Tutorials marked with contain a video.
- Daisy Winders, Flower Looms and Bloom Looms
- Making Your Own Flower Looms
- Loom Reviews
- Basic Instructions and Vintage Instruction Sheets
- Centres and Decorative Stitching
- Edgings and Joining Motifs
- Special Techniques
- Making Different Shapes
- Embroidery and Weaving
- Combining Yarns for Special Effect
- Unusual Materials
- Projects (Original and Vintage)
- Offsite Projects and Inspiration
- Ribbon Straw Links
- Bias Weave and Small Triangular Looms
- Weavette Loom Weaving
- The Wonder Weave Loom
How to Make and Use a Daisy Loom - Vintage Instructions from the 1930's
Ice Cream Lid Flower Looms (Round)
Ice Cream Lid Flower Looms (Triangular)
Tutorial: Loom Flowers (without the loom!) from Craftastical
Reviews of both new and vintage flower looms (mostly from my blog)
The Cottrell Adjustable Flower Loom 1962 (includes instruction sheet download)
Looms and Yarns - now includes a video on choosing yarn and troubleshooting problem flowers
Grids for Designing Your Own Colour Combinations for shawls, spreads etc.
Studio Twelve Looms
Winding the Yarn Method 2 (Bucilla Studio 12 Loom Directions 1971)
Mini-Fleur Instructions (including foot thongs, plaque and jewellery projects)
Multi-Fleur Instructions 1970 (including hair spray cover and rain bonnet key chain)
Magni-Fleur Instructions 1970 (including straw flower with calyx and tote bag made from placemats)
Square Loom (including Fiesta Poncho instructions)
The Cottrell Adjustable Flower Loom 1962. Includes instructions for a mohair stole and double flower afghan.
Fiorella Handicraft Loom Instructions C1970. Includes instructions for many projects.
Fiorella Loom Instructions Book 2. Includes instructions for six projects including three not included in the other instruction book. Directions in French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish and English
Early Knit-Wit Instructions from 1954. Includes patterns for "Elegance Stole" and Carriage Robe
The Inox Flower Loom Instructions in 7 languages. Includes many inspirational pictures of finished projects
Winding the Yarn on a Triangular Loom (Appliqué Loom Directions)
Languages Other than English
French language video on using the Kit Wit loom
Using a flower loom: Italian language videos by simobre1967
Written Instructions in Portuguese (offsite)
Bullion Stitch Centre - Spanish language video (you don't need to know Spanish to understand the instructions)
Big and Small Flower Tack Join (coming soon)
Cluster Stitch Flowers (for 2½" looms)
Cluster Stitch Flowers V2 (for 3" looms)
Fast Join for Round Flowers (coming soon)
Fast Join for Square Flowers (coming soon)
Square Picot Join (coming soon)
Cut and Curled Petals (for Swistraw and Ribbon Straw flowers)
How to Make Flat Ribbon Straw Leaves and Petals to Add Dimension to Your Loomed Flowers
Painting Foam Shapes (for use with loomed flowers) coming soon
Tassels (coming soon)
Wrapping Foam Shapes with Ribbon Straw (for use with loomed flowers). Coming soon.
Butterflies (coming soon)
Embroidering with Daisies - More Techniques (coming soon)
Fantasia Flower. Combine simple techniques and colours to create fantastic flower designs - stitched with the flower face down on the loom (Spanish language video)
French Beaded Flowers (Sort of)
Plastic Bag Flowers (video by Kimberley-Ann Crafts)
Vintage projects were often presented with little more than a single paragraph of instructions and a photo or drawing of the finished item.
I have written and photographed step-by-step instructions for these projects and have also updated the look and materials used where necessary.
Other projects are completely original.
Flower Loom Characters (small)
Flower Loom Characters (large)
Jewellery - earrings, bracelet, necklace and rings
See the basic instructions section for more vintage projects
Bucilla Daisy Knitter Creations No. 55 - cardigan, beret, 3 baby cardigans and bonnets, 2 pillows, pram blanket and pillow, bed jacket, pullover, baby afghan and pillow, hexagonal cot cover, and diamond daisy afghan. 1931
Daisy Tea Cosy c1930
Anjie Davison's blog post with felted flowers. Contains some lovely inspirational pictures.
