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Novelty Yarn Pom-Pom

Length: 12 pages2 minutes


These detailed instructions include pictures that show you how to make a pom-pom using novelty yarns (eyelash, fur and fancy yarns).

The difficulty in making pom-poms using novelty yarns (eyelash, fur and fancy yarns) is due to the fact that the structure of the yarn itself is usually looped or woven. If you attempt to cut novelty yarn, as is the standard procedure for making bushy pom-poms, pieces of yarn begin to shed or fall off, and with some yarns the entire pom-pom disintegrates in your hands.

The trick is keeping the novelty yarn’s loops for the final piece—»No Cutting«—and you have to take care when looping the yarn around your fingers. You want to keep the loops parallel to one another—»No Overlapping Layers«. Your best bet is to work in sections of loops, so that you can separate the loops and shape the final outcome to give it the fullness and bushiness that a pom-pom needs.

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