Tuesday, May 29, 2012

I'm not sure what you call this!

I have absolutely no idea what you call this, but I like it!  I found this old cardboard loom in my Grandma's sewing box.  After "googling" for about an hour and finding nodda on it, I just started playing.  I did find a lot on flower looms and kind followed that idea. 

If any of y'all know of any patterns or information on this craft I would love to hear from you.  I am curious of actually what these actually made into, and if they were ever joined, crocheted around, or exactly what.
"Waffle-Y!!"  I had watched a crochet show where they were making the flowers on the round looms and attaching them together to make scarves and hats, which were so interesting.  I looked in Hobby Lobby for the loom, found it, but OMG  $20.  I'm so freakin cheap, I kept thinking I could make my own for a lot less.  Maybe it's time to hunt around etsy or ebay.

I had more to show you by my flippin batteries in the camera died on me.  So, they are on the charger.  I will be taking some more pictures tomorrow!

I'm off work all week, and enjoying the down time.  Attacking some cleaning and de-cluttering that has been hanging over my head.  After working all morning and afternoon, a trip to the Salvation Army with a car full of junk, and filing old papers it is now time to get my hook and yarn out and work on African Flower motifs.  Can't wait to show y'all what I am up to!!!

10 comments:

Mary Grace McNamara said...

http://www.loveandmoneylooms.net/

I had these looms years ago and made lots of coasters that look just like yours, only thicker. That was a good 25 or more years ago and we still use those same coasters!

MGM

Alhana said...

It is my first time seeing that but I think it looks simply great.

Sharon GARDNER said...

Very similar to butterfly looms. The difference is that butterfly looms fold to help in taking the project off the loom when finished. There are a couple neat sites out there with some patterns.

Hartyboys said...

Hi I found these two blogs that have a post about using a square loom. They are not the same as yours but similar may be you can get some ideas from these
http://www.creativejewishmom.com/2012/03/potholders-from-recycled-long-sleeved-t-shirts.html
http://vintagefern.blogspot.com.au/2010/06/fabric-yarn-factory.html
Have fun

Melissa said...

I vaguely remember the looms, but not how to use them. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

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Bluejeangirl said...

Found a sold listing on etsy that shows some pictures of the patterns that came with it originally: http://www.etsy.com/listing/42673389/weaving-loom-pom-pom-poodle-fish-toy

Cupcake Diaries said...

OMG! I haven't seen these since I was a kid in the 70's! I remember my sisters making those looms in Junior Achievement. We had a yellow one with the tiny pink x's that I adored. I think that loom is what started my yarn obsession so many years ago...

Knitting Needle Sizes said...

Your bag is so cool! I’m wondering how does it made? I’m sure the pattern is so hard. Well, I’m so impressed in your talent. It’s really a gift from God. Speaking of gifts, this one is a perfect present for every women. I’m certainly sure they’ll love this.

Debi said...

You can make LOTS of things with that loom. Here is a booklet for sale from 1981. I made a sweater with mine :)
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1981-FAMILY-CIRCLE-WONDER-WEAVING-LOOM-patterns-AFGHAN-DOG-COAT-BABY-BLANKET-HAT-/261278424348