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« on: February 19, 2010 11:30:47 AM »

I have been trying for years to make pompoms that don't fall apart.  I have tried the cardboard rectangle method -- wrap yarn around a rectangle, pull off rectangle, tie yarn around yarn and snip ends.  I have tried the two donuts method -- wrap yarn around two donut-shaped pieces of cardboard (or plastic, since I have plastic pompom makers), thread yarn through yarn on donuts, tie, snip yarn between two donuts and pull donuts off.  Either way I get the same result -- a pompom that has pieces that pull out easily or just falls apart altogether.  I have tried tying a tighter knot.  I have tried tying more than one knot.  What can I do to keep my pompoms from coming apart??

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« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2010 08:27:33 AM »

I've never had a problem doing the poms this way, maybe you can try tying the pom in the middle with thread to really hold it tight and then putting the yarn around it.
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« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2010 08:01:39 PM »

I usually tie my pompoms off with embroidery floss and then wrap matching yarn around it (if necessary). It seems to hold tighter for me but I still get the stray clippings too.

I have one of those crazy donut contraption things - not sure that it works any better than the cardboard method.
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« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2010 02:04:40 PM »

thanks ... I will try embroidery floss.  It will probably make a tighter knot. 
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