Pom Pom’s the Word!

Pom Poms at Loop!Easy and fun to make, pompoms brighten up everyone’s day!

If you’re not sure where to start, this Pompom Project Kit has everything you need and makes such a lovely gift for a child, or anyone keen to make some pompoms!

The kit comes with a little project book, adorned with the cutest of illustrations by Australian artist Meredith Gaston. Inside are five ideas to make such as pompom mobiles, hair ties and cake decorations.

We of course had to have a go and have brightened up a corner of the shop with some pretty pompoms!

KPC PomPom Projects Mobile, Loop, LondonWe’re also especially smitten by the beautiful ribbon tags on each ball of yarn which is KPC Glencoul DK, a merino cotton mix.

Pom-Pom Project Kit - Mini Balls of Yarn! Loop, London

For some more ideas of what to make with your pompoms, new Decorating with Pompoms and Tassels gives the most stylish ideas. We really love the fresh and modern styling of this book, plus the host of 20 creative projects that ranges from cushions and fridge magnets to wall hangings and rugs.

And it’s not just wool! The book details the basic techniques for creating pompoms and tassels from materials including wool, paper, felt, upcycled fabric and leather.

Or what about an Adventure in PomPom Land?! Make some cute critters with the step-by-step guide

Now if you’re really ready to flex your pompom making muscle, Making Nice and Easy Pompoms will take your creations to the next level! Though written in Japanese, the clear diagrams will soon have you making the most original pompoms.

When it comes to pompom makers, we have our tried and tested favourite from Rico.

Plus heart shaped, jumbo….

Heart Shaped and Jumbo pompom makers

Heart Shaped and Jumbo pompom makers

and even an Extra Small Pompom maker for the tiniest ones!

For instant gratification, ready made pompoms from Mrs Moon add instant colour and cheer to any hat or accessory.

Mrs Moon Pompoms (Top-Bottom) Earl Grey, Sugared Almond, Pavlova and skein of Mrs Moon Plump in Rhubarb Crumble.

Mrs Moon Pompoms (Top-Bottom) Earl Grey, Sugared Almond, Pavlova and skein of Mrs Moon Plump in Rhubarb Crumble.

Every pompom maker, and every knitter actually, needs a good pair of scissors for trimming. We love the quirky design of these rooster scissors and just had to have them for you! New for this summer, there are smaller ones for little snips or a larger pair for fabric.

And one final pompom but of a slightly different kind, it’s Pom Pom Quarterly magazine! The summer issue arrived this week and we’ve paired some of our favourite designs with some yarn suggestions and colours for summer knitting….

This jumper or tunic we can imagine in the Eden Cottage Yarns Bowland DK, light and elegant for the summer months, but still warm for those cloudy days.

Eden Cottage Yarns Hayton (Top-Bottom) Rambeling Rose, Hyssop and Coppice. Loop, London

Eden Cottage Yarns Bowland DK (Top-Bottom) Rambling Rose, Hyssop and Coppice.

Everyone needs a summer shawl and this crochet number has us reaching for the subtle shades of Madelinetosh Prairie (ooh, and it’s a one skein project!)

Altair, Pom Pom Quarterly Issue 17

Altair, Pom Pom Quarterly Issue 17

Madelinetosh Prairie. (Top-Bottom) London Cosmopolitan, Calligraphy, Thyme. Loop, London

Madelinetosh Prairie. (Top-Bottom) London Cosmopolitan, Calligraphy, Thyme.

Another crochet number, a reworking of a classic stripy tee, we’d love to try in the ITO Serishin.

Tannery Falls,Pom Pom Issue 17

Tannery Falls,Pom Pom Issue 17

Ito Serishin (Top-Bottom) 108 Snow Gray, 104 Balsam, 102 Enji, 104 Logwood

Ito Serishin (Top-Bottom) 108 Snow Gray, 104 Balsam, 102 Enji, 104 Logwood

And lovely linen, courtesy of Quince & Co Sparrow, gives us the ideal yarn to create a floaty yet structured top, with a flattering handkerchief hem.

Trailbreeze, Pom Pom Issue 17

Trailbreeze, Pom Pom Issue 17

Quince & Co Sparrow (Top- Bottom) Eleuthera, Pigeon, Banyon, Sans, Pink Grapefruit.

