Part 11: Zoom Loom Yarn Explorations

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Knit One Crochet Too Ty-Dy wool, 100% wool, color 3272, a variegated red/pink/purple. It’s always fun to see how the different colors in variegated yarns weave.  We used this yarn in a different colorway as the last layer  in squares for our tablet case (click on the link for the Spring 2013 newsletter).

Artyarns Rhapsody Glitter Light, 85% Silk/15% Kid Mohair/Lurex, color 10044. This yarn with its subtle colors and bit of glitz (click on the link to enlarge the picture for a better view) would be wonderful for any kind of dressy accessory.

Natural Fiber Producers sent three shades of their Superfine Luxury Earth Treasures, a blend of 84% Huacaya/10% Suri/6% wool, in Brick Red, Deep Purple, and Blueberry. All of them are fabulous with subtle but saturated hues.  They are against-the-skin soft, but would also make a great vest.

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.