Vintage Flower Looms and Projects You Can Do With Them

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Flower Looms

Today is about vintage Flower Looms. If you’re into vintage crafts I’m sure you’ve seen these little plastic looms around.

I found the cutest Lamb embroidery kit that included the Studio Twelve Multi-Flower Loom. I have it listed in my store on Ebay right now. It’s adorable and started me thinking about all the projects you can do with a flower loom.

 

Lamb Instant Stitchery Kit - Vintage Crafts and MoreLamb Instant Stitchery Kit Flower Loom Included - Vintage Crafts and More

Now I know I have a vintage booklet on them around here somewhere but I can’t find it at the moment. So I started doing some searching and turned up several good sites that talk about Flower Looms.

Flower Looms on Pinterest

Of course, Pinterest is the first to come up in search with it’s very own page of Flower Loom projects. Sample below:

Pinterest Flower Looms - Vintage Crafts and More

Links to Find Out More About Flower Looms

The website Knitting-and.com has several pages I’d like to share, the first is a page of links to Flower Loom and Other Small Loom Tutorials. You can find just about everything you need to know about looms on this page.

Besides the tutorial page she has a PDF download for a 1937 Fleischer Flower Loom Creations booklet on the site as-well-as an original Studio Twelve Multi-Fleur Fun Projects booklet to download.

You can find numerous vintage looms on Ebay. Here’s a link to a search for them.


And Amazon has one from Clover called a Hana-Ami Flower Loom 6 Shape Set

It’s nice because it includes 6 Shapes; 3 round, 2 square and 1 hexagon with a base, cover, centering loom, and tapestry needle all packaged to fit together easily to store.

 

The Craftstylish website has a tutorial on How to Make Flowers Using a Vintage Flower Loom with some terrific photo shots to craft along with. She uses a type of Raffia with the brand name Swistraw to make her flower.

To round out this post on vintage flower looms I found a couple of books on Amazon that looked interesting.


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Free Vintage Embroidery Pattern for Hand Stitching

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Welcome to this Friday’s VTNS Fan Freebie!

Today’s embroidery image is taken from a Godey’s or Peterson’s Ladies Magazine. The magazine is most likely from the 1800’s. It was a loose sheet so I don’t have the exact date of the pattern.

Antique Floral Embroidery Pattern for Edging - Vintage Crafts and More

The page states, “Embroidery for Infant’s Robe”. There are several stitches you could use to fill the pretty petite flowers, leaves and dots; lazy daisy, satin stitch and french knots to name a few. This earlier post has a how-to page of embroidery stitches included.

By right clicking on the image you can choose to “Save Image As” or click on the image, it will open in a new window to print or save for later.

If you like this page, be sure to share it with your friends and like our Facebook Fanpage so you can get updates every time we post new patterns. Please share your favorite needlework hints, tips and projects in the comments below or with us on Facebook.

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Quilting Flower Design that can be used for Quilts, Embroidery or a Coloring Page

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Today I’m sharing a beautiful floral quilting design cut from a newspaper that can be used for embroidery or a coloring page as well. Done by Eveline Foland, it’s not dated but most likely from the 1930’s.

This design is beautiful in quilting, either for silk cushions or as a quilting design for the plain blocks of a pieced or appliqued quilt. If it is too large for your blocks omit a leaf or blossom.  It may be repeated and quilted into a border. When used for silk cushion it is distinctive. Any quilt fan will find many ways to use the design. Just a hint is enough.

Floral Quilting or Embroidery Design Vintage Crafts and More
To save this design, simply click on the image above. It will open in a new window and there you can use the right click menu to “save image as” or print using your computer’s options. You can also use the green print friendly button at the bottom of this post.


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Bring Summer Indoors – A Carnation Crochet Pattern – VTNS Fan Freebie

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Welcome to this Friday’s VTNS Facebook Fan Freebie!

It’s not quite summer yet, but to get ready, use this vintage Carnation Crochet Pattern to bring a bouquet indoors.

Vintage Crafts and More - Crochet Carnation Pattern

From a 1946 Star Book Treasure Chest of Crochet, this quick and easy crochet pattern will be done and planted on your table in no time.

Vintage Crafts and More - Crochet Carnation Pattern Instructions

The American Thread Company’s Sillateen Sansil crochet thread is discontinued. It is a 2-ply 100% cotton. Some times you can find the original thread on eBay or you can use an equivalent 2-ply.

Experiment with different yarns too. It’s really up to you and how you’d like your carnation to look. For this pattern you’ll need40 yards of colored thread to make one flower and a No. 5 Steel Crochet Hook.

I found this helpful 2 minute YouTube video crochet tutorial by eHow that explains the Difference Between 2-ply and 4-ply Cotton Thread.

Carnations Antique Images Blogspot

Carnations Clip Art from Antique Images Blogspot

Carnations come in all kinds of colors so it’ll be fun deciding what color crochet cotton to use.

Here’s the one page PDF file to download for later:

Crochet Carnations Pattern PDF

You’ll need the Adobe Reader software on your computer to read the PDF file. Most computers come with it, but it is free and can be found here.

