I suppose it was only a matter of time until my daughter discovered the craze for loom bands. It was one of the girls in her dance class that mentioned them to her a couple of weeks ago, since when we’ve been inundated with requests for bands and a loom.
It is a brilliant concept. A bit like crochet with the little hook and the loom makes it look a bit like the dolly knitting I did as a child. As she’s only 5, she needed a bit of help to get going and we made the first couple of bracelets without a loom. She’s now very proficient at this simple style and has made several bracelets for her friends at school.
So I’m now investigating different styles on You Tube. She would like to get the most out of using the loom and make a bag! She saw the dress that has been sold on e-bay and is very inspired for me to teach her how to make more things. I have managed to teach how to do the fishtail and she’s again doing very well with that.
I love the simplicity of the materials and equipment with this craft. The only problem for me is that I find it as addictive as she does and I don’t know where the time goes! I’ve stocked up her tub of bands ready for the summer holidays next week and now need to find some more instructions for her.
Any ideas or links to good tutorials would be gratefully received.