Your Local Yarn Store
We have many years experience with major distributors, and we are the Southern Alberta reseller for Wollmeise! We also love our local talent and feature indie dyers, as well as local, and Canadian craftspeople. Our purple couches are waiting, so come down and sit, knit, or crochet and relax.
The People & History
MAC with a side of Rose, Clair, Amber, and Ben!
We all met when Annie was managing a yarn store. Marilynn worked there too, and Correna was a loyal customer. After Annie moved to manage another LYS, Marilynn and Correna changed roles. At that point we were lucky enough to scoop up Rose!
One day in early 2011, MAC (as we refer to ourselves) attended the closeout sale of a NW stitching store. Like all hardcore knitters, we dreamed of having our own LYS. As soon as we stepped into the store, we knew this was the moment where we would either fish or cut bait. Marilynn walked right up to the owner, and asked if she was interested in subletting the location. An hour later, after 3 coffees and egg sandwiches, we had a business plan written on the back of a napkin. We were ready to share our dream for The Loop with old and new. By May, The Loop was open for business. So there you have the beginning of the story!
The first major change we made was to open on Sundays, and this offered us the opportunity to bring Diana into the mix. When Diana moved on to new opportunities, we hired Clair. In November 2014, Amber started working with us too! When combined, our Loopie experience base equals more than 150 years!
We can't forget our Loopie Doods either! Vincent keeps our store sparkling clean, and lemony fresh. Benny is the web genius behind our site. He's the guy who makes it easy for Franki to post all the classes, new product announcements, and the drool worthy parade of finished objects. Thanks Benny! Finally, our newest Loopie Dood, Ben! You can find him on Wednesdays, working his yarn merchandising magic.
We are looking forward to chapters 2 to infinity; the part that revolves around you, our valued customer.
Our goal is to provide a wide range of quality products at various price points.
Here at The Loop, we like to mix it up. We carry our staples like Jamieson + Smith, Cascade, DROPS, Universal, Gielsk, Manos del Uruguay, Malabrigo, West Yorkshire Spinners, Diamond Luxury, Rowan, and Kauni, as well as being the Southern Alberta reseller for Rohrspatz & Wollmeise.
We also love our indie dyers like Sweet Georgia, Julie Asselin, Two Birds Knitting Co., Sarah Elizabeth Fibre Works, Falling Forward Dyeworks, Heart West Haven, and our very own hand dyed Loop House yarn. If you're an up and coming fibre artist, a designer, or if you have a product that you think we'd love, please feel free to come and talk with us.