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10th Birthday Competition

10th Birthday Knitting and Crochet Competition

We want to see your lockdown projects. What have you been knitting or crocheting these past few weeks? Send us your pictures via email, facebook , WhatsApp  or use the hashtag #lozawool10 on Instagram. Include details of the pattern used (if it’s not your own design) and yarn. Closing date for entries is Sunday May 3rd.
You could win a €50 voucher to spend at Loza Wool and more prizes still to be announced. We can’t wait to see your projects.

T&C:
Closing date Sunday May 3rd, winners will be announced May 4th
Prize cannot be redeemed for cash

Loza Wool is 10 years old!

10 years ago today we opened the doors to our first shop in Castle Crescent, Clondalkin. It’s a wonderful feeling after all these years to still be doing what we love, helping people to develop a love of crafts, seeing all the fabulous projects that you create and advising on the best products to use.
Just a few months prior to opening I (Maureen) had a coffee with Alan Strowger, the Irish sales rep from Sirdar yarns. I was toying with the idea of starting an online yarn shop but Alan convinced me to go all out and open a bricks and mortar shop too. Many times over the years we’ve laughed about how it’s all his fault!
It’s been an interesting time, with many highs and lows, moving to bigger premises, then having to pack up and move again with the next new location falling through after we had packed everything up. Finally we found our special space in Ace Enterprise Park which has proved to be the perfect location for both ourselves and our customers.
In the current climate, in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have had to re-think all the plans for our 10th birthday celebrations. However, we’ll hopefully all be back to normal soon and can look forward to our next 10 years.

Fur pompoms – how to make your own

Fur pompoms are so popular for knitted hats and adding to loads of accessories so we decided to play around with our new favourite Sirdar Alpine to see if we could make our own.  This gorgeous fur yarn is usually knit on size 10mm needles but for this project we used 5mm to give a closer knit. We started by casting on 16 stitches and knit 16 rows but you can do as many stitches and rows as you like to get the size of pompom you want.

Cast off and fold the piece in half lengthwise. Sew up across the bottom and along the side. We used embroidery thread for sewing, easier than trying to thread the Alpine through a needle and a bit stronger than regular sewing thread.

Turn right side out and fill with stuffing. Sew a gathering seam across the top and pull up tight to secure, leaving a long thread to use for sewing onto your hat or wherever you want to attach your pompom.

Our pompom took 8 metres of yarn and considering Sirdar Alpine has 33 metres per ball, at just €4.50 a ball you’ll have a cheap alternative to furry pompoms. Remember to let us know how yours work out by commenting here or posting a picture on Facebook  or Instagram 

Wool Shop Clondalkin

Wool Shop in Clondalkin Wool Shop in Clondalkin moving to new premises

 

Loza Wool, a Wool Shop in Clondalkin has been operating since April 2010. In case you haven’t visited us recently, we are no longer in the Monastery SC. We are planning on re-opening very soon in Clondalkin. Watch this space for more details or keep up to date with all our latest news on our Facebook page.


Shop online at our wool shop in Clondalkin

Our stock is still available online here on our website or alternatively give us a call on 086 3294558 or drop us an email info@lozawool.ie and we’ll send on your order. If you’re living in the Clondalkin area we’ll even deliver it to your door at no extra charge.

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