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Flower Looms: Strawberries and Flower Buds

Flower loomed strawberry

Ribbon straw strawberries can make a cute addition to a three dimensional flower display or turn them over and you have an instant flower bud.

Winding a strawberry on a flower loom

You'll need a few yards each of green and red ribbon straw. I'm using vintage Myart 100% polyester Ribbon Straw but you can use any brand.

I'm using a Studio Twelve Multi-Fleur loom to make my strawberry but you can use any loom with two rounds.

Start by winding a small flower with the green straw. Make two rounds.

Cut the straw, leaving at least 24" or 60cm to stitch the centre.

Winding a strawberry on a flower loom Using red wind a large flower over the top. Make three rounds of petals.
Stitching a strawberry on a flower loom Sew a backstitch centre using green.
Stitching a strawberry on a flower loom

Turn your loom over.

You can see that it looks like you have stitched a stem stitch centre but the last stitch isn't finished.

Stitching a strawberry on a flower loom Put your needle under the next stitch and pull through
Stitching a strawberry on a flower loom to complete the round.
Stitching a strawberry on a flower loom Darn any loose ends onto the front of your flower.
Gathering a strawberry on a flower loom Take a length of red straw and thread it through the red petals as you take them off the loom.
Gathering a strawberry on a flower loom Tie a knot and pull tight to gather the petals into the centre.
Tying a strawberry on a flower loom Tie a second knot,
Making a strawberry on a flower loom trim the ends to about an inch and tuck them inside.
Flower bud Up this way you have a flower bud
Strawberry and up this way you have a strawberry!

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