I had one of these weaving kits when I was a kid and I just love it. The one I had was plastic and I didn't have one of the metal hooks to make it easier. The plastic one that I had the grooves on the side broke off. I definitely recommend the metal one though. I even had to "try" a few loops.
In about a week, she is almost finished with her first potholder.
I'm so proud of her. She's had so much patience with it. Its not perfect but I know that beautiful first potholder will get used.
We got ours from http://www.harrisville.com/product-p/fp.htm
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