Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Tassels: How to make Turk's Head Knots

To make one Turk's Head Knot for a small sized tassel (ca. 5-7 cm long), you will need about 50 cm of gimp thread.

The gimp in the picture is made by myself. It took me about 2 hours to create one metre of gimp. I hope to post a seperate tutorial for making gimp sometime soon.
You will need just a regular tassel.
Make a Turk's Head Knot. I always find this tutorial very easy to work with.

I just make the knot on my fingers like in the tutorial and adjust the size later when I put it on the tassel. When the knot fits tighlty around the head of the tassel cut off the ends of the gimp, and pull inside.
The finished tassel!

5 comments :

cailin said...

thank you for tassels!!! I was just wondering how to do them... Anyway I will have to learn how to make gimp as well;) But your photos are really usefull:)

Isis said...

i'm glad they were helpfull!

Machteld said...

So nice!!! Please tell me how you did the gimp thread, I would love to start making tassels like these!

Isis said...

i'll post a tutorial (sort of) tonight, when i'm back home :-) i'm researching late medieva pottery at this very moment. well, nog, actually i'm being distracted at this very moment :-D

Isis said...

haha, i make to much typos :-) but whatever, the tutorial is there for all of you to enjoy!

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