Steps to crafting success.

April 8, 2012 at 11:12 am (Uncategorized)

Step one: Buy the Lion Brand Martha Stewart Crafts Knit & Weave Loom Kit.

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Step two: Come up with some sort of cool pattern or project to do with it. Or in the parlance of the day, “hack” the loom. (Ok, am I the only person who has noticed that we’re slowly but surely replacing words that have a gentle, labor/skill-intensive connotation with them (like “artist” and “craftsperson”) with those that sound like they’ve been cut with an axe and just explode with exciting-ness (“maker” or “hack”)?)

This cannot be that hard to do. Looms have been around forever; there’s a million amazing things that have been made on looms. But do an image search on “martha stewart” “loom” and you picture after picture of scarves, potholders, and socks. Oh great, because it’s not like I can walk down the street and buy a perfectly good sock for $3; no, I need to spend ten hours painstakingly weaving myself a pair (not to mention $15 on yarn). How about we make stuff that actually reflects some originality and personality? Maybe?

Step three: Sell my amazing pattern/idea/”hack” back to the Martha Stewart/Lion Brand corporation. And then this will happen:

 

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