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Few years ago I see somewhere one of this ''stick-loom'', and I decided to make one. They are usually made with super colorful thread, but I decided to make it with leather.

They are easy and fun to make, good like a kraft for kid too.

My husband told me they are called hippie-loom, and I can totally see why!

Step 1: WHAT YOU NEED

You need:

-an Y shaped stick;

-scrap leather (or thread);

-linen cord;

-scissors;

-a piece of cardboard;

-drill.

Step 2: DRILL HOLES

Drill many holes all the way on the branched part of the stick.

Step 3: PLACE THE CORD

Now you have to form the loom.

Starting on one bottom side of the stick, and arriving to the top part, insert the cord in very holes, going from the left to the right and vice versa.

When you are done tie the string to the stick with many loop.

Step 4: CUT THE LEATHER

Make many strings with the leather. You need to take a round left over piece and start cutting it from one edge, doing a spiral (see photo).

Or just choose different color of thread that you like (or fabric strip, cord…anythings you want).

Step 5: MAKE a REEL

Wrap the leather string around a piece of cardboard, so it will be easier to insert in the loom.

Step 6: START THE WORK

Knot the leather strip to the top left side of the loom. Than pass the thread under and upper the linen cord, just like a real loom, going up and down as you reach the edges (see photo).

Step 7: CHANGE COLOR

When the string is finished, just tie it to the next piece (change color), and keep weaving.

Make sure the knot stay under, so it will not be noticeable when the work is finished.

Keep going until you use all the space.

Step 8: FINISH THE WORK

When all the loom is completed just tie the string on the edge.

Add a cord in the middle if you like to hang it, and may be some beads.

Step 9: DONE

You are done! Easy and fun!

<p>Thanks, this is pretty neat! I have to do this now.... :)</p>
<p>Interesting</p>
<p>I am a nanny, this would be a fun craft to do with the kids! Thanks for sharing.....</p>
Love this! I will try making one!
<p>If you do tell me how it come out!</p>
<p>Looks really beautiful, but what the ... is it used for?!</p>
<p>Just like home/garden decor, like a dreamcatcher or something...</p>
<p>a FAN!</p>
<p>That is really neat and cute. I might try it later. We think that if you didn't want to tie the end lace off to the stick, you could either back lace it through the design or along the stick.</p>
<p>Yes that true, I didn't tough about, it will actually look way better.</p><p>I just saw you leather basket! It look too cool, I never see one made like that before.</p>

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