Luckily the pictures were fairly straightforward and went something like this - open the arms on one side of the pom-pom maker. Wrap with wool and cut. Repeat with opposite arms.
Close the arms so your maker is back in a circle shape and cut through the middle of each half circle (like you would for the cardboard method).
Tie a piece of wool around the centre of the maker in the gap you have just cut. Tie tightly, pulling the pom-pom together.
Pull the two sides of the pom-pom maker apart to free your pom-pom and give it a final haircut if needed.
Needless to say I’m now slightly addicted to pom-pom making. So many craft ideas; watch this space.