Thursday, 28 February 2013

Sunday, 24 February 2013

PomPom in progress

Here are some shots of a PomPom in progress
Finished wrapping

Partially cut through

Ready to remove the cardboard
Final PomPom ready for trimming

If you need some help with how to make a PomPom, look at our instructions page.  If you are still stuck, email and we will be glad to help!

Friday, 22 February 2013

Make us a PomPom please!

Balfron PomPom Blossom Festival

As part of the inaugural FABFEST! in Balfron, Stirlingshire in June 2013, the Balfron PomPom Blossom Festival is going to cover the village in hand-crafted pompoms.  The brain child of artist, Gillian Cooper, these pompoms large and small are going to be hung from trees and transform the village into a multi-coloured sensory experience.  Each pompom will have a little tag attached with the maker’s name and website/email and also a single word, supplied by the maker and will be photographed and added to this PomPom Festival blog. The PomPoms will be big and small; made traditionally from wool or from other materials. Some of the PomPoms will also be made in a less literal way and be some kind of hanging to be suspended from a tree.

We need YOU to help.  We need hundreds, no thousands, of pompoms to make this a stunning visual experience.  PLEASE MAKE US A POMPOM!  Please send as many PomPoms as you can to: Balfron PomPom Blossom Festival, 21 Greek Thomson Road, Balfron G63 0RE. Donations of wool will also be gratefully received! Everyone who takes part will be acknowledged on our blog.  If you enclose a SAE we will try to return the PomPom at the end of the Festival in July 2013.  If you don’t want your PomPom returned, we will auction it later in the year to raise money for other arts projects run by FAB Arts.
If PomPom making is a distant memory for you, we have PomPom kits with full instructions for £5, alternatively you can sponsor a PomPom and still be part of the Festival.
For more information, email or call 07939 092790. 
FABFEST! and the Balfron PomPom Blossom Festival are being run by FAB Arts, a grassroots not-for-profit arts group based in Balfron, rural West Stirlingshire.