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"Making Tassels" by Lady Ealasaid Mac al'Bhaird (known as al AERYN).


NOTE: See also the files: beadwork-msg, card-weaving-msg, Fngrlop-Laces-art, Kumihimo-art, Stick-Weaving-art, lace-msg, crochet-FAQ, Hallst-Tb-Wvg-art.





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Mark S. Harris...AKA:..Stefan li Rous

stefan at florilegium.org



Making Tassels Single Skein

by Lady Ealasaid Mac al'Bhaird (known as al AERYN)





  10 yard skein of DMC Cotton Floss or


Craft   Thread


Small   Wooden bead



Step   1


Cut   eight loops off of the skein



Step   2


Cut   the skein at the top and bottom of the


           loop into two equal lengths


Cut   the eight loops to form two equal lengths



Step   3


Twist   and ply one of the 4 loop strings



Step   4


Tie   an overhand knot and loop through the bead





Step   5


Put   the pieces of the skein into the looped cord on the bead and tie an overhead   knot above the threads.



Step   6


Fold   the cords over the bead and use the remaining four loops to create the neck   of the tassel.



Step   7


Trim   the end of the tassel neatly.



Step   8


Decorate   the tassel





Making Tassels Multi- Skein





  Several 10 yard skeins of DMC Cotton Floss or Craft Thread


Small   Wooden bead



Step   1


Cut   eight loops off of two of the skeins



Step   2


Twist   and ply the eight loop strings – either side by side or interlocked   (pictured)



Step   3


Cut   the skeins so the loops become straight strands





Step   4


Keep   one strand to tie the others together





Step   5


Cut   the plied thread into two pieces one twice the length of the other.


Knot   the cord and pull through the bead



Step   6


Put   the pieces of the skein into the looped cord on the bead.



Step   7


Fold   the cords over the bead and use a cord to create the neck of the tassel.



Step   8


Tie   the other plied cord around the neck of the tassel.




Decorative Fiddly Bits



Prolong   Knot


Instructions   here: http://www.ropeworks.biz/archive/prolong.html








Figure   Eight Knot (0n a Bight)














Monkey’s   Paw


Instructions   here:












Turk’s   Head Knot


Instructions   here:













Print Sources:


Tassels (Class Handout) HL Dyan du Lac Calendre (Properly Mistress Dyan du lac des Calandres)


Clement, Cari. Terrific Tassels and Fablous Fringe: Heirloom Accents from Modern Materials. Iola, Wisconsin: Krause Publications, 2000. Print.


Crutchley, Anna. Tassel Making. Hove, East Sussex: Apple, 2007. Print.


Taylor, Enid. Tassel Making for Beginners. Lewes, East Syssex: Guild of Master Craftsman Publications, 1997. Print.


Welch, Nancy. Tassels: The Fanciful Embellishment. 1st ed. Ashville, North Carolina: Lark Altamont, 1992. Print.


Online Sources:


Findley, Gerald L. "ARTICLE OF THE MONTH- Prolong Knot." Rope Works. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Aug. 2013.


Findley, Gerald L. "ARTICLE OF THE MONTH- Monkey’s Fist." Rope Works. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Aug. 2013.


Sekolah, Remaja. "Knots." Knots. N.p., 2001. Web. 16 Aug. 2013.


Wilbers, John. Figure Eight on a Bight. Digital image. John's Climbing Pages. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Aug. 2013.


Copyright 2013 by Sandra Geil, 1806 Martinique Drive, Arlington TX 76012. <alexsandraeryn at yahoo.com>. Permission is granted for republication in SCA-related publications, provided the author is credited.  Addresses change, but a reasonable attempt should be made to ensure that the author is notified of the publication and if possible receives a copy.


If this article is reprinted in a publication, please place a notice in the publication that you found this article in the Florilegium. I would also appreciate an email to myself, so that I can track which articles are being reprinted. Thanks. -Stefan.


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