I saw this image of the Pom Pom Chair to the right probably 6 months ago by MYK. I felt so inspired by their projects using pom poms I thought why not make my own. Then started the Pom Pom Chair!
Firstly I looked on eBay for a perfect chair, originally I was looking at more quirky/older chairs but then this Ikea chair came up. The advantage is the covers aren't attached where as with most other chairs they are upholstered. I thought this maybe one step to far if I needed to learn upholster at this stage. I will save that for later. So one Ikea chair later bought for £25 and picked up a week later near by I was ready to buy the wool. Near where I picked up the chair I happened to go into Hobby Craft, a place I don't normally go into. There I found the colours I wanted to use for the wool. The Blue and the purple are Rowan Big Wool and the cream is Pampas, Wendy Mega Chunky. Although I love the colours of the wool used on the original chairs I felt the cream could get dirty and the bright colours was a little too much for me. I wanted something a little more subtle. So there Started the Pom Pom Chair
Obviously the next step was to start making many many pom poms. I bought myself a pom pom maker at £1.64 of eBay as I didn't fancy cutting hundreds of pieces of cardboard. They the pom pom making could begin. I was doing them constantly for about a week I think, every evening I would be getting fluff all over me whilst making pom poms. I even ended up making them on the train much to the other passengers confusion probably. Needs must though. I used different lengths and sizes of the pom pom markers to create the four different sized pom poms.
My thoughts were also lending to how to sew all this pom poms on when they were done, so I made two slip on covers one for the back and one for the seat bit. I could then sew them pom poms onto this later.
New Years Day - I haven't had a chance to continue this project for a while so is the day to carry on. Having made A LOT of pom poms I thought it was about time to start sewing them onto the covers I have made then I will be able to see how far they go and if I need more which I am sure I do. I have more wool but I don't really want to buy any more as its beginning to be an expensive chair. Hopefully one to keep for ever as long as I never get a cat,
The pom poming continues . . .