About Steph & Loop
People often ask me how I got into the fiber business. The truth is, it wasn't exactly my idea.
It all began in 2005. I was juggling my full time day job with a return to grad school when someone introduced me to knitting.
I was far more interested in yarn than knitting, and it didn't take long before I was obsessed with making my own. Spinning was all I could think about and all I wanted to do.
The universe started taunting me: “Quit your job, drop out of school and buy 100 pounds of merino wool.” I tried not to listen at first, but the idea quickly grew on me.
So I did!
in the beginning
Steph's fascination with yarn began in 2005. It started as a hobby that took over her living room and quickly snowballed into a full-time endeavor.
Steph's love of spinning expanded into a passion for carding. The first time she used a drum carder she thought, "This is my medium!" Steph's amazing art batts for handspinners were Loop's signature product for several years.
in 2009, Steph relocated to a huge studio in a pre-Civil War textile mill turned art complex. She invested in a Mini Mill carding machine and invented her signature product for spinners - "BULLSEYE BUMPS." These bundles of handspinning joy consist of self-striping roving wound into a center-pull bump. Steph makes each Bullseye Bump herself. She lets her instincts dictate the color combinations on the fly, so each one is truly unique.
In 2018, Steph's fascination with carding and spinning took on a new dimension. With over a decade in the fiber business, Loop was a brand well-known to handspinners. But Steph wanted to create a unique product that knitters could enjoy.
The result is the YIN YANG yarn collection. We invite you to explore all that this special yarn has to offer and to join Steph and Loop as the journey continues!