About Purl & Loop

Update as of 10/27/2020.......We are not shipping internationally at this time due to the long delays.  Since we will close our shopping cart around 11/15, we will not be able to assist with locating delayed or missing packages.  If you placed an international shipment with us already and we fulfilled it, your package is on its way.  We are sorry to do this but we cannot provide the customer service our international orders deserve and pay for with the high shipping costs.

All good things must come to an end............It has been a wonderful 9 years and this little idea of an online yarn shop morphed into a mini weaving loom manufacturing concern. I am also especially grateful that all of you supporting Purl & Loop during the pandemic enabled me to focus on the things I could control such as order fulfillment, manufacturing and customer engagement. This time also triggered a lot of soul searching. I am entering into a new decade of my life in a few months and feel the pull do something different. Therefore, I am selling Purl & Loop's inventory now and looking for a buyer for the business’s assets separately. This seems to be the simplest and most elegant solution overall for the business. It is hard to let go but I recognize the need to free up brain space to give the appropriate energy to my next endeavor.  

Please know we have a good amount of product in stock as we were preparing for the holiday season. There will be some fluctuations in availability of the Swatch Maker line as we finish all of the manufacturing in process. Also, be on the lookout for some special finds as we clear out the studio and go through our "vintage" stock. We will be shipping until we run out of product but we will be on an indefinite pause after November 15. Hector is still assembling looms in Texas and we will continue to do so until we have fulfilled all of our commitments to our customers.  If you are thinking of the holidays already or have something in mind for yourself, we urge to shop now before it is gone.  Please know we have been inundated with orders and we are shipping in the order they are received.  Shipping is slower than we would like as we have only one person at a time handling fulfillment due to physical distancing requirements.  
We will provide the service you have come to expect until the end as we want the Purl & Loop as you know it to remain a strong and valuable brand. It is my sincerest hope that as I move toward my new venture(s), Purl & Loop will serve as a beginning point for someone else. In the meantime, let us all stay safe, be well and keep calm and weave on!

 

 

 

Angela Laswell Smith, Founder with Audrey Pearl, Studio Assistant

Angela founded Purl & Loop in 2012 and serves as Creative Director.  She grew up in Springfield, Illinois, received her undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and her MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  She currently splits her time between her Tulsa, OK home and Houston home.  In Tulsa, she manages her 2 dogs Audrey Pearl and Bruce Willie and 2 cats Neiman and Ranger Sam. She also spends a good amount of time attempting to garden successfully.  Her best creative inspirations come from traveling. When her mind is overactive with creativity, usually in the middle of the night, she reads mystery novels........she averages about one per week.

 

 

 

Hector A., Product Assembly 

 

Hector is our very first employee and he joined Purl & Loop when we were in our very first tiny studio.  Our studio is now in Tulsa but Hector lives and works his regular full time job in Houston.  We now have our loom components laser cut in California and Tulsa and then shipped to Hector for assembly.  We are thrilled that he is still able to work for Purl & Loop remotely and he is an integral component of our business.