Astar's Craft: How To Make A Poi
How To Make A Poi
Things to gather
Maori themed printed cotton fabric - Spotlight have a huge range
+ Dacron for filling along with
1 roll each of thick red, white and black wool - if too thin, then double or triple
White plastic bag
Bread and butter plate as your template
Lay fabric out, then trace around the plate, and then cut.
Repeat with plastic.
Cut the string to ¾ the length of your arm, then make a knot at one end.
Take a big double page piece of newspaper and form into a tight ball.
Take a big piece of Dacron and roll around newspaper ball.
Wrap ends of wool firmly around ball.
Completed ball needs to be about the size of a tennis ball.
Wrap Dacron ball in plastic ring then use sellotape to bind and make secure.
Plait up wool until you have about 3" of string left. Knot off.
Cover ball in printed fabric and secure with a piece of wool.
You will need to make two.
(Broadcast 24 July 2012)