amy sia is an australian fashion designer based in london, who also works in textile design.
something about her patterns really speaks to me. i don’t know if it’s the colour combinations or the patterns themselves, but i love her work.
her patterns are colourful and painterly, with a touch of dreaminess and a hint of psychedelia. her work, to me, anyway, is instantly recognisable as hers. you may have infact seen her work around the internet in various places such as oh joy and refinery29. she also has some fantastic boards and a large following over on pinterest – a veritable print and colour wonderland!
if you’re a regular reader of this blog you may know i’ve been quite taken by wearing pom poms in my hair lately. this tutorial isn’t hair pom pom specific..but ..they look cute, no?
you can make them as big or small as you want, with as many colours as you want, and put them anywhere you want. they would also be good for putting on top of a present (like on my how to make a cute paper bow post) or you could make smaller ones for a necklace. fun for kids and adults too!
fluffy little versatile balls of fun! let’s go!
all you need is some wool and your hands! oh, and a pair of scissors to cut the wool. simple, huh?
firstly cut off a small length of wool to tie around after, about 6 inches if you’re making hand size pom poms.
then start wrapping it around your four fingers. try not to do it too tight or it’ll be hard to get off after. ideally you need to wrap it at least 60 times, but do more if you want it fuller. that might sound like a lot but it really takes no time at all.
take the length you cut off earlier and slide it in the middle between your fingers. if you can’t get it through, just loosen the wool from your fingers a bit by gently moving it up your hand. you just need to wrap it round once in the middle and tie a knot. then you can slide it fully off your fingers, turn it round and tie a knot on the other side too. you can repeat again if you want to be extra secure.
slide your scissors carefully in the loops either side of where you tied the knot in the middle. it will naturally curve round a little, so don’t worry. then chop bit by bit until you get to the top. repeat on the other side. then…
ta-da! you’re done! so quick and fun. do you have any creative uses for pom poms?
DIY – how to make pom poms the easy way! was last modified: 11:00 by laura redburn
often with crisp white walls, a mix of midcentury and modern furniture and lovely accessories sprinkled around, all with a minimal colour scheme. though i’ve noticed that, as well as the usual monochrome of course, red, blues/teal, and yellows seem to dominate when it comes to colour.
i discovered northlight a couple weeks ago & wanted to share their goods with you! as an added bonus if you’re a fan of the moomins, they have a whole section of moomin goodies. did you watch the moomins when you were little? i kind of want everything.
i had a good look through the site and wanted to share some of my favourite items with you.