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How to make a tassel 101: 

tassel-1-a

You will fold all three yarns at about 7″, it’s better to have more length for trimming, so don’t worry if it is a bit longer than 7″

tassel-1-b

Begin your folding

tassel-fold-1

Keep folding…a bunch more folding and don’t forget your tassel will be double the size once you fold it in half.

tassel-cut-center-tie

This will be your yarn that you use to attach the tassel to your project. For The Textures of Nevada Shawl I used 2 strands of the color of that part of the shawl.

tassel-tie-in-the-middle

Here we go! Time to fold your tassel…isn’t this fun!!

tassel-fold-knot

You got this now!! I use a square knot for my knots…knots are allowed! Happy knotting!

tassel-wrap

Now for the wrapping…you are almost done!! I use the yearn right from the ball(s) as I wrap and just hold my joining tie to the side, so it doesn’t get into the wrap. I wrap about 6 to 7 times.

tassel-secure-wrap

This is how I weave in the wrap ends! I go right down the center of my SNUG wrap and pull it into the tassel. I will do this for both ends a few times, as I want things to be secure.

tassel-trim

My favorite part…trimming!! Smooth all strands down and use sharp scissors and trim away. I will shake my tassel after each trim, so that any run away ends come down and I can snip them.

tassel-with-bits-of-yarn

For The Textures Of Nevada Shawl you can see I had very little yarn left. That will help determine your tassel size. Tassels are fun and this is just a basic tassel…you can use beads, braids for wrapping…it’s endless! Happy tassel making! BBK

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