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Variables in projects made on looms

Hello Loomers,

I hope everyone is enjoying the end of a school season and looking forward to family reunions and vacations all summer.  You can loom in the summer too, watch for fun projects in our news letters.

Over the years I occasionally have gotten emails from a client who made a hat on a loom and wrote me to say  “IT DIDN”T FIT ME! and I am very upset!”

Loom knitting is only an exact science if it is being done by one person, with the exact same yarn and same stitch done everytime.  Even then it can vary a little bit.

Loom knitting is a Variable sport.  It is Unique and fun and the loom sizes are averages not specifics.  We remind people that if the first hat didn’t work, give it as a gift to someone, and try it again with a different yarn or a different wrap.  Make swatches, keep notes for what you each like best when looming.  Share your ideas and findings.

I want to clarify again, in case some of you haven’t had this explained.

Adult Large looms fit most large headed men and make great cowels and shawls.

Adult Regular looms fit most men and larger headed women or if you like a loose fitted hat

Adult Small looms fit most women and teenager youth.

MOST means NOT EVERYONE.  The universal looms with the wedges let you tweek sizes a little easier to find your best size, but if you change the yarn or the wrap your project will change a bit.

Don’t give up, keep experimenting, that is what is so awesome about loom knitting, You get unique and wonderful projects everytime.

Thank you for those of you that love our looms.

We are blessed to know you and share our looms around the world.

Cindy

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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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Thank you customers!!

We are finally caught up and not backordered on any items. Thank you for your patience as we waited for our Adult Large Hats and combos to come in.  We had 85 orders come in during the last 8 days.  It has been a bit of a whirl wind. But we are so happy that you as customers like our product and are telling your friends about CinDWood Crafts.  Thank you to those who are participating in the Loom A-long. We are so happy that our looms are being used for such a worth while project.  We plan on having an amazing 2015 and most of it will be thanks to our loyal customers!!

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Backordered Items

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Our Sale for December was SOOO successful that we sold out of a few of our items and they will be backordered until at least January 9, 2015. Our loom cutting shop is closed until January 5, 2015 so we can not get more cut until after that and it takes a few days for them to catch up on orders after their 2 week break.  If you order backordered items we will send them as soon as possible. Because we are low on quite a few of our looms right now, it is possible that something you order will become backordered during the order process. If this occurs we will email you with options for either other looms that are similar, or the option of waiting for the backordered item. Thank you for your understanding.

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Christmas Break

Happy Holidays!!  CinDWood Crafts will be closed for the Holidays from December 23-December 28. 2014 to spend time with family. Any orders made during that time will ship out on Monday, December 29, 2014.  Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday!!

Cindy Clyde

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BLACK FRIDAY SALE!!

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BLACK FRIDAY SALE!!
Beginning Friday Nov. 28, 2014 at 12:00 A.M. – Monday Dec 1, 2014 at 11:59 p.m.
60″ and 48″ UNIVERSAL S LOOMS will be on sale!
Save $10.00 on both 1/2″ and 5/8″ gauge
(Universal Looms comes with a universal wedge, pick, and knitting aid)
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Customer Review OF 48″ Universal 5/8″ gauge by Renee Van Hoy

 

 

Perfect Pegs, Perfect Gauge, Perfect Loom

It’s no secret, I adore CinDwood looms. I’ve been designing patterns using Cindy’s ½ inch gauge looms for five years, and they are my favorites. But, before I fell in love with the ½ inch CinDwood, I designed on the Purple Knifty Knitter Hat loom. Why? It wasn’t the usual ¾ inch gauge loom. It was a 5/8 inch, and that small change in gauge made all the difference. When Provo discontinued the loom, I, along with many other loom knitters, were very sad.             When CinDwood began making their hat looms in 5/8 inch gauge by special order, I ordered a set immediately. The wonderful design and pegs of a CinDwood loom and my beloved 5/8 inch gauge. What more could a loom knitter want?             Well, I can answer that question. The perfect loom. A CinDwood 48 inch Universal S Loom – in a 5/8 inch gauge. Loom knitter heaven.             Why? Well, let me count the ways. 1. Pegs. 254 of them if you are working on a single rake (single sided) project, and 82 pairs for a double rake (double sided) project. 2. Adjustability. The “slider peg” lets you adjust the size of the loom to any size you would like, so you have every size loom possible. You may even work on several projects at the same time on one loom. 3. Color. This amazing loom comes with the pegs in two colors, marking which pegs pairs are used when loom knitting a double rake item. Easy and clever! 4. Gauge. I adore the 5/8 inch gauge, but for this loom it is particularly nice. If you have any trouble with your hands and find working in the S shape a little tricky, the 5/8 inch gauge provides just a little more room, and makes working a large single rake item much easier than smaller gauges. 5. Pegs. CinDwood’s wonderful peg, with their smooth surface and wonderful tops let your yarn slide smoothly over the pegs without the loops falling off the top. 6. Yarn, yarn, yarn. On a 5/8 inch gauge you may use anything from a super bulky weight to a fingering weight yarn. The possibilities are endless. (I’ve even worked with lace weight.) 7. Size. The loom is compact and lightweight. The length is about 18 inches, and the width about 10 inches. It fits easily in your lap. If you have been trying out the Edmunds Stitch Master Stand, it also fits nicely on the stand. 8. Sturdy. The base and pegs on this loom are sturdy and will not bow or bend when you load it up with a heavy afghan. It is not going to break or pull out of shape with a heavy fabric on it.             There you have it. When we loom knitters talk about our perfect loom, we want adjustability, lots of pegs, sturdiness, a small size and a gauge that works with many yarns. I think the 48 inch 5/8 gauge Universal S loom fits that description.   Renee Van Hoy48 Universal .58

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Office closed July 20-26th

Hello to all you wonderful loomers!

Cindy is taking a break to help her son move to Seattle. The office will be closed the week of July 20-26th. You may still submit orders and her sister will monitor the site for them and fill the ones she is able to do. Large orders won’t ship until the 28th.

Cindy will still be available to answer urgent questions at 801-259-0379.

Happy Looming!

~Cindy~

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Customized Colored Pegs

Hello Loomers,  After multiple requests I have added a custom item of being able to customize your color of your pegs on your loom.  I have been using Blue or Purple pegs as marker pegs on my universal looms to help in the wrapping and then had a few clients ask if they could have a hat or scarf loom with just that color.  I will offer this as a customized charge because I won’t keep these on the shelf, but make them when the order comes in.  It will be a custom charge of $2 per loom that is the size of any hat or scarf and $5 charge per loom for afghan size. These are the only two colors I will offer at this time.  Look for the customize tab under OTHER ITEMS.

Cindy

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New updated pricelist

Hello fellow loomers, I get many questions about how many pegs are on each of looms so I have updated that information on each product line as well as on the pricelist.   If you want to see all of my looms offered, then just print the pdf file called order form 2014.

I had to make some price adjustments this year also because my supply costs went up 25% 2 years ago and I have not changed my loom prices or my shipping prices until now.  I hope that the quality of my looms and my continued attempts at great customer service will make it still worth your investment in them.  I am working on ways to get a better shipping contract with companies other than just USPS.  IF that occurs you will have other options listed on the website.  Right now USPS Priority has been the best speed and price.  I will post a note if I get the other deals to work out.

thanks you for your continued support of CinDWood Crafts