Whatever Happened to Serenity Looms?

Serenity Looms sold by Hobby Lobby
Whatever happened to Serenity Looms?

Ranking extremely high on my daily views of video tutorials at about 800 views per day is Serenity Looms. Interestingly enough, a regular email and posting I get weekly, is Where can I  find one of these looms?  They are currently off the market. Even though I have posted on the videos they are not available, people are still inquiring where to find them.

Serenity Looms to me were anything but serene, in fact, I swear the ‘S’ configuration was short of “Satan”. Not surprising, the Serenity Looms couldn’t be found on shelves by spring of 2009. They had all vanished without a trace.

The only reason why I have two of them now, is that a viewer found them on the clearance shelf for nearly half price. So she bought the entire shelf out thinking she was getting a bargain. For me, I hadn’t used one yet but was fascinated by the afghan design. I’m not selling them.

I got my Serenity Loom eventually and I was so disappointed with it. My serenity loom fell from my lap and hit the floor and broke as I was starting my first project. The plastic was too flexible and snapped a peg off at the bottom. With no replacement pegs, my loom was garbage. I was pretty ticked off. I found the loom to be too flexible that I believe that if I did something big on it, the loom could potentially snap in half.

I have a rule, I don’t like to criticize current gadgets on the market. However, knowing it was off the market, I figured I can be honest about my feelings and interactions with Serenity.

I ran a second video on how I felt about the loom and its draw backs. The Truth About Serenity Looms. This video got some attention and executives involved with this loom got a hold of me. Knowing already that it went off the market, there were key issues shared in this video which could lead to the re-creation of a similar loom and address the faulty problems going on with it. I was told that it came off the market because the manufacturer’s plant had caught fire and burned to the ground. Regardless of that unfortunate circumstance, this is actually an opportunity for a re-birth to a product that was not doing the greatest.

I’m about giving the consumers choice,give them the knowledge whether it’s good or bad; allow viewers to make the choice. Though my review about Serenity is still negative, there are people who still want the looms. I think human curiosity compels us to want products though others aren’t too happy with it.

So the answer right now is that Serenity Looms are not currently available.

Just Released – Free Men’s Beanie Hat: Free Crochet Pattern

The Crochet Crowd's Design Hat

A new pattern released by Michael Sellick.

 

Winter is now coming and I am in full winter mode for making crochet goodies to match Daniel and I’s winter wardrobe.

I created this pattern using Bernat’s Mosaic Yarn Line. The colouring in the picture is called “Into the Woods”. I used two balls of yarn at one time to give extra thickness for those cold winter days.

I used a size H hook or 5.5 MM. This was done in less than 2 hours. It fits Daniel like a charm. There was a bit of research & development involved to ensure the sizing would properly fit a grown man.

This Men’s Beanie Hat is a completely free pattern by Mikey; follow along with this pattern right now.

For more free hat patterns, be sure to check out AllFreeCrochet’s Hat Library.

How To Crochet A Basket Weave

Howto Crochet Tutorail, Front and Back Posts for Basket Weaving

Watch Howto Craft Video Now

This and many other free video tutorials can be found at AllFreeCrochet’s YouTube Channel.

How To Thread Bobbin on Brother LS 2125 Sewing Machine

How To Thread Bobbin on Brother LS 2125 Sewing Machine

How To Thread Bobbin on Brother LS 2125 Sewing Machine

You may find this tutorial hard to believe as being popular, but it has nearly reached 55,000 views. As crazy as this sounds, in my speed and excitement to get the machine unpacked, 3 components fell out of the machine. There was no instructions provided on how to get it back into place. 2 Hours of fiddling and trying to problem solve this, I finally figured it out.
I had turned to YouTube to get a video from someone that did the same thing. There was nothing. So I said, after I figure this out, I am going to film how to get these components back into position.
As simple as it appears in my video, there is no instructions on a diagram to show how the components are to work together. I hadn’t seen it in much detail before taking it out and therefore I wasn’t sure where things were suppose to go.
This video is one of the highest commented videos in my collection. It’s people merely stating the obvious! “Thank You” for showing me the way.
Behind the scenes, Daniel criticized it was a stupid video to film and I said no… it’s an opportunity to show how to fix something because I am sure I am not the only person that has done this and needs help.
I credit myself with how many refunds and store returns has stopped as a result of this video. YouTube can be really phenomenal when it comes to learning something.
Watch Howto Craft Video Now

Play Tutorial Now

Free Admission Tickets: Giveaway for Creativ Festival

Free Ticket Giveaway for Creativ Festival in October 2011

Free Admission Tickets: Giveaway for Creativ Festival 2011

The Creativ Festival is back again on October 21 – 23. This is their 24th year. Find out details about location and time.

What is Creativ Festival?

Infused with inspiration, creativity and shopping! Stay in the know and pick up the latest fabrics, fibres, papers, beads, notions, patterns, books, kits, tools, equipment and how-tos. See what awaits you!

ENTER FREE TICKET GIVEAWAY

The Crochet Crowd is giving away 5 pairs of tickets. This means there will be 5 winners that will each receive 2 tickets. These tickets are good for getting free admission into Creativ Festival on one of the three days of this weekend event. All you need to do is leave a comment on the blog telling us why you’d like to win these tickets. The winners will then be chosen at random; your comment is your entry.

This ticket is your gateway to inspiration and jaw dropping creativity that can be explored on the show floor. There are many free Make’n Takes in progress that you can participate in.

Draw takes place October 14th. You will be notified by email if you are a winner.

Come Visit Us At Hooker Alley

Regardless if you are a winner or not but are still attending Creativ Festival. We would love for you to stop by our Interactive Hooker Alley. We have many Howto Demos and Hands On Activities planned. Each station at our display will be doing something different. Learn loom knitting on regular retail looms and high end looms, conventional knitting, and twistz bandz creation.

Show Stopper Shopping

We will have some show stopping specials to purchase as well as 100’s of vendors will have amazing inspiration and deals too!