Hi All! Tassels have become all the rage these days. They’re on baskets, purses, jewelry, and more. They’ve been around since Biblical times, and have gone in and out of style since. Personally I like them and am glad they are back in vogue. I recently purchased a large and small Clover Tassel Maker because my self-wrapped ones were pretty sloppy looking.
I’m going to show you how I made these yarn tassels. This is my large tassel maker, opened to the largest size. It will make a tassel of about 3 1/2 inches.
I wrapped 3 strands of different colored yarn around it 8 times. I taped the beginning down, so I would have a nice tight wrap.
Then I took a separate piece of yarn about 9 to 12 inches long, and tied it around the center.
It has a slot at each end to help guide your scissors.
After cutting both ends, I gathered the strands and wrapped another piece of yarn around it.
I wrapped and taped a piece of paper around the tassel to help me trim it evenly.
And that’s all there is to it. I embellished mine with beads and hung them on baskets.
Pretty easy, huh? In this previous post I showed how I made embroidery thread tassels with a ruler. This tassel maker makes it easier for me, although many others may think a couple of pieces of cardboard work just as well.
Hope this was helpful.