You may have seen the flower garland we made from cardboard tubes a few weeks a go. We were so pleased with how effective it was we decided to experiment further. This time we wove yarn oddments using the cardboard flower as a former, so pleased with how it turned out!
What we used
Toilet & Kitchen roll inners
What we did
- Flatten the tube
- To make sure the depth of the petals is even, use a lollipop stick or similar to draw lines across the tube and cut into rings
- If you gently squeeze the tubes back in to shape by placing a thumb and finger on each end, you can form a nice petal shape.
- Tape the rings together along the slope near the point, continue joining the petals until you have six and then join the first to the last.
- Push the bamboo skewer between two of the petals
- Tie on a piece of yarn and weave it in and out of the petals to form the centre of your flower. We changed direction after two rotations, looping the yarn all the way around the join before turning.
- When your centre is as large as you want it change yarn colour, continue to weave in and out until you reach the outside edge of the tape.
- Begin to weave the yarn around the individual petals. We used a figure of eight pattern trapping the cardboard inside.
- When you get to the point of the petal wrap the yarn around the cardboard loop a few times to cover the remaining cardboard. This is easier if you use a darning needle.
- Use the darning needle to thread the yarn back along the edge of the petal until it’s in place to begin weaving the next one.
- Work your way around the flower until complete tie the end of the yarn around the loop and then using the darning needle to tuck in the end.