Creating With Loops

Melbourne, Australia

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Last updated on Aug 4, 2022

Closed until further notice

Joanne Harrison

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About TheLoopyCat

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On Etsy since 2014

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Creating with loops

I have always been creative, making things with my hands.
As a graphic designer (before computers), I got to design and produce many different things and after the birth of my two boys, I gave up full time work and started looking for other creative outlets.
My mother taught me to knit and crochet when I was at primary school. Many years of following patterns and making a variety of items I started to design simple knitted projects like scarves, jewellery and blankets.
I discovered the book "Hello My Name is Amineko" by Nekoyama and the world of Amigurumi (the Japanese art of crocheting small stuffed yarn creatures) opened up to me.
I made many cats from patterns I purchased and donated them to cat rescue organisations for fundraising.
I have started to design my own Crocheted Critters for young children, working with quality yarns like merino wool, kid mohair and cotton. Bright colours, simple shapes and expressive faces make them idea for young children.
My amigurumi cats are not for sale in this shop, they are made for fundraising only.

In December 2017, I decided to redesign my Etsy jewellery store and sell my Crocheted Critters.
My shop's name “The Loopy Cat”, represents working with loops (knitting and crocheting) and I love cats!

Having a son who is a photographer ( solved the problem of trying to take quality photographs.

I keep coming up with new ideas and experimenting with different textures; sometimes they go into my shop and sometimes they sit in a box.
I hope you will revisit my shop in the future to see how things may have evolved.

Shop members

  • Joanne Harrison

    Owner, Designer

    I am a retired graphic designer who works with beautiful yarns and creates critters for children and adults who will cherish them for years. I also love cats.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 23, 2023
Welcome to my shop.
I’m a retired graphic designer who loves to work with beautiful yarns. I make all items in my shop in a cat friendly, smoke free studio.
I design my Crocheted Critters and credit designers when a pattern is used.

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