So a while back -- maybe 6 months or more -- I became obsessed with flower looms. I hunt for them at yard sales and estate sales and watch them on eBay. And I finally did find that little loom on the left -- a Studio Twelve Flower Loom -- at a yard sale for $1. Then I discovered the Hanaami Flower loom from that most awesome of crafting gadget makers -- Clover. I finally broke down and purchased one through eBay and I have to say it's a fun little toy.
It's like all the old 70's flower looms rolled into one. There are 6 different shapes that you can snap in and use together or separately -- nifty!
You can use yarn, ribbon or whatever (wire? pipe cleaners? hmmm. . .) but it's awfully fun to use vintage ribbon straw and I scored a bag full of tons of colors from Cathy of California's etsy shop. Speaking of her shop -- here are some links to get you started with making flowers of your own!
Tutorials & Info on flower looms:
- Tutorial from Cathy of California
- Video tutorial from Cathy of California
- Small loom tutorials
- Tutorial on how to make your own flower loom
- Flickr group for small loomers
Have other flower loom sources? Please leave them in the comments -- I'd love to check them out!