A little something that I call ” the felted toorie ”
or tourie (ˈtʊrɪ )
2. Also: toorie bonnet
C19: from Scot toor tower
Toorie is just a Scots name for the little ball that goes on top of many of their hats, often looking like little red cherries.
I just made a regular medium-sized pompom, entirely in Jamiesons Shetland Spindrift — color Sholmit. I snipped the fresh pom pom right off of the cardboard, then it went through a wild hot & soapy wash while being rolled in my hands, and ended up really bumpy , felted, and generally unappealing (you can see my tutorial if you want to see all the steps.)
Until you take scissors to it! Trimmed to perfection , it is ready for this tam.
Two tams are waiting back stage …. nervous, nearly forgetting their lines.