock up on this delightful cashmere-silk mix for some super airy and soft summer knits.

New Cute Crochet Kits from Ricorumi

Ricorumi’s Family Girl and Friend Crochet Kits will be sweet pals for life!

We love these sweet and sunny crochet kits! Ricorumi Family Girl and Ricorumi Family Friend kits are totally fun and darling. They contain everything you need to make a bright, colourful toy: four balls of yarn, plus extra for finishing touches, pattern instructions, and even a crochet hook and embroidery needle! Make one for your favourite pair of gal pals or start a Ricorumi family of your own. Either way, these creations are sure to brighten up your day.

Beginner Knitting Class

This July, we’re bringing back our popular Beginner Knitting Class in a two-Saturday series. On 1 and 8 July, join crafter and Loopette Sophie Heathscott in the shop to learn all the basics of knitting. Covering casting on and off, knitting and purling, striping, ribbing, and basic pattern reading, this would be a great gift for a budding crafter who’s looking for a new hobby to take on holiday or off to university.

More New In Next Week

Summer’s bounty is nearly at our doorstep and we’re expecting a bumper crop of some of our favourites. With big deliveries and re-stocks of Krea Deluxe Organic Cotton, Rico Yarns and Kits, the Blue Robinia Kits (hurrah!), more Roulade Kits (finally!), Dee Hardwicke’s The Knitted Fabric and much more, it’ll pay to check back often!

Knit well lovelies!

1 Comment on “Making Mosaics with Mimstermade and Enneste

  1. I like mosaic things usually think of ancient flooring this is a brilliant style the working that has gone into it such good style worked very hard to get such a result

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