This Week’s Theme: Yarn
Brazilian yarn crafter, Marisa Guerrero, of Kraft Croch, shares with us how to make this delightful over the rainbow pom pom. Using lots of very colorful yarn and some cardboard rings, she shows us how to turn your average, everyday yarn into a spectacular, playful mandala.
About herself she states:
I learned the technique of crocheting 3 D in a self-taught way via the internet, but the basic notions of crochet I was already carrying with me thanks to my grandmother Maria. Before my hobby / addiction to amigurumi, I studied journalism for idealism. At that time I thought it would be the best way to continue learning everything until the end of my days. Fortunately for that, you do not need a title! My work life is quite eclectic, but the layout and editorial design have been my real profession. All of the above: Amigurumi, journalism and layout along with my need to learn to teach have led me to self- edit a book of amigurumi patterns titled Amigurumi. Characters of crochet 11 VIP: Very Important Patterns.
From Handmade In Europe:
The word “pom-pom” is said to have originated from the French word “pompon” during the 18th century. At this time, the imposing Hungarian cavalry known as the Hussars wore what was called a shako, or a tall structured cap, as part of their uniforms. This impressive (but admittedly heavy) headgear caught the eye of regiments across Europe, including the soldiers of Napoleon’s army. Different regiments put their own trademark twist on it — some ornamented the caps with metal plating, others topped them with feathered plumage or a pom-pom. The color and shape of the fluffy flourish signified regiment and rank and was a source of pride for a soldier.
View more of Marisa’s yarn craft via her DIY page.
“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” ~ Maya Angelou