Here at Loop, we can’t get enough of hand-dyed yarns. It’s not uncommon for us to open a box from one of the lovely hand-dyers whose yarns we stock and gasp in awe of the deep, rich colours they manage to produce. Part of the beauty of their work is that each skein is ever-so-slightly unique, making it that much more fun to choose which ones should go home with you. But it’s not just hand-dyed yarns that we lust after – it’s ribbons, buttons and trims too! The buttons above, for example, come from Barcelona, where the velvet is …

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These are the much loved Ysolda Teague, Veyla mitts from Whimsical Little Knits Two. They are a great way to use-up left-over yarn, as they only take between 10-20g of yarn to complete. I made this pair before Christmas with some left over Old Maiden Aunt yarn in Dreich colour. I used vintage crystal buttons to finish the cuff. They were so pretty. We just got a fresh delivery of Old Maiden Aunt Yarns and this batch is really lovely! I’ve seen Veyla made up successfully, in all sorts of yarns. I really admired a pair by one of our …

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Today, Sunday June 13th, is ourĀ  last open day on Cross Street. At 5:00pm, we shut shop here, for the last time. Starting tomorrow morning, we’ll be packing our yarn bags and moving to our new shop, in Camden Passage, Islington. I’ll take some sneak preview pictures of our moving this week… just little ones ~ I don’t want to spoil all the surprises. Come for the big reveal on Saturday the 19th! For now I’ll leave you with this preview of some of our amazing new buttons. Our haberdashery is growing. We want to be the first stop in …

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