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winter83
« on: February 13, 2007 11:57:15 PM »

I found this at a thrift store a bought because I think I can turn it into a small knitting loom but what is it really?? Anyone know?

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« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2007 12:56:15 AM »

I *think* it's one of those fabbo 70s-tastic crafty thingies that makes "crocheted" yarn flowers.  I believe you were supposed to make a bunch, then stitch them together with yarn to make clothing and afghan blankies.  I could be on crack, but it might have the word "daisy" in its name.  Google around, see what you find!  Pete only knows, somebody has probably made a website homage to the silly thing.
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« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2007 12:57:33 AM »

It looks like a flower loom.  This link shows a video of how to use it.

http://www.ifilm.com/video/2761976/collection/3523/channel/commercials

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« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2007 02:19:06 AM »

My first thought was that it looks a lot like the thingy my great-aunt used to use in her flower shop for making the really fancy bows out of ribbon for her arrangements.  Might still be the crocheted flower-thingy, though - I have no proof that the thingy she was using was being used for its intended purpose, it could have technically been for yarn.
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« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2007 06:28:17 AM »

It's definitely a flower loom.  I have a couple that my husband's aunt gave me.  Once you get the hang of how to wrap the yarn around them, they're really easy to use.

This is what the flowers look like:

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b113/zitrone21/pinkpurplepin.jpg
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« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2007 09:05:08 AM »

had one when i was a kid.  i think it makes granny square flower thingy.  you make a bunch and put them together to make whatever you want--hat, scarf, afghan, etc.
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