Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Who wants to explore the universe of LOOM-flowers with me?


I have seen this flowers, made with something called a loom-plate, in several craft books from the 70's. It looks fantastic an I want to try it out. I'm wondering if enyone else want to discover the loom-flower-technique with me? If you want to join in or if you already are working with this technique, I would love to hear from you. Drop me an email or comment here and we can start exploring this together.
I would love to get some tips on where to find out more about these flowers.
Image source: Virka nr 12, Model by: Carin Rehn, ISBN 91-552-0938-6 SEMIC förlags AB (Swedish crochet magazine form the 70's)

Couldn't find any loom-plates that had movable pegs so I'm going to start experimenting with this knitting-loom. I will post my trial & errors here in my blog. I'm very curious about yours too. :-)

11 comments:

SisterDG said...

Hi - Cathy of California has loom kits - http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=35475.

I love that afghan in your post! I just got a few looms, and have been itching to break into them. Hadn't thought about an afghan. Hmmmmm . . . .

lindamade said...

I was going to suggest Cathy too. I know I have a loom somewhere but seem to have lost it-- making those flowers is easy and addictive! Plaid has a product called the Doodle Loom that has different shaped looms (squares and circles) in case you want to make something like that blanket.

Janet McKinney said...

I remember making loom flowers in the 70s. That doesn't make me an expert - just old!! They are fun

Janet McKinney

Ming Ching said...

Goodness gracious!!!
Who ever thought this would surface again! I DO have a loom - a green one, from the 70ies. My sister and I used to make them.

Looking forward to reading more about your progress! And would love to get my hands on that book from Cathy - 1000 flowers, WOW!

Inger C said...

Thanks everyone for your great tips. Went over to Cathy of California yesterday and WOW!! took me all night to go through all her funny images of 60's & 70's craft extravaganza :-D
I agree - the loom flowers is really addictive and fun. But what should you make with all the flowers? My mind is on it - probably I will try an afgan or a pillow but I want to come up with something else - usfull... Hmmmmmmm

suzanne said...

Wow...this takes me back in time. I remember when infomercials would air on TV about this when I was little. I wanted so bad to have this!!!! It looked (and continues to look) like so much fun!

Please keep us posted on what you learn and do!

gloria said...

Here is a website that you can buy a flower loom from. I know there is a flower loom called a Bloom Loom but I dont care for the yarn slits to hold cut yarn. Just remember to tuck in all cut yarns. Im making flowers now with a loom I bought back in the seventies. Now I have to figure out how to join them. Heres the website to but a good loom from. www.mileskimball.com/products/67326

gloria said...

Oops! There was a mistake on the last blog. If you go to this website: www.mileskimball.com On the left hand side on the shop by category list, click on Hobbies & Leisure, then when the list comes up from there, click on Arts/Crafts. You will find a 1000 Flowers loom. This comes with an instruction manual. Sorry. I have been trying to find this manual on ebay for so long. Good luck!

Inger C said...

Gloria: Thank you for your good tips! I have got the pattern for the afghan on the image, just shout so can I translate it to English and e-mail it over to you. It's crochet around the edge and after that joined together.

gloria said...

Inger C, Yes I would love the afghan pattern. My email is daterecd @aol.com Thanks and happy crafting!

Knittingand said...

I adore loomed flowers so much that I made tutorials for every technique I could work out (I mostly only had pictures and basic instructions to work from)

http://www.knitting-and.com/small-looms