Finger Looming. How to make simple flower motifs using just your fingers as the loom. Photo tutorial with a small amount of text in Russian.
Floral tote bag for sale on Etsy by DaisyMaesPlace
Flower Loom Blossoms and Freeform Crochet by Noreen Crone-Findlay
Flower loom tutorial from Craftstylish
Flower turkeys by Twinfibers on Flickr
Gameboy bag idea from Cats-Rockin-Crochet
Headbands and Hair Clips idea from Hubpages.com
Knitting bags - photos on a Japanese language blog
Needle felted loom flowers made with an embellishing machine - idea for using flowers with needle felting
Poncho with flower loom embroidery. From the Sul Filo della Fantasia blog.
Small straw flowers tutorial from Sunshine's Creations
Spanish language flower loom videos by Luisa Varela. Some of these are really worth watching even if you don't speak Spanish (I don't).
This website has some amazing looms for sale. The advanced technique videos look like they contain a lot of very interesting information. There's also an email club you can sign up for.
Wedding bouquet idea by Shana Astrachan
Wild flower scarf idea by Amy Small of Knit Collage
Many techniques used in teneriffe lace can be used in flower loom motifs. I recommend the book "The Technique of Teneriffe Lace" by Alexandra Stillwell.
Bucilla Flower Loom Creations Vol. 302 download to purchase from Karen's Variety
Dandelions made on a fork tutorial from Craftsanity
Designs for the Crazy Daisy Winder to download for free from handweaving.net
The missing page contains the Original Instructions for Using the Crazy Daisy Winder
DMC Memory Thread Flower project
Flower loom necklace project from The Purl Bee
Gift Wrapping Ideas Using a Flower Loom from Craftstylish
Hexagon Made on the Hana-Ami Loom from The Clover Blog
From the Australian Women's Weekly Archives
Beach Hat (1971)
Poncho by Studio 12 (1971)
Advertisement for the Semco Flower Loom showing the poncho in colour plus foot thongs and bracelet projects
Bloom Loom Projects
Hana-Ami Loom Projects
From the Clover Website (in Japanese)
From the Clover USA and Oceania Websites (in English)
Net Stitch Floral Bag Hamanaka Flower Card Projects from the Hamanaka Website (in Japanese)
Corsage - click the picture of any corsage to view the instructions
Prym Loom Projects and Instructions
These instructions and projects are also available in a number of other languages including German, Italian, Russian and more. Scroll down to "Prym Living Loom"
For the English versions, click below
Bag Decorations (2 colour double layer flowers)
Cushion Cover (4 colour triple layer flower with tassels)
Stool Skirt (unicoloured triple flower)
Please note that I have not personally purchased ribbon straw from any of these shops as I have a large box of vintage straw I have collected over the years
I also recommend googling for "ribbon straw" and "synthetic raffia" to find a product in your home country.
Art & Craft Mart. Available in a 10x100m pack of assorted colours only.
Craft Warehouse. A very limited range of colours in 100m rolls
Shopinoz. 100m rolls available in a small range of colours individually or in packs of 10.
The Wrapping Paper Co. Raffiella raffia in a small range of colours plus gold and silver metallic. 200m per roll, waterproof. Looking at the pictures this looks a bit splitty but if you're not wetting and opening out the straw that doesn't really matter.
Berwick Wraphia. 100yd rolls in pearlised or matte finish. Large range of colours.
Instructions These tutorials will be written using a vintage Hazel's Adjust-O-Peg loom but these techniques can be used on any triangular or square loom.
Weaving on the Bias: The Triangle Loom (coming soon)
Weaving on the Bias: The Square Loom (coming soon) Projects My looms are home-made but these projects can also be made on Hazel Rose looms
Country (8 inch square loom)
Weavettes can no longer be purchased from the Weavettes website. I recommend Hazel Rose Multi Looms as a high quality alternative.
Sewing Weavettes Together (A neater variation of the instructions supplied with the original looms) Projects
Amulet Bags (2x2, 4x4 or 2x4 looms)
Nine Patch with Sashings Patchwork Square (2x2 and 2x6 inch looms)
Simple Patchwork Square (2x2, 2x4 and 4x4 inch looms)
Simple Bookmark (2x6 inch loom)
Toy's Picnic Blanket (6x6 inch loom)
Instructions (pdf format 3.5mb)