Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Chapter 6. Simple Tassels

For this chapter we have to choose yarns, threads and fabric strips from our colour scheme to make a variety of tassels both by hand and using the sewing machine.

Tassels made by hand:




And by machine:


This page is from Tassels The Fanciful Embellishment by Nancy Welch and describes the Chinese Knot which I’ve used in samples 2 and 3

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I have loved this chapter and have been so surprised at the characters I have created in the tassels from simple rustic peasants and gypsy dancers to Irish jiggers. Wonderful.

Time spent – about 13 hours

All materials in stock