Four people and two dogs staff our small studio workshop. Angela Laswell Smith founded Purl & Loop in 2012 and serves as the creative director. Hector hand assembles, sands and varnishes the wood looms. Missy operates the laser machine, fulfills orders, packages our looms and kits and travels with Angela to trade shows. Our newest team member, Martha, sands and varnishes any of our wood products and is training to operate the laser machine. Our long serving canine team members are Audrey Pearl and Hank. They served as companions to Angela when she operated from her 100 sq. ft. home studio and they now serve as honorary staff and greeters in our much larger space.
We are proud to pay our staff a living wage and canine staff receives deluxe housing and organic food and treats.