New Haberdashery Arrivals Are as Cute as a Button!
Long-time readers will know there’s a special place at Loop — both literally and figuratively — for buttons.
Whether it’s because they symbolise that a project is finished and ready to be worn, or that they’re easy to store no matter how many you collect, or that they’re so much fun to hunt out in the wide world of haberdashery (all perfectly good reasons in our book) we’ll never be sure, but our button love is definitely here to stay. That’s why we’re always so excited when a new batch of buttons shows up, and we’ve had a bumper crop delivered recently!
Last week we gushed over the arrival of Retro Bird Buttons, Psychedelic Buttons, and Baby Wood Flower Buttons. This week these new favourites are joined by a whole slew more. The Flower Pop Wood Buttons and Swirl Pearl Buttons look like they’ve just time travelled from the 1960s, and the Black Shell Starburst Button brings a little celebration to whatever it adorns. And how darling are these wooden Cat and Tiger buttons? They’re perfect for your next knit for the little animal lover in your life.
One of the things that’s great about buttons is how many shapes, sizes, and patterns they come in. They can really give a knit a whole different look and feel, even helping a garment grow with you. Did your fairy tale lover decide she’s more into stories of the sea? No bother, just swap out her Little Red Riding Hood Buttons for some Metal Sailor Buttons. Your favourite student finally landed a “real job”? Save the Psychedelic Buttons for another day and sew on some Mock Horn Buttons. The options are endless!
We’ve had such a lovely week at Loop with Nami Horikawa, Tomomi Mimura, and Naho Izumi of Enneste. Exploring traditional and modern Japanese craft with these incredibly talented women has been a real treat and we feel so honoured that they spent so much time with us. Luckily the inspiration doesn’t have to end with their time in London because thankfully we have more Sashiko Drawstring Bag Kits in stock, which will allow you to explore Nami’s lovely stitching methods on your own. The five stitch designs Nami has created for these bags are so wonderful and the drawstring construction is versatile and secure. Thank you Nami, Tomomi, and Naho for a wonderful week!
We’re so excited to welcome Paula Pereira’s first book, Textured Knits to the shop! It’s available to purchase from today, and we’ve already started scoping out the knits we can’t wait to get on our needles. The shop favourite so far seems to be Manacá, a sweet sweater inspired by childhood memories of Brazilian flowers. It doesn’t hurt that this sweater was designed using one of our favourite yarns, mYak Tibetan Cloud. We carry Tibetan cloud in both of the original colours used here, “Cladonia” and “Wild Daisy” (more Wild Daisy is on the way), plus 15 others. Welcome to the world, Textured Knits!