JCS Ornaments: Trim Finishing Question ...

JCS Ornaments: Trim Finishing Question ...

Post by Duffs » Wed, 27 Oct 1999 04:00:00



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?

Cheers!
Mary Ellen
Ontario, Canada

 
 
 

JCS Ornaments: Trim Finishing Question ...

Post by Barbara Joy » Wed, 27 Oct 1999 04:00:00


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!  :-)

Barbara


Quote:

> 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?

> Cheers!
> Mary Ellen
> Ontario, Canada


 
 
 

JCS Ornaments: Trim Finishing Question ...

Post by Nicol » Thu, 28 Oct 1999 04:00:00


Mary Ellen,

I bought some Unique Stitch (a seam sealant) to try on mine.  I've seen
Unique Stitch discussed on the NG and thought it would work.  I've
bought it, but haven't used it for this purpose yet.  Maybe someone else
can comment as to whether or not it would work for this purpose.

Nicole

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JCS Ornaments: Trim Finishing Question ...

Post by Duffs » Thu, 28 Oct 1999 04:00:00


Quote:
>My preferred finishing technique is to make my own twisted cording.

: ) I read about that in the JCS "how to trim" instructions. They went on about
using a drill to do the twisting. That put
me *right* off !!

You do the twisting by hand? And it turns
out even? How many threads do you use?

Questions! So many questions!
: ) Maybe I'll get this figured out before xmas!

Cheers!
Mary Ellen
Ontario, Canada