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Welcome

Wish you were “Craftier“? Need a great service project for school or church?
Wish you could crochet or knit straight and have a cool, perfect project every time?

A KNITTING LOOM by CinDWood Crafts is just the thing! Our looms are made of strong MDF board for strength and smoothness (no slivers), and Nylon pegs so no snags on your yarn. Make hats, scarves, slippers, mittens and so much more. Look inside our page and see some of our creations. It’s as simple as WRAP yarn, KNIT with a pick, Take off loom, and CINCH it closed. Anyone from 5-95 can do this. CinDWood Crafts offers one of the largest assortments of sizes and offers discounts for groups who purchase for making projects for humanitarian donation. Browse around and enjoy your visit here.

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Summer Service Project: I was a stranger – Mongolian Youth Hat/ Cowl project

mongolia youth

SUMMER SERVICE OPPORTUNITY! My husband and I served in the United States Peace Corps in Mongolia from 2003-2005.   We lived in a “ger” and for two years we had no running water, a wood burning stove for heat and limited electricity for just a few hours every other night.  We taught English at the local schools and worked with the teachers to improve their teaching.

Winters in Mongolia are very long and cold reaching temperatures of -40 degrees Fahrenheit. I wore long underwear from Oct 1-June 1 both years, adding more and more layers the colder it got. Any part of your face (cheeks, ears, nose) that were not covered when you went outside could be frost bit.  Hat, scarves and cowls were essential to staying warm and protecting yourself from the winter hazards.

Sadly, there are many youth and children in Mongolia that are impoverished and even homeless and suffer cruelly from the cold. Our Summer Service Project provides an opportunity for American loomers, especially youth and teens, to provide an essential gift for these wonderful Mongolian youth by making a scarf, cowl, or hat and sending them to us, at CinDWood Crafts and Premium Knitting Looms, to be mailed to my contacts in Mongolia for distribution to needy families.

We will be collecting hats and scarf/cowl sets between May 1, 2016 and Sept 1, 2016.
Mail your contribution to: CinDWood Crafts, Attn: Summer Service, 2305 Ranch Road, Eagle Mountain, UT  84005 United States.
Our goal is to encourage our wonderful looming community to create 150 sets of hats/scarves to send to Mongolia.  This would be a great service project for youth groups at summer camp! Contact us for large quantity pricing.

50 will go to Murun (the town we lived in) 50 to Darkhan (where we trained) and 50 more sets to UlaanBaatar (the capital city of Mongolia) for distribution to needy youth and children.

We have created Summer Service Kits in 3/4″ and 5/8″ gauges
which will come with a loom for making a hat, cowl/scarf and a skein of yarn and some basic knit/purl patterns. The skein will make one 50 yard youth hat and one 50 yard youth cowl or scarf to make patterns that need more yarn you may order an extra skein.

Feel free to use yarn and looms you already have. Anyone is invited to participate. But we thought with summer coming up, this might be a great way to get your teenagers and children involved in loom knitting with a purpose while they are out of school.

*** Remember there are NO WASHING MACHINES, everything must be hand washed, so yarn used should be durable. Also darker colors are preferable to hide dirt and dust.***
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Loom Knitting Bags for Pre-Order March 25- April 5, 2016

CinDWood Messenger Loom Knitting Bag

Messenger Keep Calm2016-03-25 13.23.25 Messenger Looming Queen

Fits looms up to large adult round, or 15″ universal hat/scarf panel loom + yarn and tools

Available for pre-order March 24,2016-April 5, 2016 – $27.99 (reg 32.99) 

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CinDWood Large Tote Loom Knitting  Bag

Tote Keep Calm                2016-03-25 13.25.09                   Tote Loom-a-holic

Fits all our smaller looms as well as the Small Round Afghan, Universal s loom 36″, and Universal S Loom 48″

Available for Pre-Order March 24,2016- April 5, 2016 $16.99 (reg. 19.99)

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CHANGES

Hello Loomers! You may be noticing some differences within our website. In order to improve your search for the right loom, as well as to better keep track of our stock, we are implementing a major changeover!

Looms will now be organized first under gauge, then peg number, then size. 

Example:

new style example

This is a work in progress that will be completed by St. Patrick’s Day, so if you have trouble finding the right loom, please email us at [email protected]

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Fine Gauge Pink Pegs

We are out of our small gauge pink pegs but will be getting more on Wednesday March 2, 2016.  So instead of putting all the fine gauge pink out of stock, we are just letting people know that if you order a fine gauge pink loom the next couple days, it will not ship until Friday.

Kristy Hunter

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New Glue we are Trying

Announcement:

We had a woodworking shop recommend a new clearer glue for us to use. We just started using it and you will notice that you may receive some looms with the yellowish Titebond Woodglue we have used for 13 years and some with the new clearer white glue.  According to the woodworking shop this glue should hold stronger and should not need as much around the pegs as the other glue we used.  It also dries clearer which is less noticeable. We have been testing them here, but that is before being shipped all over the country, and sitting in cold boxes on the porch etc… so we don’t know how this new glue will work once they are arriving for your projects.

If you have any feedback positive or negative about the new glue please send it to us DIRECTLY by EMAIL at [email protected]

subject: GLUE.

