We love the word pom pom—it's just fun to say, wouldn't you agree? Luckily, both saying and making pom poms is an absolutely entertaining activity. Pom pom an adaptation of the French word pompon, which traditionally refers to a small decorative ball made from fabric or feathers. For our Pom Pom Perfection class, Aleishall Girard Maxon of Studio Deseo taught us how to make pom poms from yarn.
It turns out that there's no single method when it comes to creating the perfect pom pom. Aleishall taught the class how to make pom poms a number of different of ways, including with a fork and with cardboard. She also showed the class how to make pom poms using a more sophisticated pom pom maker.
One of the most surprising tips that Aleishall divulged was this one: use inexpensive yarn. Cheaper synthetic yarn works really well for keeping the shape, better than wool!
Class participants used the synthetic colorful yarn to create pom pom garlands and mobiles during class. Another smart tip that Aleishall shared was to use more yarn when crafting the pom poms. This helps to make a tighter pom pom.
Want more tips? Come to our next class on March 22nd!