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« on: April 15, 2019 10:52:48 AM »

I made this last year for a swap but forgot to upload the photos and tutorial until now.  My swap partner wanted a clip on tassel for her journal. 

To make one you will need:

  • ribbon/fabric etc cut to double the length you want for your tassel (so when you fold it in two it is the desired length)
  • embroidery floss
  • needle
  • fray check
  • a swivel lobster snap hook clasp (this one was 1 1/2" x 3/4", D ring inner width is 1/2 inch)
  • and a weight of some sort (not shown in this photo)

Thread your ribbons through the D ring part of the swivel hook to the halfway point.

Weight down the ends and gently pull on the hook until the ribbons are nice and straight.

Take a long strand of floss and make a tight square knot.

Wrap the floss around and around until it looks right to you.  Then tie another tight square knot.

Take your needle and thread it with one end of the floss and carefully thread it under the wraps so that the floss you used is now a part of the tassel.  Cut floss to length to match ribbons.  Repeat with the other end of the floss.

Now find something to balance the tassel in as shown in the photo and then fray check all the ends.  Let dry. 

Done!   Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2019 05:31:42 AM »

Very cool! Tassel making is so fun, what a great way to highlight little bits of left over precious ribbon and yarn. Thanks for sharing your process Smiley.

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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2019 06:01:18 AM »

So pretty and cheery! Thanks for the tutorial!

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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2019 08:52:32 AM »

Thanks  Smiley
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