By Steve Butler
What is it? – Have you ever had the desire to go head-to-head with Mother Nature in a flower making contest? Okay, maybe not. Perhaps you’re just in a creative mood and looking for some floral inspiration. In either case Clover’s Hana-Ami Flower Loom is just what you need to put those perfect petals in place.
It has almost unlimited creative potential and it’s just plain fun to watch all that creativity be realized with a beautiful flower that you designed. Most of the things we make with sewing, quilting, knitting, crochet or crafting can be elevated from very nice to truly memorable with the addition of just the right accent piece.
Quilts, hats, belts, coats, shoes, table runners, pillows, wall hangings, purses and bags are all creative beneficiaries of floral themes that mimic the genius of Mother Nature. But it’s not just any flowers that are needed. It’s perfect flowers designed for each unique application. All of our creative projects differ in purpose, design, fiber, texture, color or all of the above.
The unique designs of each requires equally unique and inspiring accents. Clover’s Hana-Ami Flower Loom is a multi-faceted tool that allows you to create at will. If you can imagine a flower design you can create it. Mix or match textures, colors, fibers, shapes or sizes.
The yarns, ribbons, fabric strips, raffia, cording or decorative threads you select will bring your flower to life. Copy Mother Nature or show her how it’s supposed to be done. It’s all up to you.
“Hana-Ami” Flower Loom
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The Hana-Ami is actually a set of tools that can be used to produce the flowers of your dreams. The set comes with a base that supports the looms that you have chosen to use for each particular flower.
A variety of loom shapes and sizes are provided and can be used separately or in unison as desired. The shapes included are hexagonal, small and large square, small, medium and large circle and a center post for partial petals.
Accessing all of the different looms and possible loom combinations in conjunction with a seemingly unlimited selection of fibers, textures and colors creates a virtually endless array of potential flower designs.
Let your imagination run free.
The Hana-Ami can take you there.
Step 1: Set the loom on the base.
Step 2: Wind the yarn around the pegs in a criss-cross fashion.
Step 3: Weave the yarn around each petal to make a center.
And you’ve got a flower!
How do I share it? – The Hana-Ami Flower loom is the ultimate creative flower loom.
To show its true potential, set the individual looms out on display with various flower designs in progress.
Samples of completed flowers as accessories to fashion, home decor and other decorative applications will be all the inspiration you need.
A Hana-Ami class is always a good idea and it’s a great way to use those spare bits of yarn, ribbon, raffia and fabric we seem to collect.
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