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Monday, 14 July 2014

Getting Creative With The Latest Loom Bands Craze

We don't normally follow fads and fazes as our thing is traditional but this latest craze to sweep the school yard is something we're interested in. Letting children get creative is something that has to be encouraged so we have a range of loom bands in stock.

Loom band sets seem to just tell you how to make a basic bracelet so below I show you how to make a fishtail bracelet.

Step 1. Take your first band and place it over two pegs (or two fingers if you don't have a board) in a figure of eight shape so that the band crosses over in the middle.

Step 2. Add another two bands above but do not cross these over.

Step 3. Hook up the bottom band on one side and bring it over the other bands to rest on top of them.

Step 4. Do this on the other side as well.

Step 5. Add a new band to the top.

Step 6. Bring up the bottom band on each side again before adding another new band to the top.

Step 7. Repeat steps 5 & 6 until your bracelet is the length you need.

Step 8. Gently remove the bracelet from the prongs leaving the two bands still on the loom behind.

Step 9. Fasten the two sides together with a clasp.

Now you've mastered the fishtail bracelet you can go on to do the inverted fishtail as it starts off the same.

Start a fishtail bracelet off down to step 6 as above and then you can move on to doing the inverted stitch. Pull the bottom band under the middle band and then up over the top band to the middle.

Do this on both sides before adding a new band and repeating.  Once you have done this to the length of bracelet you require finish with a normal fishtail stitch or two and add clasp.

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