We would prefer this to being contacted via Facebook about it.  Thanks everyone!! HAPPY 2016

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NEW PRE-ORDER Small Adult Fine Gauge 2pc. Winter Combo

3/8" & 1/2" 2pc Winter Combo

PRE-ORDER INSTRUCTIONS

These New Small Adult Fine Gauge 2pc. Combos in Winter Blue are available for PRE-ORDER from January 1,2016- January 31,2016 in 2 gauges.

3/8″ Gauge – Adult Small/Youth Large Hat  72 pegs,  Small Adult Glove Loom – 36 pegs

1/4″ Gauge – Adult Small/Youth Large Hat – 110 pegs, Small Adult Glove Loom – 50 pegs

(Small loom is also great for youth or child size socks)

When pre-ordered these 2 piece combos will ship after FEBRUARY 1, 2016 and before FEBRUARY 14, 2016.  They will be shipped according to order date.

To Pre-order: 1. Choose the gauge you would like below 2. ADD ITEM TO CART.

It will say that this item is BACKORDERED. This is correct!! Proceed to checkout and purchase as usual.

Your order will be moved to ON HOLD until shipping time February 1,2016.

*****IF YOU ORDER ANY OTHER ITEMS WITH YOUR PRE-ORDER,  THEY WILL NOT SHIP UNTIL THE PRE-ORDER COMBO SHIPS IN FEBRUARY***********

********DO NOT ORDER ePATTERNS with Pre-Orders you will not get the downloads until FEBRUARY if you do**********

 

 

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Custom Fine Gauge Loom Requests

Due to the many requests for various looms to be adapted to fine gauge, we are currently not accepting any custom orders for fine gauge looms. We will be releasing more fine gauge looms through out 2016.  We will be using our facebook page and  I Love CinDWood Looms facebook group to poll our customers about what looms would be most popular in these new gauges and in what order we should release them. We will be releasing 1 new fine gauge at a time through out the next year. We will keep customers posted via facebook, newsletter, our blog and website about what is coming.  We will be offering pre-orders on the next available loom. More information will be available in the November Newsletter.

Cindy

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Pink Pegs

During the next week we will be adding pink loom option to the website under each loom. These have to be added individually. But they will be marked OUT OF STOCK until October 1,2015 when we officially begin selling pink looms and start our fundraiser. Spread the word and share this video about the October pink peg fundraiser

 

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Shipping Schedule

As you know we are a small family run home business.  We do not work on the weekend because we focus on our families during that time.  We currently ship orders out orders on MWF.  M-F we have people filling the looms for orders made.  Since adding so many colors and variety’s we  don’t always have the exact color and shape of a current order on the shelf ready to be sent.  So we have to fill them after the order comes in. Because of the current occasional issue of pegs popping out, we have decided to let looms that had to have pegs glued in that day, sit over night to completely dry and then package them to see if that would help solve that issue.  Because of this, if you order your loom on  the weekend and it is not one that is already filled on the shelf. It will get pulled on Monday and filled, dry on Tuesday, and be shipped on Wednesday. That still stays within our current shipping policy which is 3-4 business days.   Priority mail will take 2-3 business days from the day we ship to arrive within the U.S. and you should receive a tracking notice that your items have been shipped.  We hope this clarifies any question on our shipping schedule.  If you have any other questions about this. Please contact us personally at: [email protected].com

Thank you for being wonderful customers!!

Cindy & Kristy

CinDWood Looms

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Popping Pegs

I would like to discuss in this post the glue we use and why. For 12 years Cindy has been using Titebond Premium Wood Glue to glue the pegs into the looms.  We try to have enough glue to seal around the peg but not too much so it looks globby.  We dip each peg in glue and then hammer it into the hole.  We can not use gorilla glue, or super glue due to the fact Cindy has severe asthma and is allergic to these glues.  Though wood glue does not melt the plastic the way the other glues do to make them adhere, we have always had success using the wood glue.  With regular use the pegs should stay in place for a good long time, but if your loom gets dropped, wet, superhot, etc.. the bond may break between the glue and the peg and it could come out.  Also if you wiggle the pegs back and forth you will indeed break the bond and they will eventually come out.

You can easily fix your loom by applying another drop of wood glue,super glue, gorilla glue, or e6000 craft glue and then letting it dry for 24-48 hours.  We try to make a very high quality product. Each peg is hand glued…(NOT BY MACHINE) so at times there may be a few pegs that did not get quite enough glue.  So if a peg pops out feel free to re-glue it with whichever glue you prefer and then keep looming.  We do not profess to have an indestructible product, but we are working hard to try and have them be very sturdy and usable.

We have some customers that prefer to have their looms sent without the pegs glued in so that when they arrive with the empty looms and different color pegs in baggies they can put them in certain peg designs for patterns and either glue them in themselves (with their preference of glue), or just keep them loose so they can change the peg patterns when they want.  If anyone one would prefer their looms sent this way you may request by email or in the notes section of your order.

If at any time you have a concern about your loom, please contact us by phone or email and we would be happy to assist you.

Sincerely,

The CinDWood Crafts Team