#Crafters go loom-y or back to the 70s

Arm & finger knitting: 35 no-needle knits for the home and to wearWant to do something with loom bands?  Inspire your creativity with  100 pin loom squares by Florencia Campos Correa It’s a practical guide to combining yarns, colours, and weaving techniques to help you achieve exciting results. There’s 15 stylish projects from scarves and bags, to coasters and place mats. Or make a cute creature with rubber bands, a hook and a loom. You can hang them from a bag or sit them on your desk: Loopy loom rubber band animals: 25 fun designs for jewelry and accessories by Lucy Hopping

Go back to the 70’s with ….

 Tie dip dye by Pepa Martin and Karen Davis – 100 pin loom squaresSounds like a serious book. Dip dyeing, shibori, ombre and classic circles, this book contains all the essential skills you need to create contemporary textiles using simple techniques. Features step-by-step photographs and a pattern directory showing how to achieve a myriad of beautiful effects, alongside stunning projects for clothing and homewares.

 Arm & finger knitting: 35 no-needle knits for the home and to wear by Laura Strutt – If you like large-scale knits or you appreciate the bigger stitches and open texture you can achieve by knitting with your arms or fingers, then you will find plenty of inspiration in ‘Arm and Finger Knitting’. Breaking free from the constraints of normal needle sizes, Laura Strutt demonstrates how to do all the usual stitches and techniques using just your arms and hands, from plain garter stitch to moss stitch, increasing and decreasing, and knitting with two or more strands of yarn at a time.

 Beanies & bobble hats: 36 quick and stylish knitsBeanies & bobble hats: 36 quick and stylish knits by Fiona Goble –The results might be like David Beckham’s hats. Walk down any street and count the number of beanies and bobble hats you see – they are everywhere, and not just on cold winter days, but as a fashion statement to be worn throughout the year. Now Fiona Goble has designed 36 fun and fast-to-knit hats for you to make, for yourself or your friends