Quick Gratification and Contemporary Kits
When Angela was a Houston real estate agent in 2002 - 2012, she had very limited free time to pursue any sort of creative activity. To maximize her free time, she would order "kits" because she thought all necessary materials would be included and she could get started right away. Only after reading the instructions or patterns would she learn she needed to go hunting for more materials. The kit would eventually be buried with frustration in the kit graveyard.
When Purl & Loop was founded, it was intended to be solely an online yarn shop that also sold a few kits. It was difficult to find contemporary kits that included all of the supplies needed to start and finish without hunting for any other materials. Eventually, Angela decided to design and create Purl & Loop's own kits. Purl & Loop's focus is now primarily on kits and the supplies needed to "re-charge" the kit. Many of the kit components are re-useable and the kits provide the user with the know how to make even more bowls, creatures, and pincushions, etc. with varying design features.
Purl & Loop kits are designed with the super busy person in mind who wants to be able to watch TV and work on a simple but beautiful project. The kits have all the materials and tools needed along with detailed photo instructions. We want you to be able to come home from a long day and spend those precious few hours of "free" time creating something to love, not driving around hunting for supplies. We hope you have as much fun making our projects as we do!
Angela 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 lives in Houston, Texas with her husband Mark W, dogs Audrey Pearl and Hank and cats Neiman and Ranger Sam. Her best creative inspirations come from traveling in West Texas, specifically the Big Bend region.
Angela Laswell Smith is inspired to create easy, fun and contemporary kits that serve the needs of the busy person. She runs Purl & Loop full time out of her east downtown (EaDo) Houston studio with the faithful assistance of Audrey Pearl.
Audrey Pearl Smith
Audrey Pearl is our most loyal and hard working shop assistant and chief model. She accompanies me to the Purl & Loop studio to supervise order fulfillment. She fiercely guards us from squirrels and wind.
Hank Beaufort Smith
Chief Clock Watcher
Hank's primary role is to serve as an assistant to Audrey Pearl. He is highly skilled at keeping us on schedule and never lets us forget when it is nap time, snack time or dinner time. He is semi-retired but serves as greeter when we have visitors.
Accepted payment methods
We generally ship items within 2 business days but will notify you if there are any delays.
Small, lightweight kits are shipped via USPS 1st Class Mail in a padded envelope. Upgrades to a box and Priority Mail are available as requested.
While packages generally arrive MUCH sooner, I allow the post office up to 2 weeks for Domestic delivery & up to 4-5 weeks for International delivery before resending/refunding for non delivery.
Thank you for your understanding! The postal service is a fickle being.
Please remember that shipping around any holiday can be very unpredictable and Priority Upgrades are recommended to ensure faster delivery times!
IMPORTANT NOTE: International buyers are responsible for any and all Customs Charges, Taxes & Additional Postal Fees
Returns and exchanges
Please convo us immediately if you receive a damaged item. Damage must be reported within 48 hours of your order being delivered.
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