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Flower Looms: The Lattice Join

Nine loomed flowers joined using the lattice join

The lattice join creates a pretty diamond mesh fabric without any crochet. The petals are tied together in groups of three.

Thread flowers

The sample flowers I have used for this tutorial were made on a 2 1/2" loom with an open centre and two loops for each petal. I used size 8 perle cotton.

You can stitch any centre you like but the open centre creates a lovely filigree look.

I'm joining just four flowers in this tutorial but you can join as many as you like.

How to thread the first three petals

Begin by joining your flowers wherever four flowers meet.

Take a length of thread that matches your flower petals and thread it into a large blunt needle.

How to thread the first three petals

Thread it through three petals from the first flower

The second set of three petals

then three petals of the second flower

and so on

until you have twelve petals on your thread.

Tying the four flowers together

Tie a knot and pull it tight. Tie a second knot to secure it firmly.

Where to darn the ends

If your finished item will be treated gently you can trim the ends of the thread close to the knot.

If you're making something that requires strength, such as a t-shirt or a curtain, you will need to darn the ends in so they can't come undone.

Turn your flowers over so the back is facing you. Take the thread up to the centre of a flower so that it looks like one of the petal threads and darn it in.

Four flowers joined in teh centre

Keep joining all your flowers wherever four of them meet.

Finishing the edges

The next step is to join the flowers wherever two of them meet.

Again, thread three petals

Tying two petals together

from each flower

One edge finished

and tie off tightly.

Four finished sides

Repeat all the way around.

Finishing the corners

Finally you will tie the three petals at each corner together

One finished corner

and tie off tightly.

The finished piece of flower loomed lattice

Repeat with all of the corners.

The difference between yarn and thread flowers

Using a different yarn changes the look completely. Here I show dk weight woollen flowers next to perle 8 thread flowers made on the same loom.

Nine yarn flowers joined together

This sample shows nine flowers stitched together. The more flowers you join, the more pronounced the lattice effect becomes.


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