Last Christmas we made a flower using French Knitting and once the project was completed I spent a while thinking about embellishments for projects and how just a little bit of whimsy can sometimes be the difference between lovely and wow. I was quite excited when we stumbled across a flower loom at our local craft shop as I loved the thought of adding a bit of embellishment to a few projects I've had in the pipeline.
The flower loom kit comes with a few size looms, but on this occassion I was looking for something sweet and dainty, so discarded the larger sizes and went with the smallest loom. Continuing in the sweet and dainty theme the wool is Bella Baby Buttercup, a 4 ply baby weight yarn in the softest shades of lilac and pink.
These little flowers come together in what seems like the blink of an eye and once the yarn is attached to the frame, it's a simple case of wrapping the yarn around the pins (in this case, in a clockwise direction). I went around the circle twice with my yarn as I was concerned the thin yarn wouldn't produce the full flower I was hoping for.
Once the loops are completed, the flower is finished off by darning the inner circle. I cut the yarn, making sure I had plenty to work with and then stitched into the centre circle, then back up through the inner loop of the petal, through the centre again and then between the next petal until the whole flower had been stitched.
I love the thought of these on a head band or as a little bit of embellshment on a purse or bag. I can see I'll be making many, many more!
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