It’s so fun having a shop, and meeting people who make beautiful things in the world of fiber and yarn.
Sometimes we only meet them on the Internet.
When we started looking at carrying the Loome tool, an all-in-one tool for making pom poms, tassels, and small weavings (bracelets, etc.), I made a study of their wonderful Instagram page. Which led me, in tumbling and collapsing Inception fashion, to the Instagram for Above the Canopy, the website of Australian artist and designer Lizzy Medynskyj.
Pom poms are capable of so much more than I have ever given them credit for.
Lizzy and her trusty Loome tool made this piece on commission. The commission was to make something pink and covered in pom poms. Like, maybe, a bag or a scarf.
Lizzy made an incredible garment. A shrug with 343 pom poms on it. The mind boggles.
The Above the Canopy shop is full of distinctive adornments featuring pom poms and knitting. I love that these pieces are so knitterly, so woolly, and so unapologetically ornamental. Frida Kahlo would have sported one of Lizzy’s collar/necklaces or cuff bracelets, I’m sure of it.
Thank you, Lizzy. You have inspired me to new heights of pom pom artistry.