Wednesday, May 03, 2006
Almost the first day I got the book, I started working from it using yarns from the stash! I made the 2 dishcloths ... which are soooo lovely:
They made the not-much-loved chore a more pleasant one!
Now the question. I have been dying to get those potholder loops as seen in the book. However, it seems that I couldn't find them anywhere. Can anyone tell me where I can find these in California? I've been to Jo-Ann and Beverley but couldn't see any. Which section of the stores should I look? I'd love to make those colourful rugs from the book. Thanks a lot.
This place has cotton and wool loops: http://www.woolery.com/Pages/smlooms.html
Both have a bunch of colors.
I just googled "pot Holder Loom" and a bunch of sites came up with the loom and the supplies. If these are indeed what you are asking about!
The Harrisville loops are the Cadillac of loops, and they're just great. They make them especially for weaving on potholder looms, so they're never too short as happens with the loops that are made from the actual leftovers of sock manufacturing. But Harrisville's are more expensive. For rug making, I think any cotton loops work well, because it doesn't matter whether the loops are small or large.
Cotton or wool? We used the cotton ones for the potholder loop rug that's featured in the book. But the wool ones are really spongy and nice. I didn't wash that rug, though, so I don't know what happens when it's time to clean a wool potholder loop rug.