Flower Loom Tutorials and Other Small Looms
Tutorials marked with contain a video.
- Daisy Winders, Flower Looms and Bloom Looms
- Making Your Own Flower Looms
- Flower Loom Reviews
- Basic Flower Loom Instructions and Vintage Instruction Sheets
- Centres and Decorative Stitching
- Edgings and Joining Motifs
- Special Flower Loom Techniques
- Making Different Shapes
- Embroidery and Weaving
- Combining Yarns for Special Effect
- Unusual Materials
- Flower Loom Projects (Original and Vintage)
- Offsite Projects and Inspiration
- Ribbon Straw Links
- Bias Weave and Small Triangular Looms
- Weavette Loom Weaving
- The Wonder Weave Loom
How to Make and Use a Daisy Loom - Vintage Instructions from the 1930's
Ice Cream Lid Flower Looms (Round)
Ice Cream Lid Flower Looms (Triangular)
Tutorial: Loom Flowers (without the loom!) from Craftastical
Reviews of both new and vintage flower looms (mostly from my blog)
The Cottrell Adjustable Flower Loom 1962 (includes instruction sheet download)
Looms and Yarns - now includes a video on choosing yarn and troubleshooting problem flowers
Grids for Designing Your Own Colour Combinations for shawls, spreads etc.
Studio Twelve Looms
Winding the Yarn Method 2 (Bucilla Studio 12 Loom Directions 1971)
Mini-Fleur Instructions (including foot thongs, plaque and jewellery projects)
Multi-Fleur Instructions 1970 (including hair spray cover and rain bonnet key chain)
Magni-Fleur Instructions 1970 (including straw flower with calyx and tote bag made from placemats)
Square Loom (including Fiesta Poncho instructions)
The Cottrell Adjustable Flower Loom 1962. Includes instructions for a mohair stole and double flower afghan.
Fiorella Handicraft Loom Instructions C1970. Includes instructions for many projects.
Fiorella Loom Instructions Book 2. Includes instructions for six projects including three not included in the other instruction book. Directions in French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish and English
Early Knit-Wit Instructions from 1954. Includes patterns for "Elegance Stole" and Carriage Robe
The Inox Flower Loom Instructions in 7 languages. Includes many inspirational pictures of finished projects
Winding the Yarn on a Triangular Loom (Appliqué Loom Directions)
Languages Other than English
Using a flower loom: Italian language videos by simobre1967
Bullion Stitch Centre - Spanish language video (you don't need to know Spanish to understand the instructions)
Unusual Pom Pom Centre by Luisa Varela (Argentinean Youtube video). You don't need to understand Spanish to follow the technique
Cluster Stitch Flowers (for 2½" looms)
Cluster Stitch Flowers V2 (for 3" looms)
Cut and Curled Petals (for Swistraw and Ribbon Straw flowers)
How to Make Flat Ribbon Straw Leaves and Petals to Add Dimension to Your Loomed Flowers
Fantasia Flower. Combine simple techniques and colours to create fantastic flower designs - stitched with the flower face down on the loom (Spanish language video)
French Beaded Flowers (Sort of)
Plastic Bag Flowers (video by Kimberley-Ann Crafts)
Vintage projects were often presented with little more than a single paragraph of instructions and a photo or drawing of the finished item.
I have written and photographed step-by-step instructions for these projects and have also updated the look and materials used where necessary.
Other projects are completely original.
Flower Loom Characters (small)
Flower Loom Characters (large)
Jewellery - earrings, bracelet, necklace and rings
See the basic instructions section for more vintage projects
Bucilla Daisy Knitter Creations No. 55 - cardigan, beret, 3 baby cardigans and bonnets, 2 pillows, pram blanket and pillow, bed jacket, pullover, baby afghan and pillow, hexagonal cot cover, and diamond daisy afghan. 1931
Daisy Tea Cosy c1930
Anjie Davison's blog post with felted flowers. Contains some lovely inspirational pictures.
Finger Looming. How to make simple flower motifs using just your fingers as the loom. Photo tutorial with a small amount of text in Russian.
Flower Loom Blossoms and Freeform Crochet by Noreen Crone-Findlay
Flower loom tutorial from Craftstylish
Flower turkeys by Twinfibers on Flickr
Gameboy bag idea from Cats-Rockin-Crochet
Headbands and Hair Clips idea from Hubpages.com
Knitting bags - photos on a Japanese language blog
Needle felted loom flowers made with an embellishing machine - idea for using flowers with needle felting
Poncho with flower loom embroidery. From the Sul Filo della Fantasia blog.
Small straw flowers tutorial from Sunshine's Creations
Spanish language flower loom videos by Luisa Varela. Some of these are really worth watching even if you don't speak Spanish (I don't).
Wedding bouquet idea by Shana Astrachan
Many techniques used in teneriffe lace can be used in flower loom motifs. I recommend the book "The Technique of Teneriffe Lace" by Alexandra Stillwell (free download from the University of Arizona collection of weaving books)
Bucilla Flower Loom Creations Vol. 302 download to purchase from Karen's Variety
Dandelions made on a fork tutorial from Craftsanity
Designs for the Crazy Daisy Winder to download for free from handweaving.net
The missing page contains the Original Instructions for Using the Crazy Daisy Winder
DMC Memory Thread Flower project
Flower loom necklace project from The Purl Bee
Gift Wrapping Ideas Using a Flower Loom from Craftstylish
Hexagon Made on the Hana-Ami Loom from The Clover Blog
From the Australian Women's Weekly Archives
Beach Hat (1971)
Poncho by Studio 12 (1971)
Advertisement for the Semco Flower Loom showing the poncho in colour plus foot thongs and bracelet projects
Hana-Ami Loom Projects
From the Clover Website (in Japanese)
From the Clover USA and Oceania Websites (in English)
Please note that I have not personally purchased ribbon straw from any of these shops as I have a large box of vintage straw I have collected over the years
I also recommend googling for "ribbon straw" and "synthetic raffia" to find a product in your home country.
The Wrapping Paper Co. Raffiella raffia in a small range of colours plus gold and silver metallic. 200m per roll, waterproof. Looking at the pictures this looks a bit splitty but if you're not wetting and opening out the straw that doesn't really matter.
Berwick Wraphia. 100yd rolls in pearlised or matte finish. Large range of colours.
Country (8 inch square loom)
Weavettes can no longer be purchased from the Weavettes website. I recommend Hazel Rose Multi Looms as a high quality alternative.
Sewing Weavettes Together (A neater variation of the instructions supplied with the original looms) Projects
Amulet Bags (2x2, 4x4 or 2x4 looms)
Nine Patch with Sashings Patchwork Square (2x2 and 2x6 inch looms)
Simple Patchwork Square (2x2, 2x4 and 4x4 inch looms)
Simple Bookmark (2x6 inch loom)
Toy's Picnic Blanket (6x6 inch loom)
Instructions (pdf format 3.5mb)