With this pattern we in the land of Sugar City bring you a good, slow project that you can steadily work on and lose yourself in. There is nothing better than finding a rhythm with such a thing - stitch, stitch, stitch - your mind unwinds and works out problems, and a different part of your brain engages choosing colors with thread and fabric; perhaps from scraps of beloved old things that have meaning in your life. So find a comfortable spot and let the creation begin! Make your own enchanting heirloom that your children will look at and dream themselves into and then one day pass to their own children, treasuring it because it holds little pieces of their past.
This Sugar Loom pattern comes with the to-scale drawing you need to make your own Dancing Princess Sugar Loom, as well as detailed instructions.
To make this, you'll need (meaning, not included): 2 stretcher bars, 14", and 2 stretcher bars, 36", to clip together into a rectangular frame (available at art supply stores such as www.dickblick.com), interfacing (double-sided and single), a small amount of transfer paper (also at art supply stores), 1 sheet of tracing paper, 1.25 yards of background fabric plus scraps for the dresses, and a needle and thread.