The Basics of a Pom Pom
We all made the cardboard disc poms at primary school. But to be honest they were pretty time consuming and quite fiddly. This method is super easy and super quick. Set two chairs a distance apart, or use a table (the further apart the chairs the more poms you’ll be making) and start wrapping your wool around the chair legs. Use less wool for the tiny poms and more wool for the bigger as you want them to be nice and dense.
Once you have completed the winding, tie off the end of the wool around the chair leg. Cut even lengths of embroidery thread (15cm is perfect) to secure the poms and start tying them around your wool skein to create even sections. And tie really tight because this holds the final pom pom together. Each section will become the diameter of your pom poms so just use your eyes to calculate the size.
Once you’ve tied all your threads, you can cut the end of the wool skein from the chair legs. Now make a neat cut through the wool at the centre of each of your sections, the thread is now at the centre of each bundle of wool. Fluff out the wool around the centre to make a pom pom. And for a final flourish steam them over a kettle to make a fully rounded ball.