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« on: January 17, 2011 08:08:24 PM »

So I had been meaning to try something weave-y, and found a square plastic loom kit at the Dollar store. (It looks exactly like this one: http://www.etsy.com/listing/27726507/vintage-potholder-loomred-metal-loom, so it's apparently a vintage knockoff! Wink)

I picked my pattern with the stretchy fabric loops included, and came up with this potholder:


I actually quite like it, and liked the process too! Does anyone know where to get more loop-y materials?
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« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2011 08:20:58 PM »

I found large bags of these loops in the childrens craft area at Hobby Lobby in Houston. Also Michaels often has them
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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2011 12:54:12 AM »

I loved these while I was little! How fun!
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« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2011 02:56:38 AM »

Jo-Ann Fabrics also has them
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« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2011 03:41:29 PM »

Ah, fabulous! I'll go check my Michael's. Alas, it's our only chain craft store here in Canada (no Hobby Lobby or Joann's - though I HAVE been meaning to do a craft-specific trip to Buffalo, NY. . . .)
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« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2011 10:54:04 PM »

I actually use yarn on mine.  Noreen Crone-Findlay has a great video on youtube How to weave with yarn on the potholder loom.  As soon as I find them I'll put up pics, but moving + rearranging house+brand new craft area=most of my WIPs are in limbo in a tote somewhere!)
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« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2011 09:20:02 AM »

I also use yarn with mine (and learned from the same site as above). Check it out. Cheesy
Here are the ones I did with yarn.
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« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2011 09:56:59 AM »

Oh, cool! Thanks, I'll check out that video.
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« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2011 06:40:52 PM »

I also use yarn with mine (and learned from the same site as above). Check it out. Cheesy
Here are the ones I did with yarn.
http://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=424375
http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/thumbs/111950_22Jan11_100_5694.jpg[/url]

those are pretty. I have not seen the potholders made with yarn before.
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« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2011 02:15:38 PM »

 Great job! Addictive things to make, aren't they? You can also cut up T shirt material to make all the loops you want, in any colors you like. After a bit I'll try to find the tutorial I saw on that.  Smiley

Found it! Make sure your shirts or knit fabrics are 100% cotton, or they will melt when you try to grab a cookie sheet out of the oven with them.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/studiobeerhorst/sets/72157594490161717/with/362599317/

This thread makes me wish I hadn't gotten rid of all our old T shirts. We have three of these looms and no loopers. If there is another snow day tomorrow, I might see what I can round up in the house...
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