The "magic" little looms
I've always felt a bit envious of those who can use the crochet
More specifically, for two reasons: the first one is that crochet is universal - you can practically work with everything and create shirts, covers, scarfs, caps and also the dresses for the dolls of our children- and the second is that crochet is very quick!
Even me -i must confess I've always been a real duffer- I've been able to create a wonderful scarf in a few days for my daughter while watching television.
Finally the crochet is now fashionable in dressing and furnitures: some months ago, when I was in the USA for Casa Cenina, the most beautiful haberdasheries and furniture shops showed all their cool big beds covered with crochet blankets, white or cream colored. A real joy for your eyes for its elegance and simplicity! The same goes with the crochet parts of shirts, tops, bags and so on... Crochet is especially fresh and good in summer!
So, what can you do if you (like me) are not experts of this technique which is antique and modern at the same time?
The solution is a magic loom in two versions: squared looms
and round loom
Of course, some of you know it already since you have requested it several times... But for those of you who do not know exactly what it is, I can tell you that it is a simple instrument on which you roll the thread chosen for your work -cotton, wool, chenille or other types of threads - and then, with a mattress needle, by making a simple passage of the same thread you obtain -magically and in a few minutes- a little tile identical to those made by crochet and then, united together, they form some unforgettable covers like those of our grandmothers', scarfs, accessories or even the doilies for bonbonnières!
I think I have whetted enough your curiosity, but since the images are usually cleared than words, here is the YouTube link
where it is possible to check the simplicity of this genial instrument and the wonderful creations that you can obtain in a short time work.
Enjoy the crochet and... please send me your comments!
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