How to make pom poms in bulk

I have been working with Anna Roebuck at The Making House on a pom pom project for Voluntary Arts Week. This has required making lots of pom poms so rather then making one at a time I  have been making them in bulk using this simple technique.

All you need is some wood, 2 screws or nails, yarn, thread and scissors

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Start buy screwing in your screws in to either end of the wood

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Tie your yarn to one of the screws.

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Begin to wind yarn around the two screws

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Continue to do this for as long as you wish. The more yarn you use the fuller your pom poms will be

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I used several screws so that I can do several colours at once

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Use your thread to tie around the yarn. Tie this as tightly as you can. Each place you tie the thread will be the centre of a pom pom and will hold the strands in place

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Continue all along the strands. Different spacing will produce different sized pom poms

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Now cut  the yarn in between the tied segments.

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When you have cut in between each tie fluff up the yarn and you have your pom poms! They may need a bit of a trim to make them nice and round.

You don’t have to make your own board to do this. You can use items around your house like the legs of a table. Here I used a coffee table while at The Making House

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6 thoughts on “How to make pom poms in bulk

  1. Pingback: Extreme pom pom making at The Making House Part 2 | Rhea Clements Designs
  2. im totally doing this for my colour palettes and uni! present them through pompoms with colour weighting through different sized ones!!

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