Disc flowers are a fun and colourful way to add interest to a collection of yarn flowers.
|Disc flowers are best made on very small looms. I’m using the smallest circle on the Clover Hana-Ami loom but you can use the inner ring of most round looms, a 2″ daisy winder or a Studio Twelve Mini-Fleur loom.
Start by winding your first colour on your loom. Make two or three rounds. Cut the yarn leaving enough to stitch the centre.
|Now make two or three rounds of your next colour.|
|Stitch the centre in your choice of style. I worked a back stitch centre covered by stem stitch for a bold effect.
Remove your flower from the loom and darn in the loose ends on the back.
|Take a length of yarn and thread it through the petals.|
|Once all the petal loops have been threaded, tie the yarn in a double knot. Don’t pull it too tight or your flower will start to cup.|
|Cut the ends with about an inch and a half tail and thread it into the petals to hide it.|
Text and photos copyright Sarah Bradberry, April 7th 2011. Video copyright October 24th 2011. All rights reserved.