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5.0 out of 5 stars Better than the alternatives, July 25, 2010
This review is from: Clover Large Pom Pom Maker (Kitchen)
Up until I got these handy gadgets, I had generally avoided making pom-poms. Now that I have these, I'm back in love with pom-poms.

Using cardboard as my base was tricky, because the cardboard sometimes bent if it wasn't stiff enough or it would snag the yarn as I tried to remove the yarn from the cardboard.

I've also used the Lion Brand donut-shaped pom-pom makers, which work well, but looping the yarn through the center of the makers can be tedious, because you can't do it in one fluid wrapping motion as you can using a cardboard "maker".

So along comes the Clover pom-pom makers using the best of both worlds....1) fluid wrapping of yarn and 2) ease of removing the pom-pom. Not only that, it has a way of indicating when you have wrapped enough yarn...you simply fill up the C-shaped "arms". No more wimpy-looking pom-poms.

The Clover makers work similarly to the donut-shaped makers, in that two pieces are held and wrapped together with yarn, then the yarn is cut between the pieces and pulled apart. But the Clover gadgets differ from the donut-shaped makers in that there are two "half donuts" (or arms) to wrap. The two halves are snapped closed before cutting the yarn to form the finished pom-pom. Sounds strange, but it works really well.

I highly recommend checking out Cloverneedlecraft's "how to" video on YouTube. Also I recommend use of small sharp scissors for cutting the pom-pom yarn.

I have bought both the Large set and the Small set of makers, which gives me four different sizes to play with. Back in love with pom-poms.
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Initial post: Jul 23, 2011 12:57:18 PM PDT
lawra says:
I was dumb enough to throw away the wrapper before I got the instructions (how stupid could be ._. ) and I was desperate to find a solution in the web. Thank you very much for recommending the youtube video, now I understand how to use them. Thumbs up!!

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 3, 2011 7:16:31 PM PDT
J. Bass says:
You're welcome. Hope you are having fun making pom-poms.
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