Vintage flower looms are wonderful little gadgets. You can use them to make vunderbar flower motifs with yarn, embroidery floss, ribbon, cord, or even wire. A word of warning about working with wire on any vintage loom- basically….. don’t do it.
Why? Wire has no give at all, so you don’t want to stress your old or vintage looms. If the metal or plastic is fatigued, it will break.
Now, I really wanted to play with wire, so I whipped out to the workshop and made myself a wooden flower loom.
I cut a circle of hardwood that’s 2 3/4 inches (7 cm) in diameter.
Then, I drilled 12 evenly (well, ~close to evenly~) spaced holes and pounded in 1 inch (2.5 cm) brass pegs. Finishing nails would work just as well.
And, of course, I had to make it pretty, so I burned it with my wood burner.
What can you do with the flowers after you have made them?
Use them in scrapbooking;
use them for doll hair;
stitch a pin to the back and pin it to a hat, bag or lapel;
stitch them onto or into freeform crochet or knitting projects;
embellish garments or home decor items with them;
the wire ones are, of course, great for pins and broaches;
make a heap of them, stitch through them and make toys with them, like vintage yoyo dolls…..
Lots and lots and lots of things!
Here’s the how to video: