With this American-made kit, children can make potholders with 100-percent cotton loops custom made to fit sturdy metal Harrisville looms. The kit comes complete with materials in fresh, bright and vivid colors, and instructions for making six different potholders. Awards: Dr. Toy 100 Best Children's Product Gold Award; Oppenheim Best Toy Award; ASTRA Best Toy Award Finalist
Made of 100 percent pure virgin wool dyed and spun in the USA., the Fiesta Scarf Kit is designed to introduce to children the joys of knitting. Children will be delighted as they watch the brightly colored wool yarn change color as the scarf progresses. Launch date: June 2007.
Kids can make colorful potholders for home, as gifts or to sell as a fund-raiser for school, church or a club. Potholder looms are one of those wonderful old-fashioned inventions still popular and useful today. The project is fun and easy to do for all ages. Cons: Colors are not vibrant; loops fray easily which makes finishing the edges especially difficult. — Owner Bob Breneman listed traditional craft kits in sixth place for best-sellers at G. Willikers in Portsmouth, N.H. In particular, Harrisville Designs’ traditional Pot Holder Loom kits sell well. — In late Spring 2011, Michelle Bears, owner of The Toy Store in Highlands, N.C., told TDmonthly that these looms were a best-selling activity kit at her store. — Greg Larson, owner of Larson's Toys and Games in Columbus, Ohio, told TDmonthly in a January 2015 survey that the classic Pot Holder Loom was one of their best-selling arts & crafts items.
Lap Looms are portable hardwood tapestry or frame looms that can be woven on while resting on a table, floor or lap. The loom includes 1 ounce of cotton warp string, 100% pure virgin wool weft yarn (enough to complete 1 project), 1 tapestry needle, 2 wooden shed sticks 1- 6" wooden stick shuttle and illustrated instructions.
— "Craft kits from Harrisville" are customer-favorites, Ann Walker, owner of Curious Kidstuff in Seattle, Wash., told TDmonthly. — When asked for a great last-minute gift idea in her store, Kathie Dockstader, buyer for Top Ten Toys, Inc. in Seattle, Wash, named "the weaving kits from Harrisville." — John Colony, president of Harrisville Designs, was proud to talk with TDmonthly about the Lap Loom: "We use only the best materials: hardwood frame, unbreakable nylon pegs and 100% pure wool yarns that we spin in our own mill. We build quality into the Lap Loom and we are confident that it will bring years of pleasure."
The mini pegLoom includes everything needed for a complete woven project: a 7” by 10” hardwood loom with rugged nylon pegs, cotton warp string, brightly colored 100 percent pure wool yarns, plastic needle for easy weaving and illustrated instructions. The pegs are slanted, which helps keep the yarn in place. — Kevin Hart, co-owner and buyer at Toy Store in Atlanta, told TDmonthly, “Harrisville Design … makes their own wool … they’ve been around hundreds of years.” Also popular at his store are Harrisville’s crocheting and quick-knit scarf kit. — Craft kits from Harrisville Designs sell well, agreed Sydney Shure, owner of Ideas and Toys Etc in Westminister, Md. — The pegLoom was a winner of the Teachers' Choice Award and the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal "Best Toy" Award.”
A crocheting kit that makes a one granny square scarf or two cute purses with 100% Pure Virgin Wool yarn spun by Harrisville Designs. The kit comes with four colors of yarn (green, magenta, violet and peacock), a heavy plastic crochet hook, four hand-blown glass beads for buttons, and illustrated instructions. A perfect kit for an adult and child to share together.