A soft Mat made from Pom-poms
This mat is made from a non-slip PVC mesh, onto which the pom-pons are tied. Each pom-pom is made beforehand from acrylic yarn on a tool for making pom-poms.
How to do it
Cut the mesh to your chosen size.
Cut a piece of yarn to your chosen length and double it over. Place this doubled-over piece of yarn on the tool as illustrated. Now wind the yarn from the ball approx. 100 times around the widest of the two forks of the tool. (NB: this tool enables you to make pom-poms in two different sizes, dictated by the narrow or wide fork).
Tie the doubled-over piece of yarn tightly around the wound bundle of wool.
Cut the yarn open on one side of the tool. The tool has a deep groove all the way around to allow room for the blade of the scissors.
Tighten the doubled-over piece of yarn again and cut the yarn open on the other side of the tool. Tighten one more time and finish with a couple of double knots.
Trim the pom-pom to make it as round as possible. (Leave two of the long yarn ends for tying and cut off the other two yarn ends).
Tie each pom-pom onto the mesh using the long yarn ends of the pom-poms.
A TIP: Add a lift to an old pair of slippers by gluing on pom-poms or make holes in the slippers and tie the pom-poms onto the slippers.