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Monday, August 30, 2004

Speed Weve

Speed Weve
Originally uploaded by a1scrapmetal.
It has been such a damp and dismal day today that I have been forced to add another picture to my Blog.
A rather unusual find that was spotted amongst all the bric-a-brac at Lady Heynes Craft Centre(she wasn't at home).
The Speed weve has no instructions with it says it is ...
"Lancashire's Smallest Loom"
The bar at the top pushes back and forth making the 10 hooks turn one way then the other...
The metal mechanical top is not attatched to the wooden disc.
Has anyone ever used one of these?
It is model No.1 ans cost 5 bob.


Blogger michael said...

Yes, i used one once to knit the worlds smallest doily. It measured 2cm in diameter and I keep my contact lens on it filled with water incase my pet gnat wants a drink in the night.

Just kiddin'!

30 August, 2004  
Blogger Syl said...

I think every gnome owns one to make those little hats. But Michael is very generous to provide so well for his pets.

30 August, 2004  
Blogger Roger Stevens said...

If I had a loom like that I'd use it to make a winter coat for my pet weevil.

30 August, 2004  
Blogger michael said...

I'm considering borrowing this tiny weaving loom to makea tiny mat for my spider to wipe his feet on before he scuttles out onto the draining board to scare Archie.

31 August, 2004  
Blogger Richard said...

we jsut got one with instructions if you like we could scan them

22 June, 2007  
Blogger wastedpapiers said...

HAzel said..yes please Richard...

23 June, 2007  
Blogger wusscat said...

I have just unearthed one of these in my much neglected sewing and scraps box, probably from my foraging days in Brighton. Also minus instructions, so would love a copy if possible.

20 August, 2007  
Blogger googling jude said...

I would love a copy of the instructions please. I have found one of these in an old tin. No-one remembers how to use it.

13 February, 2008  
Blogger saoriweaver said...

I too, would love a copy of any instructions as I have just received one of these at a fibre swap meet. Very intriguing...

13 November, 2008  
Blogger jakthelad said...

I would like to buy one if there is one out there.

23 October, 2009  
Blogger Philip said...

I used to darn my Dads' hand knitted socks using this little machine. It was used to weave little patches over the hole in the sock.

29 March, 2010  
Blogger JB said...

please... can anyone tell me where i can buy a spped weve. thank you so much

14 September, 2010  
Blogger Linda said...

I have one with the instructions printed on the back of the box in my shop SPINEHOGKNITTABLES at Zibbet!

20 March, 2011  
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20 March, 2011  
Blogger Yvonne Suffern said...

I just found one of these little gems at a local second hand store....the bar for moving the hooks is missing & no instructions....this one is a Model
2 - 3/6...would love instructions if possible please

23 July, 2014  

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