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You’ll learn how to make tassels with a twisted cord in this detailed photo and video tutorial using the Clover Tassel Maker and Handy Thread Twister.
I love cute little tassels that were made with twisted cords. They are perfect for a scarf, home decor or to hang on your key chain. It doesn’t matter where or what you tie these adorable tassels to, they will make anything look better and more stylish.
In fact, making a tassel with a twisted cord is so much easier than you might think. You can make the twisted cord as well as the tassel all by yourself. You won’t need much of either time or materials to create these cuties.
To make it easier, I created a detailed video tutorial (see below) to make both the Twisted Cord and the Tassels. Furthermore, I created a photo tutorial below to help you with each of them separately.
Clover creates amazing tools that are perfect for any crafter, crocheter or knitter. I recently created a review for the Tunisian Crochet Hooks, you might want to check out also.
How to Make Twisted Cord with the Handy Thread Twister
In order to make a Twisted Cord, you’ll need the Clover Handy Thread Twister as well as 2 strands of yarn, and a pair of scissors.
First, you’ll attach the 2 yarn strands onto the Clover Handy Thread Twister using either a normal knot or a slip knot like me – just make sure it’s really tight. Then make another knot at the end of the yarn strands.
Then hold the Clover Handy Thread Twister straight and start twisting it counter clockwise for S-stranded yarn. make sure you keep the yarn separated while twisting the dial on the twister.
Once you have twisted enough – you can tell when the yarn pulls a bit and starts twisting on itself or follow the directions in the handbook that comes with the twister. Once you’ve finished, let go of the strands and then adjust it a bit until the twisted cord is created. Release the knots from the hooks on the twister and make a knot.
Now that you have your twisted cord finished, you can now create a tassel with a twisted cord attached.
How to make a Tassel with a Tassel Maker
In order to make a cool tassel, you will need a Clover Tassel Maker so you can create any large sized tassels. You can also use anything to wrap your yarn around, such as a book. But I would suggest the maker instead as it make a neater tassel – plus you can cut the yarn easily, too.
Start by adjusting the Clover Tassel Maker according to the size of a tassel you want to make and add the yarn end where the dial is.
Next, wrap the yarn around the maker as many times as you wish. Remember though that you will fold the wrapped yarn in half and it will become twice the volume. So do not wrap it too many times. Then tie the final yarn end on the opposite side of the maker. Next, put the twisted cord in the center of the wrapped yarn and then tie another yarn piece around it tightly.
Then cut the yarn on each end where the wrapped yarn is. The groove will help you cut the yarn perfectly.
Next, fold the yarn in the same direction, but keep the twisted cord on the opposite side.
Now, get a new strand of yarn and tie it around on the top such that you create the famous bobble of a tassel. Once you finished tying a tight knot use a tapestry needle to weave the ends through the middle.
Now put the tassel between 2 pieces of paper and cut the uneven ends off to make a straight line and create a perfect tassel.
You are now finished and can use your tassel with a twisted cord for whatever you want. I will use mine for my next crocheted scarf. It will give it the perfect elegant look and provides and extra special finish to it.
If you are more of a visual learner you might want to check out the video tutorial below. It is very detailed and shows step by step instructions.
Making a Tassel with Twisted Cord using a Video Tutorial
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