The loop and fringe centre is simply a combination of cut and uncut petals of different lengths.
They can be made on any loom.
|I have made this sample flower on a Studio Twelve Multi-Fleur loom.
You can use any combination of petals to make your flower but I’ll show you how I made this particular example.
Firstly I wound three rounds of ribbon straw on the largest round of pegs. I cut the yarn with enough length to stitch my centre.
|I then wound two rounds of purple on every second peg of the largest round.|
|Followed by three rounds of pink on every second peg of the inner circle.
The pink petals are situated between the purple ones. You can line them up over the top if you want to.
|I stitched my centre with a back stitch, covered with stem stitch.|
|Remove your flower from the loom and darn in the loose ends of any ribbon straw that is used to make uncut petals.
The loose ends of any petals that will be cut can be trimmed to match the length of the petals.
Cut open the ends of any petals you want to fray. I have cut my pink ones.
|Fray the cut petals using a pin or sharp sewing needle.
Poke the pin into the cut petals near the centre and drag it towards the end of the petal to separate the strands. Repeat until your petal is as frayed as you want.
|Experiment with different combinations of cut and regular petals.
This flower was made on the Magni-Fleur loom which has three rounds of spokes.
Copyright Sarah Bradberry, 22nd March 2011. All rights reserved.