My preferred finishing technique is to make my own twisted cording. Make
a length that's plenty long, tie an overhand knot in the center (to be the
*** loop), place the loop at the center top of the ornament, then
stitch the cording all around the edge of the ornament. For the ends,
either tuck them into an opening that you've left at the center bottom, or
even better, tie a knot, leave 2 lengths of cording (maybe 1-2" long), tie
a knot at the end of each length and then cut about 1" below that. The
last inch will ravel and make really pretty tassels.
Clear as mud? I hope not! :-)
> How does everyone finish off the ends of the trim that
> "outlines" most of the ornaments. I've found the rat-tail
> and other cording frays very quickly and is hard to
> finish off neatly ... or even better ... invisibly ...
> Any helpful hints?
> Mary Ellen
> Ontario, Canada