December 11, 2009
How to make a pom-pom fleece.
Do you remember the little orange pom-pom fleece
in a post a few weeks ago?
I did some research to figure out how it was made.
Hope this little description is clear enough.
So, you need a wooden frame, the distance between
the nails determines the size of the pom-poms.
There's a space of 3cm between the nails on the example
up here. The height of the nails is also 3cm.
Start the first layer with a strong cotton, you can
see here how the yarn runs round he nails.
Make a ferm knot in the beginning and at the end.
After that, you start winding the nails with a thick
and soft woolen thread.
The more windings the thicker the pom-poms.
At the end, tie off the crossings with a fine strong thread.
The woolen threads are cut through in the middle.
Many thanks to O.M. :-), who helped me with the research.
The coloured photos come from an old Phildar copy.
The Geolite has probably become extinct :-)
Have a nice weekend!