Wrapping the yarn
l usually use 3 or 4 strands and wrap evenly back and forth 3 times finishing the end that moves to the second half wrap
Some yarns are weaker than others usually 2 strands is enough for tying tightly
but occasionally l use 3 strands....
By threading the ends through the loop end you can pull it tightly inside the groove before wrapping the ends to the other side and tying a double knot...the maker groove helps to keep it tight
Make sure you cut them long enough to tie and use
you never know what you might want to do with them after making
For now l'm trying the anti slip matting for the backing....can't see any reason why it won't work
But l'll let you know if anything crops up
I'm also tying the pompoms quite close but entirely up to you as how close you chose
they can be spaced side by side or staggered..depending on the pattern you are making
Hope that helps you pompom makers out there?
Still deciding on the pattern so a finished rug might be a while yet
8 Petal Flower Rug
The Large Oatmeal 8Petal Flower rug now has 3 rows of flowers complete and getting quite heavy and HOT...with the warm temperatures we are having just lately...not a good time to be making a rug me thinks!
so just doing a couple of flower motifs at a time
right now it's big enough as a bedside rug and l must say it is so soft to step onto in a morning with bare feet...but it is supposed to be for the craft room
At the moment it is only 3 rows of 5 motifs and the plan is for it to be 8 rows of 5 flowers..a whoppa
May be l'll say it is half made and just repeat what has been made already?
Hope it's drier where you are today..have a wonderful weekend everyone
Hugs to all x