New Collections from a Few of Our Favourite Designers!
This week we are so happy to welcome beautiful goodies from Miesje Chafer, Julie Arkell, and Amanda Banham. We love what these three incredible women do with their craft and we can’t wait to share their wonderful work with you.
Whether you’re looking to keep your projects safe on the go or stylishly store your works in progress at home, Miesje Chafer has you covered. In a new line of bold, bright Project Bags just for Loop, Miesje combines eye-catching form with function.
These handmade bags are super sturdy. Strong handles make it easy to carry even the weightiest of woollen works and a drawstring closure keeps your skeins secure, even while your needles are clicking.
Miesje’s original fabric patterns are printed on organic Panama cotton and each bag is fully lined with organic natural cotton as well. These lovely pieces are selling fast, but Miesje has already started making more! If any show as ‘sold out’ on the website we will have more stock within the next few weeks. You can sign up to receive stock updates by clicking “notify me when available” on our shop page.
Julie Arkell‘s wonderfully whimsical creations always take our breath away. Julie’s thought-provoking designs are so beautifully engaged with poetry, craft, and lore that you just can’t help but fall for them. The latest collection to land in the shop features Julie’s signature critters as well as some little lambs that are just to die for. Using a combination of papier-mâché, textiles, and stitching techniques, Julie crafts the most wonderful characters who will inspire you for years to come.
Like Julie Arkell, Amanda Banham uses mixed media to create works that are deeply imbued with meaning and memory. Her new collection of Darned Houses, which launch on our website today, celebrate the rich texture of community and the individuals who come together to create it. Fired using the raku technique, Amanda’s ceramic houses for Loop feature darned roofs and pops of colour. Each one has a personality that is totally unique. We just love having Amanda’s work in the shop.
Amirisu Issue 24 is available for pre-order now! The latest issue from this iconic Japanese knitting organisation celebrates customs, family traditions, and places that are special to each of the participating designers. Amirisu 24 contains 12 patterns as well as some lovely features, including a craft guide to Toronto — great inspiration for your next trip now that travel is starting to feel a bit more doable. Fans of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter and Loft, Isager Highland Wool, and Biches & Buches Le Petit Lambswool will be particularly pleased with the featured designs using these wools. This issue launches on 10 June.
Last week, we introduced you to the latest addition to our collection of scissors, the Feathered Friends Scissors. This week, we’re delighted to welcome the Antiqued Copper version of these stunning snippers. The Antiqued Gold colour highlighted last week is currently sold out, but fear not — more are on the way and should be with us within the next week! Make sure to get your pair before they fly away!
Have a happy weekend!