So....how do you make a tassel? It's so easy, let me show you.
You will need
- a skein of thread in the colour of your choice
- a needle
...and that's it!
Here's how it's done. First of all, take out two lengths of thread approximately 15cm /6 inches long. To make it easy to see in the photos, I have used a contrasting thread colour. You should use the thread from the skein. Cut the skein of thread in half. Keeping the label on makes the whole process a bit easier ....
...take one of the 15cm/6" long threads and loop it through all the threads...
...tie a knot..
...loop it through again and secure with another knot.
Do not cut this length of thread as this is what what will attach the tassel to your project.
Taking the second length of cut thread, warp it around the skein of thread approximately 1.5cm/1/2" from the top (just eyeball it, it doesn't have to be exact!), tie a knot and wrap around to the other side and tie another knot (you can add a small dot of fabric glue if desired)....
Thread your needle with the ends of the thread you just wrapped round and push the needle through the middle of the skein (you may need to do each length separately depending on how tightly you tied the thread)
Remove the label and then cut the tassel to the desired length!
Voila! You've just made a tassel....wasn't that easy? Here's what it looks like using the same colour of thread..
Now to start looking for projects that require a tassel!
Until next time....happy stitching!