The other day while I was looking through my old sewing box, I found this cool little Boye Tube Loom. I must of had it for 30 years, so I guess that makes it vintage. I had never used it and don’t remember where I got it. I have, however, used the metal knitting needle that came with it as an important part of my sculpting tools since I first began sculpting 9 or so years ago.
I knitted a short cord with it. It’s okay, but it’s major flaw is that Boye could’ve made the pegs an 1/8 of an inch longer and it would’ve been an awesome little tool.
Anyway, for cording I like my Beanpot looms and Knifty Knitter tube loom better.
I think it’s a bit ironic that sooo many years ago, I had this loom and thought nothing of it nor even ever planned to use it. Now it’s a fun novelty that is apart of the looming craft I do now.
Just goes to show that one never knows what little treasures they may own in one decade that would be useful or a connection to something later in life.
Have you ever found a neat little something that you didn’t ever use nor remember having and then realize it’s connected with something going on in your life now? (I hope that made sense. lol)
Here’s wishing all your crafting connections be fun ones.
Oh wow, another fan of cording looms! I have a little wooden one (similar to your beanpot loom) that I was given as a birthday present when I was maybe 9 or 10. Back then, I used it to turn entire balls of cheap acrylic yarn into rope. After a loooong break, I’ve rediscovered it and have put it to work making arms for my little knitted monsters! I’m so glad I kept it!
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What a lovely memory. I can’t imagine how long it must’ve took you to turn a ball of yarn into a long rope. It’s so fun to do things like when you’re a kid.
It’s great your kept your loom. It certainly works perfect for your monsters arms.
It’s so fun to rediscover and utilize old things.
I enjoyed visiting your blog, your little Beasties are so cute.
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That’s why I’m a pack rat….hate to throw anything away, but you just never know when it will come in handy for something!
I consider myself a pack-rat too. I like saving stuff. It makes life fun when old things become new again. 🙂
I’ve never used looms like yours, but when my daughters were young, an older lady taught one of them how to weave on a homemade loom. The base was made of wood and had small nails on top; the yarn was wrapped around the nails to make things like hot pads. I think there is still one in the closet in a hexagon shape. I never learned to use it but she might still remember; maybe I should resurrect it. 🙂
I love the handmade looms and it sounds like your daughter’s loom is a nice one. My Bff introduced me to the fun of knitting looms last year. My first loom I bought is a Martha Stewart loom set that can be used as loom or for weaving. I really enjoy weaving and have made a few things. I plan to post about about the weaving sometime soon. You may enjoy looming or weaving. Let me know if you give it a try. 🙂
I have a couple items stashed away that I hope to use–needle-felting tools and I can’t even think what the other is called right this minute, but my yarn was too thick for it to work properly.
I hope you’ll post about needle felting. I’ve never done that craft. There’s some wonderful art that comes from needle felting and beautiful accessories too. I think it’d be a fun craft to learn. 🙂
I’ve held onto my Gran’s very old embroidery magazines, full of twee designs of crinoline ladies and parasols!, But now I flick through them and realise that twee has become vintage and I might be using the transfers to create something new!!
I just adore the crinoline ladies and parasol designs. They’re charming. I hope you’ll post some of your creations with the lady transfers. I know they’ll be lovely.
Forgive me for asking but what’s Twee? I ran a search but only pulled up furniture and such.
I don’t remember hearing Twee before or I’ve forgotten. I hope you’ll share what it is sometime. 🙂