Weaving Tools

How to use Clover Pom Pom Maker

Making Pom Poms on a Clover | The Weaving LoomI think I’ve become pom pom obsessed. They are so fun and easy to make, it’s a great mini break from weaving. I blame this obsession on the fact that I recently bought a Clover pom pom maker. I wanted to put together a step-by-step of how to use it with some tips for those who were wondering about this tool. And for those who don’t have one, I put together a step-by-step for a cardboard pom pom maker. It was too long to include both pom pom makers in one post, so I will share the cardboard maker next week along with tips, so we all can have fun!

When I first saw this pom maker, I was a little confused as to how it worked and there were just 4 general steps included with it which definitely helped, but I want to talk about it more in depth.

Making Pom Poms on a Clover | The Weaving LoomIt has a disk shape with both sides that pull out and away from the middle. Each blue side has two separate pieces. This is to allow you to pull a thread through the middle so you can tie off your pom pom. When starting keep your blue pieces together on each side and star wrapping the yarn you want your pom pom made out of.

I started with my string end facing out, because later you will cut the thread on the outside of each blue side.

Making Pom Poms on a Clover | The Weaving LoomWrap up both sides of the blue sides and then close the disk back up. Play around with the design of your pom pom. The more thread you wrap around, the thicker your pom pom will be. I didn’t add as much thread and my pom pom is more scraggly, but I wanted this for what I’m making. I added different layers of colors, but mostly white thread, so my pom pom will mostly be white. As you can see my closed disk has two different colors on each side, but when I tie off my pom pom the pink and the coral will end up next to each other.

Once your sides are both wrapped, but the threads with your scissors along the blue sides, then take a thread that you’ll tie off the pom pom with and pull it around the middles of the blue sides and tie a single knot.

Making Pom Poms on a Clover | The Weaving LoomCarefully open the blue sides, working them away from the cut threads on both sides. You can tighten your single knot if needed. Next pull the middle of your disk apart, it will come apart as two halves. Now you can double knot that middle thread, pulling as tight as possible. This knot will hold the threads of your pom pom together and if it’s not tight enough the pom pom will fall apart.

You’ll have two thread ends to hang your pom from, fluff and trim your pom to your liking.

If you’re interested, here is my affiliate link to the two pack that I got. (affiliate link means if you click on the link and make a purchase you’ll be supporting The Weaving Loom with a very small commission at no extra cost to you!)

Do you have one of these Clover pom pom makers?  Do you like using it?  After I figured out how to use it, I thought it worked nicely.

Happy Weaving!

Kate

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Abi
    May 6, 2016 at 4:00 am

    I knew that this was but I never tried before. It’s so simple! I think I’m going to look for and maybe will buy one pack! And I find for tassels too! Thanks!! Love your blog by the way 😉

    • Reply
      Kate
      May 6, 2016 at 3:46 pm

      Hi Abi, I also waited a while before trying this tool, but I’m so glad I did because the pom poms are really fun to make. Thank you for your kind words, you also have a really nice blog 🙂

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    MJ Cunningham
    May 6, 2016 at 9:06 pm

    I have spent another great evening going through your website and reading your blogs. What an education…and treat.
    I just copied your list of recommended documentaries. In those comments someone mentioned your favorite book list that you shared. I couldn’t find it but would love to see it. Can you help me?. Moloka’i is one of my favorites. Circling the Sun about Beryl Markham and The Kitchen Boy (about the last czar of Russia). are great also. Historic novels are my favorite.
    A question about yarn. Expensive, cheap, in between? Do you have a favorite place to buy from?
    Do you ever work on a really large loom? Laptop style?

    Good night!

    • Reply
      Kate
      May 8, 2016 at 7:07 pm

      Hi MJ, thank you so much for your kind words, I’m glad you are enjoying the blog 🙂
      Thanks for sharing the books you like to read, I will have to look into them because I haven’t heard of them yet and I’m always looking for something good to read. The post I wrote about books, was a list of three that I found helped me with my creativity and can be found here http://www.theweavingloom.com/3-books-to-boost-creativity/

      For yarn, my best recommendation is natural yarns because they have a better look and feel but use whatever you’re most comfortable with. I like to get yarn from KnitPicks, because they have a good natural selection at an affordable price. Then I will mix in hand-spun and/or hand-dyed yarns that are unique and usually more expensive. If you search “Weaving Wishlist” on my site, you’ll find all the yarns and other tools that I have used and recommend.
      My largest loom is 28 inch x 34 inch frame loom and I have 3 more that are various sizes smaller then that. I have not woven on a floor or table loom yet, but maybe one day.

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