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Loom N Essence is a full service fiber arts studio whose creative vision began in the beautiful Red Rock country of  Sedona, AZ .   Loom N  Essence offers a cross section of spinning and weaving equipment to compliment the creative needs of the fiber artist in order to ensure your success.


Sharon Poplawski, owner and founder of  Loom N Essence, respectfully traces her love for the "old craft" to both grandfather's . Having been raised in a small New England mill town, I  learned early to recognize their loyalty and appreciation for the trade. Although having spent many years away from those small mill towns, I  am proud of my New England Heritage. Their influence is the essence of my loyalty, dedication and creativity. 


"IOWA" Native American Translation 
Land Between Two Rivers

January 2008 Loom N Essence travels east to Cedar Rapids, Iowa embarking on a journey aimed to mesh both personal and creative goals.  
Cedar Rapids takes it's life from the river, visually, economically, and traditionally. It is the river's life that flows thru the veins of the people of  Cedar Rapids.  Much like their pioneer ancestors, they are resilient, determined and to be respected. 

Loom N Essence at McGowan House Artisans

July 2012 Loom N Essence, Jeanne's Baskets and  Brooms, and Jeanne's  Soaps combined their creative energies to found McGowan House Artisans in Marion, Iowa.


  Product and Accessories available
   at Loom N Essence


  Majacraft Turkish Spindle Set is a combination of simplicity, functionality and beauty.  The set includes three different Turkish spindles made from New Zealand Rimu and weighted at 15g, 20g and 30g.  The 15g spindle is perfectly suited for very fine yarns while the 20g and 30g spindles make for a great general purpose spindle.

                 Louet North America Products
 Spinning Wheels * Looms * Yarns * Rovings * Accessories
 For detailed information about all of Louet's products,  visit their web site at   All products available thru Loom N Essence.
   Southwest Trading (SWTC) from Loom N Essence  
  Check out SWTC'S great line of
   XIE Bamboo (pronounced "shay") and Infinity Soysilk 

Will Taylor's Handcrafted Wooden Designs


Lazy Kates, Niddy Noddy's, Reels - Free Standing and Clamp Style, Free Standing Distaff''s all available thru Loom N Essence.


  Looms  - weaving Looms by  Schacht Spindles Company and Louet. North America.  Check out our quality weaving Accessories,  kits and more.......

Contact Us:
Loom N Essence at McGowan House Artisans
524 10 Street, Marion, IA 52302

Telephone   319-210-7775

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