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Tassels
Lion Brand® Lamé - Microspun
Pattern Number: BK4K-0404001 Lame Tassel Microspun Tassel Lame tassel is decorated with small quantities of other yarns, 'found' beads and small washers Tassel is made from Microspun and decorated with small quantities of Lame

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)
SIZE: Varies
One skein of Lame makes three 6" tassels; approximately 15 minutes per tassel; Microspun and other Lame colors are used for decoration in quantities of less than 6 feet. One skein of Microspun makes five or six 5" tassels, approximately 15 minutes per tassel; Lame was used for decoration in quantity of less than 6 feet. Tassels are great for home decor and fashion!

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

960-150 Lame Yarn: Silver Metallic silver
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 1.99

910-148 Microspun Yarn: Turquoise

Bright turquoise blue


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 5.29
Additional Materials
6 in. x 3 in. pieces of heavy cardboard (or foam core board)

INSTRUCTIONS



INSTRUCTIONS (for one tassel)

1.

Wrap yarn around 6" length of cardboard 25 times or until tassel is as thick as you want

2.

Cut 24" length of yarn, fold it in half, and thread through top of tassel and tie tightly.

Cut other end open to remove cardboard.

-or-

Use a Twisted Cord to tie tassel: To create Twisted Cord, cut (2) 36" lengths of yarn; knot ends together.

Hold knotted end in one hand, and with the other hand, twist yarn until taut.

Carefully bring knotted and open ends together and allow yarn to twist around itself, pulling at bottom (center) to keep even.

Knot all ends together at top.-or-

Create a braided cord with horsetail braiding, 3-strand flat braiding or 4-stranded round braiding.

Horsetail braiding is shown on the Lame tassel.

3.

Bind the tassel at the top as shown at right.

Use different colors of Lame and Microspun for a decorative effect.

You can also use other yarns -- even embroidery floss to get bright and attractive colors.



4.

Use beads or small washers for decoration on the cord at the top.

5.

Lame has a natural tendency for the strands to separate.

To separate the strands of the Microspun, use a comb and simply comb the tassel when done.

You can vary your tassels by using two colors.

For a mixed effect, hold one strand of each color together when wrapping your tassel and only make half as many wraps.

For a two-tone effect, make half the wraps with one color and the other half next to them with the second color.

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