Martha Stewart Loom set

4-msloomMy blogging buddy Renee inspired this post. She mentioned that she didn’t know that Martha made looms.
It occurred to me that she may not be alone on that. I figure I should post some photos of my Martha Stewart loom set to show what I talk about so much in looming.

2-msloomHere’s all the pieces parts straight out of the case.

Pros:
You can weave or knit oodles of stuff in a lot of different sizes.

It’s fun to put together. (Brings back nostalgic memories of tinker toys. 😉 )

Lion Brand web site has info and patterns for the Martha Stewart looms.
Lion Brand – Martha Stewart  has a lots of videos on youtube on how to knit and weave with the looms.
The cast on and the bind off was tricky for me to learn at first, so I was thankful for the videos.

Aggrivations:

5-msloomsetThe Martha Stewart loom hook isn’t good quality and bends/breaks easily.
I do like the handle of the MS loom hook. I wish they’d put a little more time in the actual quality of the hook part.
Fortunately, I had ordered a Knifty Knitter loom hook and didn’t have to use the MS one for long. The MS hook wire was getting weak and would’ve broken in no time.
I now use a super sturdy loom hook that came with my Kb Afghan Loom, so I am good to go.

loomtapeSome of the pegs fit loose and I use painter’s tape to hold them in and some of the pegs fit so tight I carefully hammer them in.

3-msloomThere’s not a comfortable way to store the pegs in the plastic case of the loom set, oh I could put the pegs in bags and stuff them stuff in the back, but I don’t like that at all. So I bought a 6 pack of little waters that my Grandson happily helped empty. I soaked off the labels and use them to store my pegs in. The little bottles work like a charm.

1-msloomI must confess that all-in-all I really enjoy the loom set. In fact I enjoy it so much that I bought a second set. Well, it was on sale and I thought if I had a second set I could put the parts together with my first set and knit or weave some really big stuff. lol Also I can have more than one project going at once. I haven’t used my second set yet, but I have it if I ever take a hankering to use it. 😉

This is all for me at the moment.

I hope you all have a fabulous Friday
and a wonderful weekend.
🙂

3-spcbg

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8 thoughts on “Martha Stewart Loom set

    • Thanks Dianna
      The water bottles are really handy.
      Yep, I can’t resist a sale even if it’s for something I already have. lol
      I hope you have a happy weekend too.

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    • Hey Roma
      Up until last year I hadn’t heard much about looming, then my Bff introduced me to it. I was amazed at Looming being such a big industry. I see why it’s so popular. There’s all sort of cool things to make with it. So maybe you should answer that ‘call’ and give it a try. 🙂

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  1. I almost got one of these for my 10 yr. old granddaughter but wondered if it would be too challenging for her…what do you think? It would make a great gift.

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    • Hi Dar
      Welcome to my blog.
      It’s so great to see you here. I’ve really missed you.
      I think your granddaughter would enjoy the loom set. However, It may be easier for her to learn to loom on a Boye or Knifty Knitter round loom. If she finds she likes looming then she can move up to the Martha Stewart loom.
      My Bff has several grandchildren of different ages that loom. They use several different brands. She has a 10 year old grandson that has a Martha Stewart loom and he loves it. he makes all sorts of hats and things.
      There’s several charities that accept the hats and headbands and things that loomers, crocheters and knitters make. That may be something your granddaughter may be interested in doing.
      I got a little long-winded in my answer. Sorry about that. I just think it’s awesome you’re thinking about introducing your granddaughter to the craft of looming. 🙂
      Thanks for visiting and leaving me a happy comment.
      I hope you’ll visit again soon.
      (((hugs))) 🙂

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  2. I use my martha Stewart knit and weave kit to do a 13×13 square, I wonder if I should use more than 80 blue pegs? I need an answer please someone.
    Joan

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    • Hi Joan
      Welcome to my blog.
      I’m not sure about peg counts. In general, I use whatever peg count looks right to me for the project I’m making.
      If I’m going by an actual written pattern, I use whatever peg count it calls for.
      I’m sorry I can’t be of more help.
      Thanks for visiting.
      🙂

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