thrift store find

i was at a local thrift store with my best friend the other day and i kept wishing i had my camera with me (even my phone was dead). i found a number of old reader's digest books that i wanted to turn into purses (and use the pages for some fabulous wall decorations), she found an adorable yellow shower curtain and then we saw this: 
there was a set of 3 of them. one round. two square. one orange. one purple. one green. i have never seen anything like this before and i was so intrigued! it's clearly a trivet made with vast amounts of looped yarn, but how?! 
i had no cash so my wonderful fat lady friend (a story for another time) bought me this little gem so i could figure out how to make it.
i haven't had the heart to rip it apart just yet but as soon as i figure it out i'll post the how-to. anyone seen a trivet like this before? thoughts or insights on how to do it?

1 comment:

  1. My best guess would be that they used a pot holder loom (http://www.amazon.com/Potholder-Loom-With-Cotton-Loops/dp/B00000IV3U/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=toys-and-games&qid=1268409938&sr=1-1)
    Instead of weaving, they wound yarn around back and forth, skipping every other peg and then tied the intersecting points. Just a guess, but I think that would work.


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