How to make Loom Flowers

 

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On 24th May I am going to be taking part in The National Centre for Craft and Design’s event Keep Calm and Carry Yarn. For this I have been making lots of loom flowers and I have had several people ask how to make them so I thought I would show you guys.

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Step 1

You will need:
Yarn
Scissors
Template
Darning Needle

The template is just a simple cog shape. Draw a circle and draw notches along the outside,  cut around and fold the notches up. Then cut a hole out of the centre. You will need to do this with some thick card or plastic so that it is strong enough to hold it’s shape when folded.

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Step 2

Wrap the yarn around the notches on the template. This can be done at random or in order.

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Step 3

Keep wrapping the yarn  The more you wrap around the fuller your flower will be.
Sew over the middle section with the end strand to secure loops in place

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Step 4

To add detail and to ensure the loops are secure use a different coloured thread and stitch back and forth.

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Step 5

Once the loops are secure lift the flower off the notches and you have yourself a loom flower!

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To create a loom flower garland simply make lots of flowers and tie them together through the loops with strands of yarn.

To make flowers simply glue them to a stick. You can even make two flowers and glue them either side to make the flower double sided and fuller.

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