Tassels are not just for graduation caps. We've been noticing them lately hanging from the door handles of armoires and chests, where they add a note of fun and drama and invite touching. Coupled with a ribbon, they can make an attractive tieback for a curtain, whether it's hung at a window or at a shower. Most high end fabric stores carry a good selection, but why not make your own? The latest Threads Newsletter
shows how. Details, after the jump...
- Tie knot in cord.
- Wrap fringe tightly around base of knot. Sew, glue, or tie fringe securely in place.
- Turn fringe upside down over knot to cover it.
- Tie or wrap neck with thread and bury thread ends.
- Embellish if desired.
[Photo 1 by lodigs; How to photo: Judy Neukam, editor Threads]