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

Manos del Uruguay Manos Silk Blend, a merino silk blend in sport weight. We love this yarn. It is soft and squishy. The color is amazing. It looks unassuming from a distance, but when you get up close, you see hints of various colors in there and it is truly beautiful. It is soft enough and elegant enough for any evening accessories or baby goodies.

Red Barn Yarn Salem, a merino/silk worsted weight yarn, is fluffy with some sheen due to the silk ply, so it has a hint of a pattern in it. This, too, would make great baby trinkets, or warm winter bundling accessories.

Swans Island Natural Colors Collection organic wool,  worsted weight.
Classy, organic, and lovely, what more could you ask for in a yarn!?  The rich color wove up wonderfully and would be a soft warm comfort in any project next to the skin.

Unicorn Books and Crafts Opal, a superwash wool/polyamide sock yarn. With its interesting color changes, this yarn would be appropriate for embellishments such as flowers.

Schacht Spindle

Schacht Spindle Company, Inc. was founded during the back-to-earth movement of the late 1960s 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.