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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 22 December 2017
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782216339
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 222x222 mm
  • Illustrations: 400
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP Price: £10.99
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Flower Loom Blooms

£10.99

How to turn spare yarn into 30 fabulous floral decorations by Haafner Linssen

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Book Description

Let your crochet skills flourish and turn your spare yarn into 30 fabulous flowers to decorate and wear

Welcome to the blossoming trend of flower looming! It’s simple, it’s quick, it's fun, and you can create a wonderful selection of stunning flowers from just a few scraps of yarn. 

This book includes detailed instructions for making 30 beautiful flowers, including a chart, written instructions and a large colour photo; plus all the know-how you need to make your own flowers such as yarn and colour selection, and looming and joining techniques. A template to make your own light-weight, sturdy card loom has also been added to get you started on your loom-making journey.

You can use single flowers as embellishments for a variety of accessories and garments, or join them together to make a wide variety of items: five inspirational projects have been specially designed by Haafner, from an elegant shawl to a gorgeous necklace, all of which are shown and explained in easy to follow step-by-steps.

Table of Contents

Welcome to my world
Chapter 1: Before you begin
Material inspiration
Colour inspiration
Techniques
How to make your own loom
Reading patterns and charts
Joining motifs
Turning a flower loom pattern into crochet
Chapter 2: Flower Loom Selector
Chapter 3: Flower Loom Patterns
Chapter 4: Pretty Projects
Templates
Index and credits

About the Author

About Haafner Linssen

Haafner Linssen is a blogger, instagrammer and crochet designer with a knack for flower looming. She loves the retro vibes of this amazing technique, and has developed a recognisable style classic pieces with a modern twist.Trained in cultural history, Haafner is interested in the historical background of the craft. She has contributed to Mollie Makes and her first book, Mandalas to Crochet (2016), is an international success.

Haafner lives in a cute old house, somewhere between Amsterdam and the North Sea. Visit her website www.byhaafner.blogspot.co.uk

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Back in the 1970s as a small child I was bought a flower loom for Christmas.  I had fun making flowers using up spare yarns and fondly remember a decorated hair band.  Now flower looms are back and better than ever.  Discover how to make and use them with this original new book.

Before going any further I need to say that to get the best out of both the loom and this book some basic crochet skills are a must. You can make the flowers and use them without, but as the photograph on the cover shows when you add crochet the results are more impressive.  There are many flower looms on the market but with one exception all the pieces in this book were made using Clovers Hana-Ami loom.  This features a base and six looms in various shapes and sizes together with a central peg and needle which all fit neatly together under a lid.  Full instructions are given on how to use this item, together with some excellent diagrams.  There are also refresher diagrams given for crochet stitches but if you are a total beginner I advise obtaining a basic book.  Before the projects there is a useful selector gallery which makes choosing a pattern fast and easy.  The thirty flowers are graded according to skill level and list the tools you need together with written instructions.  There is also a chart with symbols for making up, plus another showing the motifs attached and a large photograph of the finished piece.  Almost all the flowers use the same yarn type and crochet hook size so a lot of outlay is not required.  At the back is a page on making your own flower loom and how to make one out of card (also a good use of single use plastic) plus a couple of traceable patterns.  Notes are given too on resizing and how you could make a wooden loom plus a project featuring a larger flower and chunky yarn.  The results are beautiful and simple to make up, ideal for anybody fairly new to crochet and a great way of using up scraps of yarn.

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