Quince & Co Sparrow (Top- Bottom) Eleuthera, Pigeon, Banyon, Sans, Pink Grapefruit.

Everything is better with a pompom on top, so why not enter our giveaway to win a Rico Pompom Maker? Comment below letting us know what you’d add a pompom to and we’ll announce the winner next week on the blog. Make sure you comment before midnight GMT on Wednesday 25th May as entries after this date will not be counted.

Good luck and Happy Knitting and Crocheting (and pompom-ing!)

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27 comments on “Pom Pom’s the Word!
  1. Inês says:

    I’d love to add a pom pom garland to my Christmas tree this year!

  2. Hazel says:

    I’d make cute pompom animals to decorate handbags and towards the end of the year make pompom tree decorations, robins and baubles, and garlands and even a wreath.(It’s only May and I did not want to say the ‘C’ word too early) I love a good pompom because it’s my nickname or its my nickname because I love pompoms.

  3. Andrea says:

    Those pompoms are cute !
    Ill make a courtain full of pompoms in different colours to give a splash of colour to my white room

  4. Sara Hunt says:

    Pom-poms would look great on all my Toastie Toots baby knits on the end of the ties. I’d even add the tiny pom-poms onto my newborn booties and beanies! Would really love one of these pompom makers as I have been using a piece of cardboard!

    Xx

  5. Irene says:

    To all my summer bags and to my son birthday party!

  6. Irene says:

    To all my summer bags!

  7. JANET HORNE says:

    I would make a string of heart shaped pom-poms, for my grandaughter’s new heart themed bedroom, because she has definately got our heart.

  8. Nathalie Van Damme says:

    An Easter or Christmas tree full of pompoms!

  9. Aimee says:

    I’d leave a pom pom on the bottom of my work computer to cheer me up (and hopefully cheer up my colleagues too!).

  10. Julie M says:

    I would make tiny pompoms for tying round parcels.

  11. Linda Rumsey says:

    I want to add pompoms to my knitting bag to start with!

  12. A pompom bracelet for my granddaughter :)

  13. barbara stupp says:

    I apply pompoms to my felted bags….

  14. Sarah says:

    I’m currently knitting a Fica hat for my brother’s girlfriend that very much needs a lovely big pompom!

  15. Linda ORR says:

    My Pom poms are tied to the shrubs , roses and sweet smelling Jasmine in my garden. Colour all year round ….. And a bit of fun too ……!

  16. Bordergirl says:

    Pompoms for baby hats, adult hats, mobiles, blankets! Thanks for the giveaway.
    Happy Spring to Loop London!

  17. Louise McLeam says:

    I’ve just moved back from Hong Kong where KPC are, love their yarns as so many colours. I’ve just finished crocheting a blanket, but can’t seem to attach a photo to show you.

  18. Meriel says:

    I have a string of pompom bunting, rainbow with 50 different colours!

  19. Vanessa B. says:

    A Christmas Wreath of festive coloured pompoms. Beautiful to hang and keep for years to come.

  20. Fiona says:

    I’m pom-pom crazy, I’ll be adding them to literally everything I can lay my hands on starting with a handmade skirt for my daughter.

  21. Christine says:

    I’d add pompoms to the corners of my cat’s bed cushion. He’s mad for pompoms!

  22. Nell says:

    Pom Pom for my first stranded colour work hat!

  23. Sally says:

    I would make lots of little Pom poms to make jewellery for myself, for gifts and for my nieces, for them and for their dolls.

  24. Kathryn Heathcote says:

    Well, when I was 11 and started ‘big school’ in Leeds I had to get up really early and it was cold so I crocheted myself some nose cosies. They were little circular things on elastic and I kept them in my duffle coat pocket in case it was really cold. It was quite a lacy design so that I could breathe! 40 years on I still have the last surviving one in a box somewhere. I looked daft as a brush anyway, so I think a pom pom on top would have finished it off nicely. Perhaps matching ear ones as well – why not?!

  25. Nikki Phillips says:

    I love pom-poms! I made some large multi-coloured ones to hang on a tree in the back garden last winter to brighten things up.

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