I recently came across a picture of a looped pot holder on Pinterest and just had to pin it. I used to love to make these pot holders and I remember Mom having a kitchen drawer full of them. So anyway, I was at Joann Fabrics the other day and the kids crafts were on sale. I saw this pot holder kit and the price on sale was around $4.00. Not bad for a little reminiscing pleasure.
Here's the kit. It came with the plastic loom, crochet hook, and the fabric loops. The loops seem to be made of a hosiery type of fabric, like sliced, colored stockings.
Here it is.....warped. I'm not sure if I can call it weft too since you don't use a continuous thread through the warped loops. Weft may just mean crosswise and not have to be continuous. Hmmmmm.... (Never mind if you aren't familiar with setting up a loom.)
And here's the finished pot holder. It came out about 4 1/2" square. (It really is square, even though it looks wonky.) It was really fun to make this and well worth the $4.00. The kit included enough loops to make two pot holders, but the quality of the loops varied greatly. I was unable to use the white ones at all because they were so thin and long. I actually made a pot holder using them and took it apart because it look pitiful.
It was fun to make a craft I used to make decades ago in grade school. I may have to pick up some more loops to make a few more. It's fun being a kid again!