Part 9: Even More Zoom Loom Explorations

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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 squares are from the same skein! You can easily felt this yarn for projects like bags that might need a firmer fabric. You can create a plaid project with just one skein of yarn–and have a blast doing it.

Below, from Berroco, left to right: We’ve experimented with two shades of the one of our perennial favorite yarns, Ultra Alpaca Light in Briny Deep and Turquoise Mix. The next yarn, a sneak preview of Berroco’s new yarn to debut at TNNA in the summer, is a single-ply thick and thin yarn that was surprisingly easy to weave on the Zoom Loom (you’d think the bumpies would make it hard to weave with, but they didn’t), and finally at lower right, Blackstone Tweed in color 2683 creates a weaverly tracking look that we always find appealing.  All of these yarns are lovely and soft and could be worn next to the skin also think they could be successfully combined in a single project.

Below, Crystal Palace Sausalito, 80% merino wool/20% nylon, color 8450, was used to make the pink/orange and purple/gold squares in the back. Mochi Plus, a single-ply, 80% merino wool/20% nylon, color 616, was used to make the three squares at the front. Again, we feel that these yarns could be used together to create a blanket or wrap. The Sausalito has a lively tweedy look while the Mochi Plus produces color movement that is soft and will work up beautifully when sewn or crocheted together.

 

Schacht Spindle

Schacht Spindle Company, Inc. was founded during the back-to-earth movement of the late 1960's and its accompanying craft resurgence. Their first loom was a simple tapestry loom, a version which they still make today. Over nearly 50 years, Schacht has developed a broad range of high quality hand weaving and hand spinning tools, including their popular Cricket Loom and Ladybug Spinning wheel. Schacht’s mission is to create beautiful and well-designed products that enhance customers’ weaving and spinning experience through innovative problem solving, creative ideas, skilled woodworking and craftsmanship, and friendly, knowledgeable customer service. Schacht’s family owned business is located in Boulder, Colorado.