Monday

Fisher-Price Loom


by Phoebe About 25 years ago, Fisher-Price toy company sold a very nice child's loom. This particular one belonged to my mother when she was a girl in the 1980's, and although it was packed away and mostly neglected in Grandma's attic for 15 years or so, it is enjoying a second life in the crafty hands of Sister, who has spent quite a bit of time weaving this winter. It is a rigid heddle loom and the weaving set came with a handheld comb and a trio of shuttles. It is just the right size to make a place mat or a purse, and warping the loom is very simple as the loom is marked with the letters of the alphabet for the thread placement. This week Sister made a striped wool blanket, and I feel very warm and cozy when I snuggle up under it. Has anyone else out there used this loom?

14 comments:

  1. Hi! I used to have this same loom when I was a kid. Unfortunately, my mom did not pack mine away for me, and now I'm looking for something similiar to get my 5 (almost 6) year old daughter. She is interested in knitting/crocheting and all things crafty, and I think she would really like a weaving loom, but I've yet to find anything that seems as kid friendly as the old one from fisher price!

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  2. This really is a neat loom. Once in a while you can find a good one for a fair price on eBay... otherwise, it is a step up, but the Cricket Loom from Schacht is rather easy for children to use, too. We have really enjoyed ours a lot.

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  3. Hi! I have just discovered this item in a box of things my Mom had of mine ! I know my girls 7 & 8 will love it. I put it together . I don't remember how it works ! Do you have the instruction manual ?
    Thanks
    Tara

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  4. I am sorry to say I don't have the manual, but I am wondering if I should write a tutorial blog post on how to set it up and get started? It is such a great little loom!

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    1. hello, just wondering if you did create a tutorial for this loom. If you would you please direct me to it. I have had this loom for years and would like to use it.

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    2. It is on my to-do list! I am still thinking of the best way to do it, but I am planning to start with just the pieces unassembled and move through all the steps to getting it warped and starting to weave. Thanks for asking!

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    3. I, too, could use a manual. I have a Loom that is intact with parts but no instruction manual.

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    4. Hi Mary, The setup tutorial is posted here if you would like to take a look at it! http://www.slatefallspressbooks.com/2012/10/fisher-price-loom-set-up.html

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  5. My parents got me one of these when I was little and I LOVED it. One of my fondest memories of toys! I made so many awesome things with it.

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  6. That is wonderful! I enjoyed this so much as a child, too! Wish I still had some of the things I wove on it, though!

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  7. I have the tutorial up now!

    http://www.slatefallspressbooks.com/2012/10/fisher-price-loom-set-up.html

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  8. I have to say it was my favorite gift ever. I have been looking for one for YEARS! I know my girls would love it now.

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    1. I have ours right here in my studio. I really like the Cricket Loom, as a "grown up" version of the Fisher Price one!

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