Learn to make Twisty Cords, Pom Poms, and Tassels - It's a great way to introduce yourself and others to the world of Fiber Arts!  And you can add photos of your PomPoms, Tassels, and Twisty Cords to our Philly Knits meetup album - https://www.meetup.com/Philadelphia-Knitting-Meetup/photos/28373267/

Image result for pompoms and twisted cords

TEACHERS: Have your students make 2 yarn balls, each a different color and each using 25 yards of yarn.  Next, make the 2 kinds of Twisty Cords shown directly below, then make your Pom Poms and Tassels.  But most of all....BE IMAGINATIVE & HAVE FUN!

Twisty Cords!

General directions:  Take one or more pieces of yarn, equal lengths, fold in half, knot together at one end, step on knot end with foot (or use a friend, doorknob, etc), twist tightly (holding onto the far ends), keeping yarn taut (i.e., extended, stiff, etc), put finger in the middle of cord, fold over, grab other end, keeping the cord taut, then let go of the one end shaking your arm up and down violently, smooth out the cord by running your hand down the cord, knot off at both ends & cut ends to make a tiny tassel of sorts.


  Step 1.  Cut 2 equal lengths of yarn

 Step 2. Tie a knot on each end.

 Step 3.  Hold down on end and twist the other end.

Step 4. Hold taut on both ends & fold in  the middle. For bigger projects, use a partner, foot, or door knob to keep yarn taut.

Step 5. Bring ends together & prepare to release yarn on the opposite/folded side. You can also "whip it" for better results and lots more fun!

Step 6.  Yarn will automatically twist! Like magic! Simply rub out any kinks.
     This design is called, "Hodge Podge" For a "Candy Cane" design, take one strand of yarn, tie the ends together, then loop through the second yarn and tie its ends. Follow the directions above
Steps 3-6

And now you have a "Candy Cane" Twisty Cord!

























Candy-Cane Twisty Cords!

   Image result for how to make twisted cords from yarn, instructions   Image result for how to make twisted cords from yarn, instructions


Fabulous tutorial for pom poms, no special tools required! | DIY beautify

General directions:  Wrap yarn around your hand (fingers, fork, etc) several times, take off, tie tightly in the middle with a strand of yarn, cut loops -not 2 long strands used to wrap pompom, and trim as necessary, affix to Twisty Cord (see below), shoes, bags, dogs, cats, mice, etc.


Making pompoms with your hands or fingers: 

Making pompoms with other aids (carboard cutout, toilet paper rolls, forks, etc.): 


Image result for how to make tassels, yarn