Who wants to make a potholder?!? Everybody say "Heyyay!" I couldn't wait to show you these as they were flying off the loom. I was talking to a friend about making them at a concert Saturday night---actually more like yelling. Nothing says die hard crafty like recollecting and discussing making potholders over a couple beers at a concert, does it? We laughed because we both agreed as kids weaving potholders seemed somewhat difficult. But now, I can crank 5 out in a couple of hours (maybe less time even).
Check out Pepperell Braiding Co.'s "Loom and Loopers" kit. I saw it at Hobby Lobby this weekend also. Everyone I've shown or mentioned the ol' woven potholders to grins and usually has a story to follow. It's a tried and true craft. My friend, Charley shared a great memory of making them as a kid over on my Facebook page.
At first I fussed and strategized over what loop to put next to the last. For real?!? It's a potholder, Candice. Sometimes I take myself a little too seriously. By the end I was, grabbing, pulling and stretching them across.
Next thing you know you are finishing the ends! There are really clear instructions on the back of the box which I needed. For some reason, I just could not remember which direction to go. I get lost....a lot.