This year, when you do your grocery shopping for the holidays, make sure to get some extra kitchen twine. Together with the Original TURTLE Loom R it may serve as a holiday emergency kit …
Weave up a stack of hexagons on your Original TURTLE loom (R – regular sett). Each hexagon requires about 6 yards of twine. Remember to weave loosely, since the twine has not stretch.
Now you will be prepared to:
Have some coasters for the beer.
Just weave single hexagons and weave in the ends. Done!
Have a basket for the dinner mints.
You will need three hexagons. Follow the instructions for the Easy Tassel Basket but skip the crochet border, and tie the flaps with simple single-string bows.
Battle the gravy spills.
Sew four hexagons together to make a puzzle block. Instructions can be found in this video.
Have a welcoming restroom.
Use single hexagons for make-up pads or wipes, offer four-hexagon puzzle blocks as guest towels.
Keep the kids busy with a bean bag toss.
Sew two hexagons together. Before closing the sides completely, fill the pouch with a handful of beans. Use any basket or bucket as target. (Idea from Paint Drop Toss Game)
Tip: Decorate the hexagons.
Optionally, you can decorate any of the projects with washable markers … another way to keep kids of all ages entertained while waiting for the meal.
Using dotting motions to apply the colors works well.
Do the dishes.
Seven hexagons make a nice flower dishcloth! Instructions for making a flower dishcloth can be found here.
Of course, you can still use the twine to tie the turkey or the roast! Most of all: Stay calm and weave on.
Have a happy and safe holiday season!
All supplies and props – except for the loom of course – were obtained at a HEB grocery store.