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Simple String Bag on Homemade Knitting Loom

As believers in using what you have on hand first, Rose and Erin have created this homespun knitting loom as an adaptable, versatile, and more environmentally friendly version of the typical store-bought plastic versions.

Using classic wooden laundry pegs, an inexpensive embroidery hoop (or cardboard box), and an array of available string or yarn, we will walk folks through the basics of knitting on a loom to create a beautiful open-net bag. In addition to making string bags, we'll provide guidance on how to modify the loom and fiber to create other useful objects such as bulky winter hats, structured bind wire baskets, a flower frog, and even pom-poms.

Date + Time
Thursday, May 16th, 2024, 2 – 4:30 pm ET

Virtual Class: $45

Zoom, access link will be sent out the day before class.


This workshop will be recorded. A link to the recording will be emailed to all registrants following the live session and available for one month.

Materials Needed

  • 9-inch Embroidery Hoop (inner circle without the tightening screw)
  • 18-20 round wooden clothespins
  • 120 yards of polished hemp string or any string or yarn of their choice

PRE-ORDER! Making Things by Rose Pearlman & Erin Boyle 

Rose and Erin met in 2018 and immediately struck up a friendship, united by a reverence for everyday objects. Their approach towards craft reflects a shared commitment to sustainability and accessibility – as they write in the introduction to their new book Making Things, “Craft can be exquisite and exacting, the result of formal training and years of practice, but it can also be experimental and messy and not quite perfect.”

Making Things features 100 projects designed to bring a sense of playfulness and flair to the quotidian, with step-by-step guides to creating clay incense burners, boxes made from discarded magazines, sewn cardboard toys and more. Pre-order your copy, by selecting "Virtual Workshop and Book" from the dropdown menu, or pre-order just the book here

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