Part 13: Zoom Loom Yarn Explorations

We had a bit of break from Zoom Loom swatches last week, but this week we’re back with squares made from some more lovely yarns. This first swatch is yarn spun from Anzula‘s hand-dyed wool roving fiber. The blue swathes on the right are woven a merino 2-ply sport weight yarn in Ocean colorway.  The squares […]

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Part 12: Zoom Loom Yarn Explorations

Yes, we have still more squares for you to look at (and drool over!). Tahki Stacy Charles yarns, left to right: Diamante, color 12 Sapphire, 63% wool/32% nylon/5% polyester metallic; Tara Tweed, color 16 Cherry tweed, 80% wool/20% nylon; Gioiello, color 68 Fuchsia, 30% kid mohair/30% extrafine wool/20% polyamide. Diamante weaves up into a nice […]

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Part 11: Zoom Loom Yarn Explorations

Knit One Crochet Too Ty-Dy wool, 100% wool, color 3272, a variegated red/pink/purple. It’s always fun to see how the different colors in variegated yarns weave.  We used this yarn in a different colorway as the last layer  in squares for our tablet case (click on the link for the Spring 2013 newsletter). Artyarns Rhapsody […]

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Part 10: Zoom Loom Yarn Explorations

Be Sweet Medium Boucle Baby Mohair, in Pale Rust. This fuzzy goodness would make a wonderful lightweight yet warm lap blanket or a cute cowl. Dream in Color, Calm, color Brilliant 712, 100% wool, light worsted weight, single ply. A nice, lofty yarn that can be used for a hat and scarf combo. Mountain Meadow […]

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Part 9: Even More Zoom Loom Explorations

Yes, there are still more Zoom Loom squares – we’ll be sharing even more of these with you in the weeks to come! Below, from Freia Fibers, Fine Handpaints Flux, in color SeaGlass, a sport weight 100% wool. This yarn has some long color changes, as illustrated below. Believe it or not, both of these […]

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Part 8: Zoom Loom Yarn Explorations

Fiber blends are fun to try out on the Zoom Loom, like these these swatches below from  SweetGeorgia Yarns Silk Crush (50% superwash merino/50% silk) in Orchid, a DK weight semi-solid with a really nice feel We love the feel and sheen the silk lends to this swatch! Below: Skacel Collection distributes HiKoo yarns from […]

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Part 7: Zoom Loom Yarn Explorations

We’re still having a lot of fun trying out a lot of yummy yarns. From Frog Tree we’re showing Pediboo sock yarn (80% washable merino wool/20% bamboo) in color 1150 (purple) and Picoboo (60% pima cotton/40% bamboo), color 1026 (dark pink).We’ve woven both solid purple and red squares, and then tried blends, one with purple […]

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Part 6: Zoom Loom Yarn Explorations

From Mango Moon, we have Wooly, a 100% lambswool hand-spun and hand-dyed in Nepal, in color Grape. As a single ply, this yarn felts wonderfully and would be great for any project needing a sturdier fabric. As with most variegated yarns, Wooly makes some fun plaid-like patterns when crossed with itself. Also from Mango Moon, […]

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Part 5: Zoom Loom Yarn Explorations

  Below are two swatches from Kraemer Yarns. Perfection, a worsted weight yarn in color Butterfly (pink) is a merino/acrylic blend that creates a sturdy yet flexible fabric that would make a great bag or pillow. The second swatch, Tatamy, a DK weight cotton/acrylic blend has a bit of halo effect when woven. The color is Sea Blue. Both yarns weave […]

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Part 4: More Zoom Loom Yarn Explorations

Below, Blue Ridge Yarns sent us this fun 100% pima cotton yarn called Pima Paints. The color changes result in a happy, squishy plaid. Below, Pirouette from Classic Elite Yarns gave us a chance to see how a lace weight yarn weaves up on the Zoom Loom. Pirouette is a lovely kid mohair/bamboo/nylon blend yarn and we […]

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Zoom Loom Pixie Hat

John Mullarkey of Malarky Crafts has designed this incredibly cute hat. Made with two colors of Regia Hand-Dye Effect yarn, it takes just 16 squares plus 3 for the decoration on the crown. Though you’ll need to be alert when you sew this hat together, the weaving is quick and the results are adorable! Our sales […]

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Praise for the Zoom Loom

We just read an article in the Grand Rapids Press by Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood (of Craft Sanity) about her enthusiasm for the Zoom Loom. It is exciting to see the enthusiasm growing for the Zoom Loom. Check out this article that also includes a bit of the history of how the Zoom Loom came to be.

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Part 3: More Zoom Loom Yarn Explorations

More squares, for your perusal: Baby Twist, 100% Baby Alpaca, from Alpaca with a Twist. Lovely and soft, fulls nicely! We created a plaid by winding half way across the loom with one color, changing to the next. This was repeated for the second and third layers and in the weaving as well. You could […]

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Part 2: Zoom Loom Yarn Explorations

Here’s another installment of our Zoom Loom yarn explorations. First, some squares made with Zealana Rimu, (distributed by The YarnSisters Inc. in the U.S.) a double knit weight blend of 60% fine New Zealand merino and 40% brushtail possum. (If you want to learn more about the brushtail possum, click here.) The colors are brilliant, […]

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Zoom Loom Zippy Bow Tie

This super easy project, our second in our Zoom Loom project series, requires just 3 Zoom Loom squares. A neck band is crocheted and slipped through the back of the “knot” and secured with a snap fastener. This Zippy Bow Tie is created by our very own Benjamin Krudwig. (Benji’s checkered hat and scarf were the project featured […]

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Part 1: Zoom Loom Yarn Explorations

We are gearing up for TNNA – The National Needlework Association trade show in Columbus, Ohio this coming June. We are partnering with yarn companies to showcase a variety of yarns woven on the Zoom Loom which be displayed in these companies’ booths. We are so excited by all of the scrumptious yarns available from such great […]

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