Part 16: Zoom Loom Yarn Explorations

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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 (acrylic/wool/payette), DK weight. The little sparkle of sequins in this yarn create a festive mood. Surprisingly, we had no problem weaving this swatch–the sequins threaded easily through the needle eye. We’re thinking sassy bodice or little evening jacket in this yarn.

Below: Pagewood Farm Swagger Light, a worsted weight merino wool. This is a lofty yarn that fulls like a dream. We can think of so many uses for this fabric: blanket, shawl, capelet (we’re seeing a lot of these lately), vest. The softly changing colors are so appealing.

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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.