Sunday, 17 December 2017

Rainbow is my Favourite Colour - Tassel Time!!

Hi everyone,

It's a bit Brrrrrrrrr here in Norfolk this morning - but it's cosy indoors so that's ok :o)

Last night, I made a rainbow ...

A couple of friends had given me a whole lot of embroidery threads, and they've been really useful for adding stitching and texture to various projects, but I thought it would be fun to have a go at making my own tassels. I started by cutting suitable lengths and laying them out in rainbow order, jut because I coudn't resist ...

I LOVE that, just as it is :o)

The tassel tops came from AliExpress, very cheap, less than a couple of quid for a bag of 100. You can see them in the pic below ...

It would be great to make some really fat tassels too - I must see if they have any chunkier tops. I think these would be great mixed with beads and whatnot to make charms for mini books and they're slim enough to add to scrapbook pages - I've seen jewellery made with them and they'd be cute on a gift tag too wouldn't they?

There are lots of tutorials on YT showing you how to make tassels in various ways, but this was really easy - just laying the threads onto sticky tape, rolling them up and sticking them into the tassel top. There is a little loop at the top which you can use to attach the tassel to your project.

What would you use tassels for? :o)

Thanks for stopping by today, see you again soon

Love Annie xxx


Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

These are so sweet! And I love the title too! So happy and bright! They would look great on tags! I usually order Chinese stuff on eBay, but I'll check out Alibaba.

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Just noticed that Alibaba is different from Aliexpress. They're selling the same things as Ebay, but perhaps even cheaper! Will definitely try them!