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Weaving tips — making tassels

These little tassels are useful in various crafting situations, not only in weaving.
Use different types of yarn for different effects. For longer tassels, use a wide piece of carton or card to wind the yarn around.
In this example I have looped the yarn 15 times around my hand — you can of course do more or less loops depending on the type of yarn used or the effect desired.

Weaving tips — making knots

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Whether you have purchased my little weaving kit, or are just doing your own thing, at some point you will need to join 2 threads together. This little video clip illustrates a very simple and neat way to do that. You can leave the 2 ‘tails’ a little longer if you wish and then neatly weave them into the back of your work when you’ve finished — or otherwise you can trust in the strength of this knotting method and snip off the little ‘tails’ whilst the work is still in progress.

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Made by Hand

When you buy something from an artist, you are buying more than an object. You are buying hundreds of hours of failures and experiments. You are buying days, weeks and months of frustration and moments of pure joy. You are not only buying a thing, but a piece of heart, a part of the soul, a moment in the life of someone.

by Giacomo Cinque
'La Sartoria Antica'
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