About Purl & Loop

Update as of 11/12/20........all orders placed after 11/13/20 will begin shipping on 12/7/20.  We are moving long distance and will be making some extra drives as we transport our pets from Oklahoma to Texas.  Once the moving truck arrives in Houston, we will  need time to unpack and get a bit organized.  Stock levels are up to date but we are running very low on Swatch Maker 3-in-1s, Swatch Maker Sets and Minute Weavers as of this writing.  We will be checking the info@purlandloop.com regularly so please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.  Stay safe!

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.  

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.