We’ve got together with Pom Maker to give you the chance to win one of three Donut Pom Makers this Wool Week.
If it was up to us the world would be full of pom poms. We’ve got a (not entirely) healthy obsession with creating them and find it strangely soothing to trim them before adding them to projects.
Now you can start your world pomination (sorry, not sorry) with a Donut Pom Maker. We’re giving away two in lemon and another one in strawberry, so take your pick. They’re made from solid beech wood and come with their own drawstring bag, plus instructions. All you have to do is enter your details for a chance to win.
But before you do that, we’ve got some handy pom pomming – it should definitely be a word – tips from Pom Maker.
- Choose the right yarn – thin cotton yarn will not work as well as chunky wool for making full and round pom poms.
- Choose a pom pom maker, such as Pom Maker, that allows you to wrap evenly along an arc. This will start you off with a good round shape that doesn’t require excessive trimming.
- If your pom pom doesn’t look full and round, simply try wrapping more yarn next time instead of trimming heavily.
- Tie the pom pom as tight as you can with a strong non-slip thread, such as waxed linen thread.
- Trim gradually. Start by trimming longer yarns a little bit here and there, rather than cutting any big chunks off early on.
The winners are Joanne Neal, Heather Stonestreet and Lara van Lelyveld.