Zoom Loom Project: Infinity Squared

No, you don’t have to weave an infinity of squares to make this project! Just weave 20-22 squares in Crystal Palace Mini Mochi, taking advantage of the slow color changes in this yarn to create a scarf with beautiful color gradations, finished with a delightful crocheted picot edging. If you need a little help with […]

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Part 17: Zoom Loom Yarn Explorations

We’re reaching the end of the lovely, lovely yarns we’ve been sampling on the Zoom Loom. The images have been compiled into a kind of online swatch book – you can find this, as well as project instructions, at schachtspindle.com. Manos del Uruguay Manos Silk Blend, a merino silk blend in sport weight. We love […]

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Part 16: Zoom Loom Yarn Explorations

We’re finding our fingers itching to zoom with all of these exciting yarns. The possibilities are mind boggling. Below: The Yarns of Rhichard Devrieze  Peppino (merino wool), fingering weight. As with most of the variegated yarns with quick color changes, this yarn makes a really fun plaid effect. Great colors! Below: Universal Yarn Rozetti Polaris […]

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Part 15: Zoom Loom Yarn Explorations

Here are some more fabulous samples from our TNNA yarn partners: Below: Koigu Wool Designs KPM (left) and KPPPM (right), both merino wool sock yarn. We love the self-plaiding of the KPPPM swatch. Imagine putting a bunch of these squares together for a scarf? Wow! Below: Ancient Arts Superwash Bluefaced Leicester 4-ply sock yarn, and […]

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Part 14: Zoom Loom Yarn Explorations

Below,  Interlacements Yarn Irish Jig, (40% Flax, 31% Cotton, 29% Rayon, strand of metallic thread) sport weight. The Submarine color changes make a beautiful random plaid with a hint of sparkle. Below, starting at the left is Cabled Cotton, a DK weight 100% mercerized cotton. Next is a square made from Fun Flats yarn.  It […]

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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 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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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 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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