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Thursday, May 7, 2009

Tassels, Anyone?









It’s no secret to those who have visited our home…. I love tassels! I actually love making them even more! There is something very relaxing about wrapping fibers for skirts, decorating tops, and spinning cords.

Some of these tassels perhaps fall into the “What was she thinking?” category, but that was part of the joy of experimenting with various fibers and techniques… and color combinations. Fifteen years ago, I vowed to “boldly go where no tassel maker has gone before;” my current style is much more conservative. I now favor hand-dyed rayon fringe skirts and more delicate beading as opposed to bold chenille and chunky yarn in wild colors.

Here’s a little trip down tassel-making memory lane…

5 comments:

Jessica Leigh said...

Fourth picture shows my favorites!
So neat!

Beth Niquette said...

How absolutely beautiful. How utterly creative. I love tassles too, but have never made one myself. (grin) These photos not only reflect your love for tassels, but they fill my eyes with their beauty.

Miki said...

I love them ALL, Cathy! Does their appearance here mean that they will soon appear at one of our art parties soon? I hope so!!

Linda said...

Cathy, these are gorgeous! I can't get over the colors...what a feast for the eyes. The pictures make me think of rows of colorful dancing girls...

Lyneen said...

the pastels in the first picture are beautiful.... I love them all and can't wait to learn to make them someday!!!!!

YOU are so very TALENTED... TFS!