Any advice/instructions on how to create a long neck around a tassel. I have a problem figuring out how to start the wrapping and how to end it . I like to make beautiful ribbon, or other fiber tassels, and wrap an interesting fiber or thread around its neck.
I have a good book - but for starters Tassel Making for Beginners by Enid Taylor ISBN 1-86108-062-x but it might be too easy for you - I do have another one - but its at school at the moment - so can't remember what its called
presumeably - any shape with centre cut out u could cover with the thread?
OOh - sorry found the book on another shelf - I think I really do have too many books
tassel making by Anna Crutchley - ISBN 1-84215-299-8
a gorgeous book
I once searched the internet for "making tassels" and found lots of websites with lots of good ideas (but also some pretty racey sites I hadn't expected!) Almost all the best tassels have a double head; that is, the first tie-off gets flipped and recovered with the strands so that it's thick and full. Many designs use a large wooden bead inside the head to make the basis for stitching and embellishing.To solve both problems of starting and finishing the wrapping, here's a tip: lay the wrapping thread down onto the tassel head with a loop hanging below where you will end the "neck,"with the end of the strand going up and off the top of the tassel. Wind the wrapping thread around tightly, covering from the top of the neck to the bottom of the neck. Tuck the wrapping thread into the original loop, and pull the other end up. The loop will tug the wrapping end under the wrapping and secure both the beginning and end. Trim both ends close to the wrapping.
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