Recently, the local thrift store has been quite kind to me. On the past few trips there, I have walked out with some great crafting supplies. Rummaging through the bins marked, “CRAFT” or “YARN”, I almost always come home with a score. A while back I had picked up a small metal loom set called the “Speed-O-Weave Twin”. Included was an oblong loom and a small square loom for whipping up some sassy 1960’s inspired decor. I was giddy with delight, even though I was fairly certain I wouldn’t be dressing up my buffet or vanity with the finished product. Heck, I didn’t even know if I would ever use the thing, but for $2, I could hardly refuse.
A short time after that little purchase, I found myself another loom set. It was sitting in the bottom of the bin just waiting for me to discover it. Tucked inside the box was ANOTHER mini little loom, the cutest darn thing I have ever seen. Two Weave-It looms for $1.50. How could I resist? I felt as if crafting karma was being very kind to me and the fact that I found two vintage loom sets on two separate occasions made me believe that it was time to start weaving!
But wait, there’s more. Last week I went to the same store during their half price sale and what did I find? A giant bag of jersey loops AND two vintage flower looms in the original packaging. Total price for all three items…$2.50. I also got some interfacing and a couple yards of cute fabric too, but that’s for a different project.
So, feeling like the coolest thrifty crafter around (just kidding…I’m not really that cool), I ripped into those jersey loops with such glee. Levi was so excited to play with them and he helped me get the warp of the weave started. After that he just want to shoot them around like rubber bands, and that was fun too. I wove up two little potholders in an afternoon and felt like drinking lemonade and watching the Brady Bunch when I was done. For this project I used a loom that I already had, but I have plans up my sleeve for those little vintage gems…the holidays will be upon us sooner than we think, after all.