Tiny buds make a nice addition to flower loom embroideries and arrangements.
Make them in colours to match your larger flowers and it will look like your yarn blooms are growing all by themselves!
|Small looms work best for making this style of flower bud. I have used a Mini-Fleur loom to make the samples for this tutorial.
Start by making a flower with two or three rounds of petals.
|Remove the flower from the loom and darn in the ends on the back.|
|Take a length of yarn and thread it into a blunt needle.
Thread the yarn through all the loops of one petal.
|Continue all the way around.|
|Tie the yarn in a tight knot and gather all of the petals towards the back of the flower.|
|Tie a second knot to secure.
You can either leave the ends free to sew your bud onto your background, or trim the ends and push the cut ends into your flower to hide them.
Copyright Sarah Bradberry, 28th March 2011. All rights reserved.