Tying tassels is one of those things I dread doing but enjoy once I get into it. Once I zone out the entire process goes by pretty quickly, which is good because there really isn’t a quick way to make these things.
I start by making an assembly-line of sorts. First, each tassel is cut and tied in half:
When I have a decent sized pile (I think I had around 30-something in this batch) I’ll start wrapping them. I sometimes work in small batches of ten or twelve at a time to keep things more interesting.
Once they are all wrapped…
… it’s time to add beads.
Then, one by one they are sewn on.
Finished! With a few extra tassels to spare. (always a good thing!)
And it only took 3 hours.
But like I said… once I zone out it goes by fast. And this helps too:
11 thoughts on “Time for Tassels”
Amazing! Going to try this ^-^
But my question is
How do you make the green part that’s around the neck?
Thanks in advance ^-^
Basically the collar is three long braids sewn together. I put together a reference post here (https://desktopstables.wordpress.com/2014/04/11/arabian-tack-reference/) if you want to check it out. 🙂
Tassels are fun to make if you are only making a few. 😉
Music or soft noise allways helps! I literally CANNOT make anything without listening to something in the backround. If I don’t, well…
Lets just say it doesn’t go to smoothly! 😉
Oh, just one more thing. A question. What do you use for the bit for the arabian costume?
I usually use a snaffle bit made from jump rings and silver seed beads.
I’ve found that I’m most productive when I listen to Classical/instrumental music. I’ve tried watching movies but that always ends up more distracting than anything else! XD
Are you making a costume or just a presentation set?
It looks great! I’m just about to start making a costume. When I find the right coloured Turkish dolls rugs though >_>
Thanks! It will be a full costume. 🙂
Wow! Can’t wait to see! 😀