Thursday 28 January 2016

Pom Pom Making .. with great results!

So much fun you can not stop .. warning it is 

As you all know last year (gosh that sounds like ages ago but it is not!) I bought a great multi pom pom maker when I was out and about and I showed you on here a picture of it.

Since then I have had some great feed back from some of you who bought one too.  I was yet to try it out properly and so I had a little go.

I have a great idea for some pom poms and what I can do with them so I thought it about time I at least started on this project by making the pom poms up front and then I can choose my fabrics and bits from there.  I have to warn you all it is addictive in every sense of
the word.  I could keep making them all day because is not stressful and it is simple but extremely effective.

So it is a pink metal frame as you saw in my earlier blog  ( picture above) and you wind your wool around and cut bits of wool to tie in between to form the middle of each ball and then you cut at equal intervals as you can see from the photo on the right.

So then when you have cut them you just fluff them up in your hands and the ones on each end of frame need a slight trim with
your scissors to make all the wool neat and tidy as the ones at the very end of each side of the frame have a little more wool to help them stay attached to the frame to begin with.

You just roll them around in your hand and fluff them and you have some great looking pom poms ...

I then went on to make five more in another colour to go into my box for my project.  You can make larger ones or up to 20 at a time in the smaller ones ... This is not just a gadget it is A MUST of pom pom making and takes very little time.  Gone are the days of two pieces of cards cut out like doughnuts and the winding, winding of wool through the whole in the middle .....

I am thinking of just doing some every evening and having a pom pom box !

Anyway I must away to my current stitching so I leave you with another picture of what the packet looks like for those of you who did not read the first blog or who thought it was something that perhaps would not work that well ....

Have a great day and as always Happy Stitching!


  1. I'm intrigued.............
    Julie xxxxxxx

  2. Julie it is fabulous truly ... I think it might be my next prize if I can find one, as I bought it in a shop in West Sussex but I am going to see if I can get one online....truly a great pom pom maker!

  3. What a great idea!! Like you say so much better than bits of card. M x