Friday, January 23, 2009

Making Tassels

It's a rainy day in southern California. I didn't really feel like weaving today. But then I remembered I also needed to make tassels for the woven hipband so I decided I was in the mood to do that.

Making tassels goes a lot quicker when you use 3 strands of yarn at a time. So if I wrap the yarn 25 times around the cardboard, that's actually 150 strands in one tassel. Because each wrap makes 2 strands. Two strands times 25 wraps times equals 50 ends. And each wrap has 3 kinds of yarn so that's 150.

Or to put it another way. One wrap around the cardboard equals 6 individual ends once you cut the tassel across the bottom. So 6x25=150. Sometimes doing things is easier than explaining them.

2 comments:

Carrie Mullins said...

Love your blog! I'm trying to get into costuming ... I'm terrible at sewing but I'm trying to get better. I want to make a coin bra, ghawazee coat, a feather collar (a la Zoe Jakes) ... but I kinda get overwhelmed and I really don't know what I'm doing!

Lady Arwen of the Silver Rose said...

I started to respond, but the post got so long I just put it as the next entry. Happy sewing!