Lesson: How to Make Patterned Pom Poms
Kick your poms up a notch with patterns: Sprinkled, Speckled, Stripes & Colorblock
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How to Make Sprinkled Pom Poms
Divide number of desired revolutions by the number of colors you’re using. Example: 150 / 3 = 50 revs. Place one tail of each color in a notch on your Loome and wrap all your colors at the same time.
How to Make Speckled Pom Poms
Choose a base color and wrap a base layer of just this color. Choose accent colors for your speckles. Add a few wraps of your first accent color or set of accent colors. Feel free to keep count of your revolutions.
Add another layer of your base color covering your first accent color. No need to trim off base color until the end. Add a few revolutions of your next accent color, trimming and tucking the tail when you’re done. Add another base layer over the accent color.
Continue this process until you’ve completed your desired number of revolutions, then head here to learn how to tie and trim your pom pom.
This is a really fun pattern that’s totally worth the effort. Play with color combos and number of accent revolutions! You can also mix’n’match & make up your own patterns! The best poms happen when you play with color and placement.
How to Make Striped Pom Poms
Add color blocks in a row on your Loome. When adding each color, lay your tail flat & wrap right over it rather than using the notches.
Head here to learn how to tie and trim your pom pom. Once trimmed, you can move around individual fibers to make sure your stripes are neat.
You can use this method to make evil eyes! Black: 5 revs, Light blue: 30 revs, White: 40 revs, Dark blue: 80 revs
How to Make Colorblocked Pom Poms
Color blocked poms start the same way as stripes: add a row of color blocks.
Tuck the tails as you complete each block and trim off any long dangling tails to keep your project neat.
Next, layer more rows of color blocks on top of the base layer.
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