Friday, July 17, 2009

Indigo Drop Tassel

Well after a long Gap i finally managed to make another Tassel from the Book.Its the Indigo drop Tassel which is unusual because it doesn't have a skirt but consists to two beautiful shaped mold covered with silk threads.
The top mold was first covered by a fine silk and gold cord which i found in a nearby yarn store.and then i made three fine cords from silk threads and using the technique "Striping" i covered the upper mold with them dividing it in four equal halves.
after that i covered the bottom mold with silk threads after first making the warp of 20 threads in each blue and gold color and divided the bottom mold into eight equal halves.
after that i passed the main cord from the bottom mold and took it out through the upper mold thereby joining the two molds.after that made a simple small tassel of the leftover threads and attached it to the lower mold.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

First Tassel from the Book

After some reading through the book i finally made my first project from the tassels book.Its the first one simple soft Tassel.The very basic one ,i Used the skeins from my mom's old collection which she is not using anymore and after some cutting and cord making finally shaped it into a Tassel.I was very pleased the way cord looked.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Some more Old tassels

Here are some of the tassels that i had made in the previous years.

My most recent keyholder Tassel

Just before the book came i refurbished my old key tassel to give it a new look ,as the old one had too much of white threads in it ,i never liked it much as i wanted to show the mutiple colores which made the underskirt here are the old and the new tassel.
I am very much pleased with the Ruff around the neck of the Tassel .
I tried using different techniques ,for example with crochet but in the end i saw this ribbon and started threading a running stitch through it so when i pulled at one end the ribbon started gathering at the other end and made a nick thick braid.It covers the joining point of the skirt very beautifully and adds weight to the overall look of the tassel.

The Tassels book

This is my First post ,I'll be continuing my blog posts more regularly after my exams in Feburary,Till then i can post randomly all about my Craft experiments.
I got my long awaited book "The Tassels book" by Anna Crutchley yesterday finally.Its really a wonderful book ,and describes in detail the construction of different types of tassels ,i have skimmed through the book and read the basic techniques so far and i hope to make each and every tassel given in th
e book.
I got the book with the help of my dear Friend Janis saunders of ,who has been a great help throughout these past few years.