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« on: May 27, 2006 11:57:40 AM »

well im quite new to playing poi but they are so much fun!! i have two sets now, a fun fur beginners set (for less bruises!) and this pair, the strings are detatchable so i can use them with both sets, i didnt make the handles.
my sister made a bag to go with a dress i had, i had some left over material and made poi, just string going right through a tennis ball covered with fabric and with ribbons attatched!

if you dont know what poi is and want to find out, go to www.homeofpoi.com





well im not good at explaining things, but ill try! its simple, the only trouble i had was figuring out how to cover a ball with fabric. and it is a LOT cheaper than actually buying poi, i dont know why they are so expensive!

here is a link similar to how i made http://www.thevenue.org/making_practice_poi.htm

what i used

2 tennis balls (or foam balls which are lighter and softer)
i used a piercing needle but you can use wire with a hoop at one end or a very long needle with a big eye and a skewer or something similar to make the hole
pliers
scrap material
sewing needle and pins
ribbons

1. mark the centre on top of both balls and use the skewer to push through (make sure to use a workbench etc) make sure you push through completely vertical

2. thread the string through the needle / wire and put through the holes, use the pliers to help pull through

3. knot the string a few times and make sure its secure by pulling string with pliers.

4. make a loop at the top of the ball about an inch long then knot a few times (this is what the split ring from the handle holds onto)

5. i made a hole in the material and threaded the string through then folded the material over the ball and sewed into a curved square-ish shape

6. once the ball was covered i sewed down the edges and any bits that stuck up

7. i made the ribbon into a cross and sewed in the centre to the bottom of the ball

thats it, you can buy handles or components to make your own cheaply online, there are a lot of good online tutorials too!

hope that helps!
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« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2006 12:11:02 PM »

Oh so cute, I've been wanting a pair of those, are they hard to make, or even better, care to tell me how to make em? I'm no good at figuring things out myself!
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« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2006 12:26:14 PM »

Those are so awesome!!  I'm thinking of making my brother a (slightly less pink) pair for christmas, any tips you have would be really useful.
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« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2006 02:00:27 PM »

ok, thanks !!!  Grin ive posted a tute!
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« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2006 02:41:06 PM »


 Smiley   Wink  Cheesy   Grin  - my reaction!
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« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2006 02:49:39 PM »

heheheh, yay! a bit different than matching shoes with handbags!
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« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2006 03:51:19 AM »


jo you should have posted a health warning with this whenever I go into your room I get wrapped round the nut with you swinging them about Tongue and the boys (and Dad) cant do it without hitting there silly bits.

I think the bags so cute though  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2006 08:12:59 AM »

hey! i'm just getting into poi, and i was thinking about making some today! talk about coincedence! could you maybe od me a favour, retty please?  Undecided could you take a picture of the handles? i think i might have some d'rings and hardware to make the grips, but i'm not sure... i cant tell what they're like from the pics. Thnaks heaps  Kiss

yep heres the pics, hope this helps
, home of poi http://www.homeofpoi.com/shop/listItems.php/27 is based in new zealand and you can buy components there, i think it would be safer to buy some proper handles (the material part) everything else is super easy



you will need a split ring so you can attatch your poi. and a swivel, these are good, it means the strings wont get twisted


the handle is made out of webbing material, like a dogs lead


mines have a double finger loop, you get better control and its safer



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« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2006 11:47:50 PM »

ah, thanks tons! by the way, i love your icon/avatar.... mmm, rammstein. and mmm, bill bailey....
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« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2006 08:03:09 AM »

yaaaaaaaaaaaay, thank you, rammstein are my favourite band, have you ever seen them live, best live band ever!!  bill bailey rules hahaha Grin
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