Alanna Penk - Owner & Fibre Arts Enthusiast

I personally have been a crafter since the age of 4, and a knitter since the age of 7, although it was only in my mid 20s that I discovered you could actually make a living out of (what was previously) an obsessive hobby.

I am a knitwear designer (Black Cat Knitting Company) and fibre arts enthusiast.

My goal for Loopine is to create a company that not only sells to, but enhances the local knitting community it serves by introducing new and exciting products into the New Zealand market, and by carrying and promoting local yarns and patterns.
Everyone should have access to great knitting, life is too short to waste on bad wool!

Carl Penk - Photographer & Marketing

Official (unpaid) husband and photographer, also helps behind the scenes with marketing and advertising efforts. Infinitely patient and supportive, and all of this couldn’t be done without him!

Supporting Locals

Loopine Wool Co is very pleased to be carrying and supporting indie-dyed yarns and local independent pattern designers. As a pattern designer for many years I know the difficulties of making fibre arts your main living, and every successful indie-dyer, maker, and pattern designer who makes it in the big bad world is a big win for all of us!

A sense of community is an important part of what knitting is all about, and when a fibre arts community has a central hub to gather and share ideas and projects with one another, that’s when ideas, frienships, collaborations and wonderful new creations can emerge. I feel a yarn store should not only be a place to buy your wool, but also a place where you can practice and enjoy this gentle art.

Loopine Wool Co will continue to promote the local community of knitters, dyers, and pattern designers and will do it’s part to help foster our little island’s wonderful fibre arts community.