A couple of months ago I booked myself onto an Easter Pom Pom Wreath workshop hosted by Christine Leech from Sew Yeah (https://sewyeah.co.uk/). I was really looking forward to it because I’d seen so many handmade wreaths on Instagram at Christmas and I really wanted to make my own. So then when the country went into lockdown a few weeks ago I was gutted that I wouldn’t be able to attend.
Imagine my delight when I received a message from Christine asking if I would still like to participate in an online class and that she could post me the supplies! I of course immediately said yes and duly received an exciting parcel through the letterbox. Included in the parcel was:
- Wreath base
- Pom pom makers
- Giant yarn
- Several small balls of various coloured wool
- Sheets of felt
- Felt balls
Despite being extremely excited to make my wreath I actually ended up not being able to log on for the online workshop, however the lovely Christine made some videos and shared them on IGTV showing how to cover the wreath base and several pom pom tutorials to create a range of different patterns and effects including speckles, stripes and even a flower, plus a tutorial on trimming. I was amazed at how much trimming you should do to get your pom poms looking their best.
I followed the tutorials online so that I was all caught up and then the following week I joined a second Zoom meet up where Christine showed us how to construct our wreaths and how to create little leaves and flowers out of the felt, balls and sequins. It was so lovely to hang out with all the other creative ladies and do our crafting together and to see what their creations were like. Despite all receiving the same instructions everybody’s wreaths turned out so different!
The wreath was so easy to make and Christine’s instructions are so easy to follow. She has even shared some videos on creating your own base and pom pom makers if you can’t get hold of any so it’s definitely worth checking out her IGTV. Pom poms are such a great way to use up scraps of yarn as well so if you have lots of leftover bits lying around then give it a go.