Pom Pom Christmas Wreath

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The building where my workshop is decided to have a door decorating competition, so  this is my effort!

I have just taken delivery of Prym Pom Pom Making kits, so I thought this would be the ideal time to try them out.  The colours are not too good on my camera, but it is various shades of red, green and white with a few baubles from the tree and some gold bells to give it a bit of sparkle and I think it looks pretty good!

Large Butterfly Loom Pom-pom cushion

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By making just 2 motifs on the Large Butterfly Loom you can create this lovely pom-pom fronted cushion.

Loom used                           Large Butterfly Loom

Techniques used                 Knotting – Ladder & Cross stitch

Joining                                 Double Butterfly Twist*

Materials                             400g Aran weight wool

Cushion pad approx. 32x32cm

Scissors

Wire dog brush (optional)

Darning needle

 

Instructions

Follow Basic Wrapping and Knotting in the Instruction Booklet.

Front – Make one motif by wrapping 9 rows.  Use the ladder knotting techniques.

Back – Make one motif by wrapping 6 rows.  Use the cross stitch knotting technique.

Hold wrong sides together and using the Double Butterfly Twist* technique join the front and back together, when 3 sides are joined insert the cushion pad and complete the joining. (* If the yarn is too thick it is ok to use single Butterfly Twist).

To make the pom-pom effect, leave the first row of each edge and using a sharp pair of scissors, cut ¾ of the way through the side of each knot so the underneath strands are still intact. Using the dog brush, brush each pom-pom to make it fluffy.

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All Looms are available from my shop Croft Looms