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« on: August 23, 2005 05:51:13 PM »

I guess this is the closest to a bag of any of the categories here.

Anyway, I was inspired to try weaving some ribbon fabric by the credit card holder made by Norahsmom, found here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=46604.0

I made a crochet hook holder because the little pouch I had made before just wasn't cutting it anymore--it was getting kind of full, and my largest hooks didn't fit inside it.  So here's my new and improved hook case.


http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b113/zitrone21/Woven%20Ribbon%20crochet%20needle%20holder/croholderclosed.jpg


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http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b113/zitrone21/Woven%20Ribbon%20crochet%20needle%20holder/croholderopen.jpg

I like it a lot.  Now I can see all my hooks at the same time; no more dumping out the entire bunch and searching through for the one I need.  Too bad I only know one other person who crochets--these would make easy Christmas gifts.
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« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2005 08:33:22 PM »

Awesome, I've been meaning to make something like this for my colored pencils so I can make them more portable.
Great idea and very cute! I love the colors, too. Did you use elastic to hold them in?
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« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2005 11:56:05 AM »

Yup.  I just sewed a piece of elastic in intervals across the length of the lining to make slots.  I also used elastic to hold the entire thing closed. 

A pencil case is a good idea.  Maybe I need to make one of those next, then one for paintbrushes, then who knows what? 

*goes off to search for long skinny objects to make holders for*
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« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2005 09:00:46 AM »

I know you posted this a long time ago, but I just found this, and wanted to let you know that this is really stunning! Do you have any problems with them slidding out when you carry it? I was just wondering. But absolutely  gorgeous!
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« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2005 11:42:09 AM »

That's truly ingenious. Elastic, what a great idea!! Smiley Beautiful, too!
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« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2005 07:12:34 PM »

Do you have any problems with them slidding out when you carry it? I was just wondering.

Um, I didn't have too much of a problem with that, but I was pretty careful when I carried it.  I've since made a new one that has the hook pockets crocheted in, so I don't even use this one that I posted anymore.  I was playing with the ribbon weaving more than anything, but if I made one like this again, I'd extend the height to fold over the hooks at the top and bottom before folding it up.  Then you don't have to worry at all about the hooks falling out.
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« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2005 06:55:27 AM »

Thanks. I've been debating between a pocketed one and the elastic. You also inspired me to do some ribbon weaving which turned out ok. But I think there has to be an easier way to get the ribbons tighter. Anyway, thanks for the input
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« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2006 05:57:06 PM »

Wow, that's really beautiful.  What would you suggest as a length for a roll?  I'd like to make one, but I don't know how many hooks the person I'm making this for has in their collection.
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« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2006 07:17:25 AM »

I'd say aim for 10 or 12 slots for hooks to begin with.  I can't imagine anyone using more than that on a regular basis that they'd want to carry around with them.  I'd also recommend making more of a pocket than just using the elastic like I did; much more secure.  As far as length, 10" would probably be the narrowest you'd want to make it; if you decide to make it wider, you can always put more slots and/or wider slots so more than one hook can go in each pocket. 

Whatever you make, I'm sure your friend will be happy you thought of her (or him).
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« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2006 08:49:56 AM »

Thank you so much!  When I finish it, I'll have to post a pic up!
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