I do love a pom pom. Little B and I have had a fabulous time making little creatures with spare wool. Here is our little Penguin – so cute. Making pom-poms is so much easier than when I was a gal. Threading wool through a cardboard doughnut for hours on end would never induce you to make a garland or hair-band.
The new pom-pom makers are a complete boon when it comes to creating the fluffy spheres. When Kirstie Allsop featured them on her craft programme, retailers sold out of them within hours. I did a quick tutorial of how to use a pom-pom maker here.
Recently I was browsing the gorgeous Mollie Makes Handmade Wedding magazine and was inspired by some mohair pom-pom garlands. I knew I just had to make them for my friend Lucy, who is the most amazing photographer. (More about Lucy in the next few weeks). I think a pom-pom garland would make a great decoration for a winter wedding. Such a pretty idea.
Making pom-poms with mohair yarn is so satisfying they are like little baby chicks of colour – SO FLUFFY
If you are similarly obsessed and would like to pom for charity, Kirstie Allsop is attempting to break a world record using pom-poms. Simply make 3 or more pompoms, tie them together and attach your name, then either drop them off at your local Hobbycraft store or bring them to the Handmade Fair this September. Hobbycraft stores across the country will also be holding ‘pomination workshops’ during the summer holidays for children to join in the fun. Check out the website here for more information.
Worth mentioning is that Let’s Get Crafting magazine are giving away a pom-pom maker in their current issue so if you have yet to experience the modern way of making these fluffy beauties check it out!