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the making of Flag Poi
One of the things I'm getting into at the moment is Poi Spinning.
I love the dancing side, and saw an amazing video and was inspired to make my own.

So a quick trip to the fabric shop (use something lightweight so it flows better and weighs less) and here we go:

Posted by Ellen from Perth, Western Australia, Australia • Published See Ellen's 10 projects »
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  • How to make a poi. Flag Poi - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut fabric triangles:

  • How to make a poi. Flag Poi - Step 2
    Step 2

    Sew up edges.

  • How to make a poi. Flag Poi - Step 3
    Step 3

    ...

  • How to make a poi. Flag Poi - Step 4
    Step 4

    Pull chain through all the way down leading edge and some way across the base, leaving some "flap" but making it hard for it to coil up.

    Ball chain works best, but I couldn't find any and I wanted to try anyway!

  • How to make a poi. Flag Poi - Step 5
    Step 5

    I used a safety pin to pull it through.

  • Step 6

    Sew chain on so doesn't slip while spinning.

  • How to make a poi. Flag Poi - Step 7
    Step 7

    Spin!

    I made finger loops out of robbon, and attached them with fishing spinners so they didn't wind up.

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Ellen
Ellen · Perth, Western Australia, AU · 10 projects
Theyre definately more from the modern, arty side of Poi than the traditional.

This qwas the video that inspired me:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yq6iIkUdf88
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Emily
Emily · Wellington, Wellington, NZ · 1 project
wow i havent even heard of these and im from NZ home of the poi. im not sure how accurate they are but i guess the name works. Super pretty tho.
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Comatose_Angel
Comatose_Angel · Pocatello, Idaho, US · 1 project
I've been wanting to try out flag poi. Now I can make my own. ^_^ Thanks!

What kind of fabric would you suggest? It looks like you're using some sort of tulle.
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Ellen
Ellen · Perth, Western Australia, AU · 10 projects
They seem to work OK for what I use them for... I don't do much though, and all inside at home, so not sure how they'd cope outside or in busy places.
My plan was to add a fishing weight to the ends if they didn't spin right.
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SyntheticStars
SyntheticStars · Eastleigh, England, GB · 31 projects
These are so pretty, but are they weighty enough? Very curious as I've never tried making my own! x
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