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Suggestion. Get the cardboard rings and the wool, and go for it while you are watching television.
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On 2006-08-18 20:00, Bill Palmer wrote:
Suggestion. Get the cardboard rings and the wool, and go for it while you are watching television.




Second that.
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That's one of the best times there is to make props that require tedious work. Just don't use too sharp a needle and thrust it thrice three thousand times through the thick of your thumb.

Try saying that while you are sober.
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The most tedious part of making these things is that you don't really know how much yarn it will take until you are done. So, what you have to do is start with a lot of it, and each time you pass the end through the rings, you have to pull the entire length through to the other side.

If anyone has found a simpler way, I'd like to know.

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On 2006-08-19 00:14, Michael Baker wrote:
The most tedious part of making these things is that you don't really know how much yarn it will take until you are done. So, what you have to do is start with a lot of it, and each time you pass the end through the rings, you have to pull the entire length through to the other side.

If anyone has found a simpler way, I'd like to know.

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Hi Michael,

I have found it possible to use about six foot lengths. You will be trimming the ball at the end anyway. ...and it does take a few lengths! Smile

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(the sound of Michael slapping his forehead...)
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On 2006-08-19 09:55, Michael Baker wrote:
(the sound of Michael slapping his forehead...)


...too funny...I was doing the same thing Michael, when one broke...that is how I stumbled upon the idea! Also, Pringles potato chip lids make perfect rings to use instead of the cardboard.

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At cloth stores they sell plastic Pom Pom rings. These work real well and they won't collapse. I remember making about six ball before I got it right.

I used a dress sock for the bag.
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Off topic -- what kind of banjer is that you got in the pitcher?
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On 2006-08-19 13:31, Ronnie Ramin wrote:
At cloth stores they sell plastic Pom Pom rings. These work real well and they won't collapse. I remember making about six ball before I got it right.

I used a dress sock for the bag.


Hi Ronnie,

What size Pom Pom rings to you buy? ... and what size balls do they end up being?

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What size Pom Pom rings to you buy? ... and what size balls do they end up being?



That's one of the tricky parts. The finished ball will be somwhere between the outside diameter of the rings and the diameter of the hole in them. The closer you trim to the hole, the firmer and tighter the ball will be, but too far and you'll cut the tie that holds it all together. By the way, that thread that you tie it together with should be very strong, very tight, and very well knotted. You don't want normal use to cause the ball to fall apart.

The larger the hole in relationship to the outside diameter, the more yarn you can wrap... the more yarn you can wrap, the firmer the ball. They need to be much firmer than what we normally know as a pom-pom.

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