I love accessories and I love accessories for accessories! So, I came up with the designs for three Royal PomTassel styles. I named them Royal simply because they all are precious and deserve a little crown (just kidding!). The idea behind these was to utilize a big portion of my precious leftovers, those small yarn balls that are remnants of the projects that I’ve worked on and loved. Each PomTassel style has a video tutorial that you can find on Alexandra Davidoff Studio YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOWH0hf1fFcB_nVpTrnDMXA
When creating these little accessories, think of my directions as merely guidelines. You can modify, add or subtract, coming up with your own unique Royal PomTassels. You can use different combinations of weight and texture of the yarns and beads, but for the purpose of this pattern I recommend the following: ANY fingering weight yarn to use for tassels, I-Cords and wooden bead covering. For pompoms I also recommend fingering weight yarn, but try to avoid pure silk, cotton and linens - it is very hard to make a lush, full bodied pompom out of those fibers. I love to add different textures, so I recommend Miyuki glass beads, size 6/0 and a focal point bead or a charm to use in each Royal PomTassel style. All three styles follow the same principle - they are built starting from the bottom to the top.
Royal PomTassel style #3 is 6-page pattern, has 21 steps in written instructions and photo tutorial + video tutorial online. The video tutorial for style #3 you can find by following this link https://youtu.be/bCJ9onRFWkk
Have fun making it and remember - the Devil is in the Details! Please share your projects with us on social media using tags #RoyalPomTassel and #AlexandraDavidoffStudio
SIZE: One Size
length: 10.75”(27cm) & width: 4”(10cm)
YARN: fingering yarn in 2 colors A & B with total weight of approximately 34g
NEEDLES: two US2 (2.5mm) ChiaoGoo double-pointed needles
NOTIONS: approx. 70 pieces of Miyuki Glass beads size 6/0, tapestry needle, bead needle, scissors, two large wooden beads with large openings, each 0.75”(2cm) in diameter, one large decorative bead, greeting card cut to measurements, small pliers.
SKILL LEVEL: Easy
Special THANKS to my friend Gretchen for editing this pattern and to my friend Patricia Renee for donating her precious yarn leftovers!