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 is 80% Merino superwash with 20% Nylon yarn knitted on a knitting machine into a “blank” before the dying process. This gives unique color changes and texture to the square.The square on the right is Rave On yarn in Imperial Blue. A ribbon yarn that is a challenge to weave, but has a fantastic result.

Below is Baah Yarn Sonoma, a DK weight superwash merino wool, in Berry Cocktail. It turned out great! This variegated yarn is vibrant and fun, and would be good for a spring shawl or other accessories.

Prism Yarn sent us several yarns. Left: Constellation  (95% nylon/5% metallic polyester), in the first layer. The remaining layers are in Tencel Tape (100% Tencel).

Middle: the first layer is Layers Stuff (rayon/cotton/nylon/kid mohair/bamboo/Tencel/wool/cashmere/silk) with Petite Madison (75% merino/15% cashmere/10% silk) for the remaining layers. These are both very textured and visually interesting yarns.

Right: Indulgence (68% silk/15% wool/12% kid mohair/5% nylon), a worsted weight yarn that has a luxurious sheen.

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.