Friday, May 27, 2011

Love the Hana-Ami Flower Loom!

I love all the cute notions that Clover designs for knitting, crochet, sewing, quilting, etc. I recently discovered the Hana-Ami Flower loom and I love, love, LOVE it! Firstly, it is just adorable how they managed to package six different loom sizes in one compact kit! And the flowers are so sweet, on a pin, as a hair ornament, etc.

Here is a pin I made with mohair and boucle yarns. The pompom in the middle was made on another clever Clover tool, the tiniest pompom maker!

To make the flower into a pin, simply glue felt to the back (I used two layers) and attach a pin back.

I originally found the Hana-Ami loom because I was looking for small weaving looms. I did an internet search for small looms, and this wonderful website came up that is all about flower looms, past and present, with lots of instructions for lots of different flower designs.

Weaving on the loom takes a long time, simple flowers are much faster!

I'm not weaving in all those ends......glue is my friend.

Another pin with beads in the center:

I tried using a sparkly yarn, but the flower is kind of floppy (attached to a headband):

The beautiful hollyhocks outside my studio door:

I went to a wine and wind evening at the knitting shop. About 15 ladies, and one gentlemen, spent two hours playing with the Hana-Ami looms. There were a lot of good suggestions for using them: decorate flip flops (use plastic cording, or plastic raffia), baby blanket & sweater, use to decorate gift packages, school colors, wind two or more colors at a time.

1 comment:

  1. I love what you made with your flower loom- especially the mohair threads- perfect!