Loopy Academy Catchup (and New Loopy Fall Challenge Preview…)

Happy September! For the first time in four years, we aren’t headed back to knitting school (Loopy Academy) this month (but we do have another challenge starting on Tuesday – see below!) We finished four years of Loopy Academy Yarn Challenges in May, and congratulations to all who graduated. That was a wonderful accomplishment and we loved being along with you for the rid.

Loopy Academy is something that will always be available for you to participate in.

We designed the program to encourage you to learn new things and strengthen your knitting (or sewing) skills, We know there are new knitters and sewists coming along all the time, so the challenges are all still available. We will continue to award prizes for finishing, as long as you meet the requirements. You can find out about Loopy Academy challenges here.

You can catch up on any semester. Just remember, supplies need to be purchased from The Loopy Ewe September 1, 2018 or later, with completed project photos uploaded to our photo galleries by December 31, 2018.

Since we started Loopy Academy Fabric a year after Loopy Academy Yarn, 2018-2019 is the Senior Year for quilters and sewists, and the challenges for Fall Semester Senior Year are listed below.

Loopy Academy Fabric, Senior Year, Fall Semester

  1. Bag or project with multiple zippers. (1 yard+ required)
  2. Paper pieced project. (2 yards+ required)
  3. Project with diagonal blocks. (3 yards+ required)

As with all semesters, required fabric amounts need to be purchased from The Loopy Ewe September 1st, 2018 or later, projects need to be completed and photos uploaded to our Loopy Photo Galleries by December 31, 2018. In order for your semester to count as complete, all three projects need to be finished during this timeline. (If you get waylaid, you’re always welcome to start the semester and all three projects over in the spring with new supplies.) For more details, check this blog post:  Loopy Academy Info

You can see photos of completed Loopy Academy projects in our Loopy Photo Galleries. It was so fun to see you all try new things and complete so many projects!

We do have a new Loopy Fall Challenge starting up this month!

We’ll be debuting that via the blog and newsletter on Tuesday, September 3.  Here’s a sneak peek at the new logo. Any guesses as to what our new theme is? Get ready to get some things done and have FUN!

Have a great rest of your weekend, and we’ll be back on Tuesday with the Loopy Fall Challenge news!

Sheri and The Loopy Ewe Crew

P.S. Our new Loopy Fall Challenge involves knitters and crocheters. Not doing Loopy Fabric Academy? We are bringing back our Monthly Fabric Mixers for our quilters and sewists! The September Fabric Monthly Mixer Challenge is to make a wall hanging, table topper, mug mat or quilt that has a fall theme. This can mean fall colors, fall topics, or fall pattern/fabric names. You can use any fabric that we carry at Loopy (and a little bit of your other stash fabrics, too). Upload a finished photo by October 1 so we can see what you came up with. We’ll share some of them on our Instagram page with #loopykudos!


  1. Basket, row boat, canoe, football or cart? Lots of … maybe … needles? pointing to a ball of yarn.

    What can this be? Yarn Fondue? LOL 😉

    Whatever this little piece of the picture is … I am going to bet this fall will be interesting! I am looking forward to Tuesday for more information!

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