Download Instructions: Right-Click the link and select either “save target as” or “save link as” depending on what browser you are using or simply click on it and save or print.

Enjoy!

Vintage Colonial Woman Free Embroidery Transfer Pattern – VTNS Fan Freebie Friday

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Welcome to the VTNS Fan Freebie Friday pattern!

Today we are sharing some information on a tried and true needlework art form that’s been around a long time, embroidery transfers. Some even dating back to the 16th century. Examples of ancient transfers can be found on the Internet and are great for use on historical clothing. This article about Historical Embroidery on Mary Corbet’s Needle ‘n Thread page goes into detail about it.

When you think of iron-on transfers there are several companies that come to mind right away, Aunt Martha’s, Workbasket, Vogart and there were many more that have come and gone.Vintage Crafts and More Vogart Pillowcase Embroidery Transfers

Vogart did many of the Days of the Week transfers and pillowcase motifs. It’s no longer in business. In 1990 they filed for bankruptcy and some of their assets were taken over my other companies. You can find out more about the history of Vogart in this article.

 

Vintage Crafts and More Workbasket Transfers
Workbasket magazines included an impressive fold out page of transfers in each issue. If you’ve been looking for a certain pattern that was in a Workbasket magazine, but can’t remember what issue you saw it in, this extensive search able database will help you find it. A lot of hard work went into this Workbasket Magazine Table of Contents.

Vintage Crafts and More Aunt Marthas Embroidery Transfers Peacock

 

 

Aunt Martha’s is still making transfers, although many of the older designs have been retired, making the vintage transfers a fun find. Colonial Patterns manufactures the new designs under Aunt Martha’s that can be found today.

 

 

Vintage Crafts and More Butterick Embroidery Tranfers 1920s
Many of the large sewing companies also offered and are still offering transfers. Butterick especially has some nice transfers I’ve seen from the 1920s.

Before the 1950s many transfers were perforated patterns rather than iron-on. Perforated patterns required that a powder be forced through the tiny holes on the patterns. Those that have a raised ink design are called Numo transfers and were meant to be used only once. The red flat ink transfer, like Workbasket, could be carefully used several times.

In an earlier article on this blog about transfers you’ll find a link on how to transfer the free patterns we’ve shared called the Five Methods for Marking an Embroidery Pattern on Fabric.

To see embroidery transfer items our VTNS members have a available now click here.

If you embroider any of the free transfer patterns or one of your own, please share them on the VTNS Facebook Fanpage.

Now for today’s download. One I’m sure you’ve seen before. The Colonial Woman, Lady or Girl comes in many different variations and was used many times as a pillow case edge along with some crochet. This one has floral detail and she’s in a beautiful dress and hat:

Colonial Woman Embroidery Transfer Pattern with Floral Detail

Enjoy!

The pattern is in PDF format so to download it you’ll need the Adobe Reader software on your computer. Most computers come with it, but it is free and can be found here.

Download Instructions: Right-Click the link and select either “save target as” or “save link as” depending on what browser you are using or simply click on it and save or print.

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Make Your Own Designs – Antique Floral Embroidery Patterns

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Welcome to the VTNS Fan Freebie Friday! Today we’re providing a couple pages of pretty flower embroidery patterns from 1917.

The delightful art of embroidery has been taught to young women for ages. Most items are done using already made patterns that although beautiful and eye-catching leave no room for using your own imagination. If you’re interested in making your own designs, with the patterns provided today you’ll be able to do that.

By arranging and transferring the flower patterns onto your fabric of choice you can come up with your very own design. They can be as intricate or as simple as you’d like. From something like the sample below to using one flower to adorn the corner of a vintage hankie.

Make Your Own Designs - Antique Floral Embroidery PatternsYou’ll need to print out and then copy the patterns onto your fabric. Here is a good article on About.com on Five Methods for Marking an Embroidery Pattern on Fabric.

Your choice of material will depend on the item you’d like to make and embroider. Whether it is for every day use or a pretty bonnet for a baby.  You can find many ‘ready to embroidery’ items available today or use a vintage item you’ve found.

To use these patterns you will need at least an elementary knowledge of embroidery stitches, but they aren’t too complicated that you wouldn’t be able to quickly learn how to do them.

There are many places on the internet that feature a how-to on stitches as-well-as YouTube videos you can watch and follow along as the person makes the stitch. Just do an internet search on the stitch you’d like to learn more about. In an earlier blog post we discussed some Important Embroidery Stitches.

Some of the stitches you’ll need to know are: Daisy, French Knots, Buttonhole, Chain or Stem, Satin, Coral or Feather, Double Back, Romanian or Fish-Bone, and Fern.

The instructions will point out the best stitch to use for each flower. The color of the embroidery thread and whether it is cotton or silk, is up to you.

So have fun and let us know what you come up with by sharing it on the VTNS Facebook Fanpage.

Here are the pages to download:

Antique Embroidery Flower Patterns and Instructions

You’ll need the Adobe Reader software on your computer to read the pdfs. Most computers come with it, but it is free and can be found here.

Download Instructions: Right-Click the link above and select either “save target as” or “save link as” depending on what browser you are using or simply click on it and save or print.


Enjoy!