Material Resources

MATERIAL RESOURCES

You can use nearly any type of fibers and yarns to make fun and beautiful things with the Loome tool, here's a recommendation on what weight or thickness of yarn is best. Experimenting is key, see what you like. Let's get started (you can download the chart below here!).

FIBER WEIGHT/THICKNESS

POM
POMS

TASSELS

FRIENDSHIP
BRACELETS

SMALL
WEAVINGS

CORDS


0 - 2
LACE - SUPER FINE - FINE

YES
(Acrylic, Blends, Wool)
YES
(Wool, Acrylic, Silk, Linen, Cotton, Other Natural Fibers, Synthetics,
Sewing Thread)
YES
(Wool, Acrylic, Silk, Linen, Cotton, Other Natural Fibers, Synthetics)
YES
(Wool, Acrylic, Silk, Linen, Cotton, Other Natural Fibers, Synthetics)
NO

3 - 4
LIGHT - MEDIUM

YES
(Acrylic, Blends, Wool)

YES
(Wool, Acrylic, Silk, Linen, Cotton, Other Natural Fibers, Synthetics)
YES
(Wool, Acrylic, Silk, Linen, Cotton, Other Natural Fibers, Synthetics)
YES
(Wool, Acrylic, Silk, Linen, Cotton, Other Natural Fibers, Synthetics)

YES
(Jersey Yarn with stretch is recommended)

5
BULKY

YES
(Use as accent, any composition)

YES
(Wool, Acrylic, Silk, Linen, Cotton, Other Natural Fibers, Synthetics, T-Shirt Yarn)
YES
(Wool)
YES
(Use as accent, any composition)

YES
(T-Shirt Yarn with stretch is recommended) 

6
SUPER BULKY
YES
(Use as accent, any composition)
YES
(Wool, Acrylic, Silk, Linen, Cotton, Synthetics)
NO
NO
NO
OTHER Use embroidery floss for tying tight middle knots. N/A
For warp (vertical foundation), use cotton 8/4 rug yarn or cotton crochet yarn.
For warp (vertical foundation), use cotton 8/4 rug yarn or cotton crochet yarn. N/A


    

WHERE TO BUY MATERIALS

Support Local
Local Art, Crafts and Yarn Stores

Go Online
Purl SoHo: Wide range of beautiful premium yarns and threads from a variety of producers as well as Purl Soho.
WEBS: Large selection of natural and quality yarns. One of the largest online and retail yarn shop.
Fibre Share: Yarn share and swap.
Knit Picks: Wide range of affordable, great color yarns.
Darn Good Yarn: Ethical and recycled yarns (recycled sari and t-shirt, denim, vegan, llama, banana fiber, hemp, linen and nettle yarn).

Unique Materials
Etsy: Handmade and unique materials (beads, ceramics, charms, driftwood, leather, metal closures, yarn, etc.)