Do you remember cotton reel knitting? A cotton reel, four nails and some wool or event Knitting Nancy?
photo 3 - Knitting Nancy 1970's Box
Photo 4 - Knitting Nancy
I looked on Google for some images wondering if I might see one like the one I had as a child. The box in picture 3, that was the one I had.
I loved the simplicity of the Knitting Nancy and it was a great entry point to crochet, theatre crafts and model making I went on to as a 'Creative'.
I contemplated revisiting my inner child, but could never quite get past the eco horror of the rubber loom band's legacy being perpetrated on archaeology!
How sustainable is that my mind yelled.
At Christmas I bought the young princesses (Ella and Molly) in my life loom band kits to accompany the rest of the loom banding paraphernalia they are so fond of.
Photo 1 - Loom Bands
Photo 2 - Rainbow Loom box set
For the uninitiated loom bands are little rubber bands of different colours. These are interwoven in a crazy daisy-chain-like way to create bracelets and when layered, all sorts of items.
Yes, even a dress which sold on eBay for £170,100.00 + £7.00 P+P!
If only they were biodegradable, but... rubber and plastic? Either choice, hardly provide comfort on the skin. I am very tactile in my crafting.
This is what got me thinking about the cotton reel knitting craze. So when I went to The Range with my Christmas money I found the perfect get me going craft activity.... next post!