OK, so here's the back story. Last weekend on our way to a beer can collectors swap event (don't even ask) I had to pass one of my favorite wool/knit shops. (Natural Stitches, near Bakery Square in East Liberty, a section of the city of Pittsburgh) While drooling and acting like a rube over the stunningly beautiful yarns Husband was cruising the back of the store. There were spinning wheels of every size and nature that were not on my radar and lo and behold, these cute little looms! Did you have one as a child? I did and made a million or so potholders. The looms come in this large 10 inch size and a smaller size, 6 inches I think. Husband was instantly in love when he saw the little flag in the lower right corner, Made in America. Even if I didn't want it I would have to get it because if it is made here he buys it, want it or not. (again, don't ask...and he calls me a hoarder!)
photo from a prior visit, the spinning wheels.
- These things used to be inexpensive, if I calculated correctly each potholder should cost about $22.00!
- Most husbands attempt to reign in the wives when shopping for wool yarns and fabric. Not my guy. I have to reign him in!
- The Pennsylvania Basket Company is based out of Western Pa. They attend several large Craft Shows, I usually attend The Shaker Woods Festival in Colombiana, Ohio. It is held in August. Three weekends of great quality crafts. This is a juried show in the heat of the Summer, In Ohio. Dress light, bring water, study the maps. It is large.
- Natural Stitches website is currently under construction but this link will take you there. The wall of wonder!!!