The Secret Shortcut
MOTIVATED BEGINNER level, step-by-step tutorial.
7 pages of fully illustrated pictures. More than just a simple written pattern, this download is like a mini-class. This is a PDF format.
Well by now you are, no doubt, pretty good at weaving and ready to try a secret shortcut to cut your time in half for weaving a traditional sized Potholder.
If it generally takes you around 30 minutes to complete a Potholder-then challenge yourself to complete it in just half the time-15 minutes!!
AND it’s such a fun and different method! We can’t tell you too much or it won’t be a secret…
Using this super fun and easy time-saving method, you will be making double the Potholders and having twice as much fun! It's really fun to race a friend and see who can finish first with two looms going at once using the regular method vs. the secret shortcut.
At first you might have to study the directions for a bit, but once you've tried it…you'll be hooked! (No puns here) We hope you have fun learning our speedy method and keeping the "voice of tradition alive!"
Download instantly. Suitable for a motivated beginner. If any of the instructions are unclear, just etsy message OR Convo us here at the shop and we can help you out with any queries you might have. We welcome your feedback and input.
You may choose to print out this tutorial OR simply keep the digital format handy, or BOTH…whichever works best for you.
And if you don't feel like making a Potholder yourself afterall-then we have plenty of choices already made in the shop to purchase OR simply have us make one with the custom colours you like best!
Happy weaving from all of us here at:
The Swedish Flicka!
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Patchwork Scarf Care:
Spot clean if possible. Please follow the directions on the items tag. It will direct you to wash on delicate in a mesh/ lingerie bag or tied pillow case and make sure the water is cool.
Do NOT put the Patchwork Scarf in the dryer-let it air dry on a hanger. You may iron the cotton pieces on the front side but not the fleecy squares or the reverse fleecy side or they will most assuredly melt and stick to the iron.
There is just no way to know how each washing machine will affect the items, however, they are all sturdily made and should stand the test of time. Just give proper attention prior to washing and that will ensure that it stays in fine condition.
YES! We make everything in small batches here, so even if we use similar fabrics and patterns, and square placement, there will never ever be two Patchwork Scarves that are exactly alike. So each one is truly a unique masterpiece!
You can throw the Rag Rug into the washing machine on gentle cycle with as little agitation as possible, and air dry over a stair banister OR chair back until completely dry. However, a very old fashioned & traditional way of cleaning a Rug is the freezing snow method. On a cold, clear day (25°F/ - 3° or colder) with at least several inches of fresh powder snow, take the Rug outside and leave it for a couple of hours until it has frozen. Lay the stiff carpet in the snow and whack the exposed surface with a broom. Shake the rug out, turn it over on a fresh patch of snow, and beat the other side. If you wait for a cold, dry day, the rug will barely become wet when you clean it this way. Just brush off any loose snow before you take it inside.
We gladly offer wholesale pricing for some of our items, upon request. Thank you for enquiring!
Our items are all carefully packaged to look extra 'gifty' already, but if you need more fluff to make it look like an official present then just let us know and we can make it look just right-for an additional $5.00. We can arrange a gift wrap listing and small note tucked in, just for you!
Just let us know and we can clarify all the details!
Patchwork Blankie Care:
We understand baby accessories require lots of washing. So to extend the life of your Blankie, we suggest washing it on a delicate cycle. It has already been washed and dried here at our studio so we hope your washing machine is as gentle as ours.
There is just no way to know how each washing machine will affect the items, however, they are all sturdily made and should stand the test of time. Just give proper attention to washing and drying, and that will ensure that it stays in fine condition for your enjoyment.
Jan 6, 2022
Oct 21, 2021
Great potholder pattern. Clear instructions and photos to explain the process. Very helpful. PDF delivered instantly. Great seller.
Jul 31, 2020
The Secret Shortcut- for a Potholder Weaving Loom, PDF only, Potholder instructions, speedy method that cuts your weaving time in half.
Jan 31, 2017
Oct 17, 2016
Nice easy to understand directions.