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Careful - Pin Loom is addicting

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Looking through grandma's yarn bag you may come across a vintage 1930 wooden pin loom. They haven't changed much over the years, except now it can be purchased in plastic as a "Zoom Loom". Don't have one? You can make your own with the do-it-yourself instructions, in 5 sizes from "Pin Loom Weaving" by Margaret Stump.

There are 40 different projects you can create from these squares and rectangles. The smallest loom 4" x 4" can fit in your hand. It only requires 7 1/2 yds of yarn to complete a square (think stash buster). You will find that you can weave seven different stitches plus plain weave.

Margaret has instructions for a "Tablet Case" and even has a pocket for a stylus. She has provided size options to customize your case. The "Yarn Bag" is a perfect holder for your loom and yarns. It would make a nice gift for a knitter or crocheter. This is only one of the several bags she will introduce you to. Her "Soft Bowl" will bring organization to any room, while adding a pop of color.

Does your family have a game night? Well you may want to start one. "Checkerboard Blanket" and "Parcheesi Blanket" are sure to become heirlooms. Now you will need to read up on how to play the games. Three dimensional farm animals can be created, along with a barn and house tote to carry them.

Coasters are a simple project to start with and make lovely hostess gifts. So gather up your hammer and nails and yarn stash and get to it. They are small enough to carry with you. But remember...it is addicting.

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