The Lone Star Loom Room opened in August 2002 as a teaching studio for beginning weaving classes. Tracy Kaestner had been teaching weaving through the Contemporary Handweavers of Houston at area Community centers, lugging looms and equipment around wasn’t much fun. The Kaestner’s added an addition above their garage and the Lone Star Loom Room studio was born.
June Hanson began Nordic Studio in 1983 in Ontario, Canada. She imported Swedish Yarns for weavers. June had booths at Conferences all over North America for over 20 years. In the summer of 2005 June decided it was time to retire and sell her business. In November 2005 Tracy and June worked out the details and Tracy became the owner of Nordic Studio.
In November 2005 Tracy flew to Ontario to help June pack up her remaining inventory, and now Nordic Studio (under the name Lone Star Loom Room) is located in the sunny south! Nordic Studio was known for having a wide color selection of fine Swedish yarns and good customer service! Tracy is committed to continuing business in the same tradition as it was run by June!
The Lone Star Loom has moved from the garage studio, to a brick and mortar store, back to the garage studio to its current home in an office space in West Houston. For instruction locally check out www.weavehouston.org, Tracy teaches beginning weaving and dyeing for the Contemporary Handweavers of Houston (CHH) at the Guild House. The Lone Star Loom Room sells the full range of Bockens of Sweden yarns, Venne Yarns, Weaving Books, Vav Magazine and equipment from a variety of manufacturers, we specialize in Louet looms.
If you haven’t woven with Swedish or Dutch yarns you really should give them a try, the quality and colors are outstanding! The Lone Star Loom Room is known for our friendly efficient customer service, we attempt to get orders out within 24 hours of receiving your order.