I never made pom-poms as a kid. Recently, though I got a bunch of my grandmother's notions and there were a set of mysterious circle thingys, which are actually pom-pom makers in various sizes. One afternoon I made a shit ton of pom-poms to make up for all the missing childhood poms that never were. I feel like I've missed out for too long on the crafty magic these puffy little balls of string can bring. For the love of all things pom Sarah Goldschadt & Lexi Walters Wright have a new book coming out real soon (Oct. 1 2013) all about 'em, Pom-Poms! 25 Awesomely Fluffly Projects. It's such a bright, fun collection of projects for your home, events, and to wear.
The ideas are clever. Things I wouldn't have thought about and fell in love with instantly like the pop-pom cowl above, tinsel poms, and pom-pom piñata (below). I've now got more pressure building for that quilt I've been dying to make–there will be pom-poms!
Seriously love the "Wrapping Styles" section (above), which gives recipes for getting different effects like polka dots, speckles, and stripes. There are also instructions for how to make poms from cardboard, a fork, even your fingers, and other materials like tissue paper, t-shirts(!), felt, tulle, fabric, and even coffee filters are transformed into a dreamy, dramatic pom-pom.
Thanks to Quirk Books I have an advanced copy of Pom-Poms! to giveaway to one lovely reader (or handsome reader. Wait you can be lovely and handsome. Whatever. You, you.). Just leave a comment here &
I'll pick a random winner a week from today, next Thursday, Oct. 3. Comment ideas: creative descriptive words for pom-poms other than pom-pom (I don't think I've ever said pom-pom more than in this here post!), what you'd like to make, and/or your fave crafty story about pom-pom making...
p.s If you become a pom-pom master make me a sweater just like this. Please & thank you.
**10/3 The giveaway is now closed. Thanks for all the comments! The winner is Sandra of The Slow Catwalk! Please send me an email hello (at) miniaturerhino (dot) com with your mailing address.