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Emily Explains: How do I create a removable pom-pom?

In this week's Amy's Thread, Amy shared a project she'd recently finished. It's a super cute hat designed by Misa Erder called Bubble Star. She used a clever technique, also used in Mary Jane Mucklestone's Fishbones pattern from Portfolio vol. 1, to attach a removable pom-pom to the hat. Want to learn how it's done? It is… Continue reading Emily Explains: How do I create a removable pom-pom?

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Emily Explains: Pom-Pom Bunnies

There are lots of legends and myths associated with the Easter Bunny. Some people believe this symbol is connected to Eostre, the goddess of fertility - and a possible inspiration for this holiday's name - who is said to have been accompanied by a hare. German settlers are credited with spreading the modern tradition of… Continue reading Emily Explains: Pom-Pom Bunnies

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Emily Explains: How To Make Holiday Trees!

December has flown by with work, friends and creative projects. I love the holidays so much, but this year I haven't had the time to decorate my home. I didn't even get around to finding the perfect tree until late last night. I got home from a long day of work and holiday worries and knew… Continue reading Emily Explains: How To Make Holiday Trees!

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Emily Explains: How to Make a Color Blocked Pom Pom

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of playful embellishments. I'm tempted to add fringe to everything! Needless to say, I loved the colorful pom pom that's sewn to the top of last week’s free pattern, Rist. I have been curious about making a color blocked pom pom and this design gave me the… Continue reading Emily Explains: How to Make a Color Blocked Pom Pom