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The Nelly Bee Loom Weaving Designs Vol III
The Nelly Bee Loom Weaving Designs Vol III Author:Nell E. Boyer Vintage potholder loom pattern book from 1945. Has instructions for making several types of rugs, blankets, dolls, with your pot holder loom, as well as a wonderful page of 6 fun moire-effect patterns not commonly seen, with detailed directions for each one. The book is for a regular potholder loom with the loops, or the back cover shows how t... more »o use plain yarn with the loom instead of loops. Has a wonderful photo of "St. Elizabeth's Day Nursery, Chicago" showing a table of girls all learning in their "Nelly Bee Weaving Class". It also shows a clever way to make a complete potholder half or even quarter-size (and then you can make a belt with them). Creative ideas for purses, hats, stuffed animals, chair seats. Thirty-two pages of retro crafting - a real blast from the past.« less
Fun little book of ideas. The little looms that Martha Stewart sells could be used for these patterns. I like the old fashioned language, like when it shows a picture of it's pattern for a "bed jacket" or calls the shawl and hood a "Carriage Set" . I imagine when this was published people could still ride places in a carriage with a real horse. Cute little baby clothes, booties and baby blanket set looks like things my mom made. The Dinah loop Mammy doll looks sort of like the Americana collectibles.