Pompomania by Christine Leech


Many of you will remember being a kid and making pompoms using just a piece of car and some wool, it was a great rainy day activity.  The process hasn’t changed over the years and it is a craft still loved by young and old.  Today you can buy various tools to help make your pompoms, including brightly coloured plastic makers and that is not all, now there are patterns that you can follow to create more intricate pompoms.

Whether you are just starting out crafting or have some experience under your belt, Pompomania by Christine Leech is a fantastic addition to your bookshelf.  With over 20 fabulous projects, Pompomania will not only guide you through making these incredibly simple, yet effective pompoms, but also give you a few reasons to get making, as if you needed an excuse.

From the basics of creating a Pompom and detailing the tools you can use,  Pompomania is filled with everything you need to know about making these fluffy woolen balls.  As you progress through the book you will graduate from single coloured pompoms to ones that use a number of colours.  Each project is beautifully set out and has lovely illustrations to help guide you alongside the clear and concise instructions.

It would be easy at this point for you to question why there would be the need for different patterns, you simply wrap the wool around the maker, surely.  You would be wrong, of course you can make the standard balls of fun but there are also more exciting things that you can make such as faux sushi, pompoms with flowers on them, emoji, Day of The Dead Skulls and much, much more.  

If you are looking for a new take on an old craft, something that can be made by any people of all ages and crafting abilities, look no further than Pompomania by Christine Leech, published by Quadrille.


About Author

Founder of Eclectic Enchantments blog, Erika has also been a beauty writer, fashion writer and Beauty & Accessories Editor for a large online magazine before starting Erisea. Erika lives with her dog, Hendrix and beautiful baby girl. She suffers with Fibromyalgia and CFS, among other illnesses which leaves her housebound much of the time. Her passion is writing.


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