Yarn and Ribbon Flowers using a flower loom


Hi guys!

I saw this little video a while ago for making ribbon and yarn flowers on flower looms. I remember flower looms were all the rage when I was a teen (in the late 60s and early 70s) but they don’t seem to be very easy to find nowadays.

I really wanted to try this technique and while I know you can cobble something together that looks similar by just wrapping yarn or ribbon and tying it then fluffing it, the samples in the video look a lot more polished, with the stitching and all.  One problem – no loom, and (impatient me!) I wanted to try it TODAY.  So I thought about it a bit and developed a plan and made my own.

Here is the flower:

I think it turned out fab – I want to try a nested yarn one with two colours and  will share that tomorrow – along with how I made my own version using stuff that I had (except on element which I did have to buy but cost under £1.50)

I think you could easily use something like the Nifty Knitter, which looks like this:

although the bulbs on the end of the pegs will make getting the flower off difficult.

2 thoughts on “Yarn and Ribbon Flowers using a flower loom

  1. In all the videos for the knifty knitter loom it says you can pull the pegs out when you’re trying to take the flower off, so the bulbs wouldn’t be a problem. 🙂 I’m getting the Hana Ami loom though. You can do way more with it. It comes with 6 different shapes/sizes, and you can use two at the same time. It’s pretty cool.

  2. Oh I loved these when I was a girl 😀
    I had a plastic one and it came with instructions on making things like blankets and waistcoats with them LOL 😀
    Love it with the ribbon though 😀

    Julie xx

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