I pulled out one of my old Weave-Its and followed the instructions in the 1945 “Weave-It Weaves” booklet to weave the hourglass pattern. In this case, I used an off-white cotton for three sides and swapped to maroon for the third. Now I want to do weave all the patterns.
Category: Weave-It Loom
Inside the box, spotted and purchased at a flea market, was a Weave-It in a particularly mint box, a nearly-finished sweater (the Urbanite), crochet and cotton yarn, two wooden tubes filled with steel knitting needles, and a page from a 1949 Des Moines newspaper. There were also a few finished projects: baby booties and a mohair beret. This knitter liked fine work.
I can't walk away from something like this, a glimpse into a crafter's past life, even if it makes me sneeze.
What a cool present! My husband bought me an IPod Touch–just because–and I’ve been playing on it non-stop for the past three days. Once you get one of these little devices, however, you realize pretty quickly they need to be covered, so I brought out my box of finished Weave-It squares and stitched four together to create this little pouch. It’s not waterproof, but hopefully it will keep it safe while in my purse.
I hand-stitched two squares together on three sides, and then added another square directly on top of those two to create two openings: one for the IPod, one for headphones. A fourth square was stitched on the top edge to fold over and become the cover.
Because the screen gets smeared all the time, I tacked a screen cloth into the back for easy access. If I keep the IPod facing the screen cleaner, it actually keeps it pretty smudge-free.
I’m not happy with the button but it works for now. I love this little ITouch. And yes, I’m posting from it. (And if you’re curious, my husband took the photo from his and emailed it me.)
Have you seen this simple Weave-It loom idea made out of a book?
More information and templates here: http://craftsanity.com/2010/08/craftsanity-on-tv-making-weaving-looms-out-of-old-books/