I have certainly been reliving my childhood recently! -Must be the effect the school summer holidays are having on me! I remember as a child, using a plastic loom to make these wooly flowers- I used to make hundreds with my Nan. They were great to sew onto knitted waistcoat of the time for that 70's hippy look!!
I discovered a loom for sale in my local toy shop a few weeks ago, so treated myself to one! I made several versions of the daisies, with yarns, fabrics and lace. I then took them along to a Textile Fair that I had a stand at, in Honiton, Devon. They sold out- I had meant to photograph them before I went, to add them to my blog, but forgot!
-So I have been busy again making some new ones.
Here are the vintage fabric ones. They have a mother-of-pearl button in the centre and a safety pin on the back.
I then went on to make one from French antique lace and a lovely button.
My 17 year old has also got the bug and has made some to include in her A level textiles project.
Oh' I love being creative- it beats housework any day!!!