Part 12: Zoom Loom Yarn Explorations

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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 firm fabric, perfect for outerwear.
Tara Tweed is scrumptious with little pops of color. It also weaves into a dense fabric.
Gioiello is a guilty little pleasure that is decadently spun. This yarn is a modern, a fresh lace weight.

Zara Chine, in Sand #800, 100% extrafine superwash merino wool and Cotton Classic, in Wheat #3253 and Linen White #3003, 100% cotton.

Zara Chine is soft and absolutely cozy. Perfect for close-to-the-skin accessories/garments
Cotton Classic is a sturdy yarn with a beautiful sheen. Great for a light Spring/Summer top.

Below is Emma Creation Shiny Fur in Silver. This is a super fuzzy yarn and would make all kinds of fun wild accessories.

Fiesta Yarns sent us a variety of their variegated yarns. From left clockwise: Linnette, 70% linen/30% pima cotton, color Cedar Crest #183; La Luz Multi, 100% Mulberry silk, color Cool Breeze #138; Ballet, 50% superfine alpaca/50% tencel, color Alaska; Baby Boom, 90% extrafine superwash merino/10% nylon, color Singapore #172.Linnette is a funky yarn full of texture. The colors pop into a pseudo-plaid when woven with the Zoom Loom.La Luz Multi has a sheen that this photo just can’t capture. The drape of La Luz is delicate and fit for royalty. Ballet is a sweet and soft yarn that is quick to weave. The tencel adds a hint of shimmer which compliments the alpaca beautifully.Baby Boom is a good utilitarian yarn that would be perfect for children to weave on the Zoom Loom. The colors are bold and would be fun to piece together in a quilt.

Frabjous Fibers Peace Silk (left) and (right) Reclaimed Cotton woven with Peace Silk. Both of these yarns have a thick and thin texture that works together wonderfully.

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.