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About Purl & Loop

Purl & Loop® specializes in the design and production of weaving products serving the fiber arts industry. Purl & Loop® is the creator the patented Swatch Maker 3-in-1 weaving looms in addition to a variety of other handheld portable looms and accessories.  We cater to folks who have loads of yarn and thread stash and our products are meant to inspire creative projects from all that stash.  The components for our products are laser cut in California and Oklahoma.  The assembly and hand finishing is done in Houston, TX and Tulsa, OK and final quality control, packaging and shipping is completed in Tulsa, OK.  The materials we use for assembling and packaging our products are sourced  from U.S. and other North American suppliers. Our products are available to the public via our website and they can also be found in independent quilting, yarn and weaving shops across the country.

We are proud to pay our assembly help in Houston a living wage.  Thank you for supporting our small USA business!



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.