Tuesday, September 28, 2010

TIPsy Tuesday - Link to Bow Tying

Tying bows is the main thing that causes most of us crafting frustration. Here is a link to a great bow and knot tying video on Dawn McVey's blog.  I found this via Kristina Werner's blog and wanted to pass it along.  Also I've included a few things that work for me when tying knots and bows.

Notes on tying bows and knots: 
  • Often I find I like my knots better when I turn the card upside down to tie them.  It seems the tails come out in the right place that way.  I'm right handed.
  • Softer ribbons yield prettier bows.  Satins are easier than grosgrains no matter who makes them.  However, as great as Stampin' UP!'s products are, their grosgrain ribbon is very stiff and hard to tie.  Papertrey Ink's or fabric store ribbon are easier.
  • Slip some glue dots inside the knot after tying to keep a bow from coming untied. 
Fiddling = Frustration.  After you are happy with a bow, stop messing with it! 

Obviously, I'm not a world class bow tier even with instruction, but believe me these are an improvement particularly using grosgrain ribbon. 

Thanks for visiting!

Ingredients:  Stamps:  Home for Christmas by SU!
Ink:  Staz On Timber Brown, various watercolor crayons from SU!, Zig Burgandy marker
DSP:  Always Artichoke
Ribbon:  Fabric store

1 comment:

  1. another very ncie christmas card lisa-looks like you are getting a head start-I bought a bow-easy to help tie bows becasue they are such a big challenge


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