Part 11: Zoom Loom Yarn Explorations

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 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.