Nov 28 2007
I get asked all the time about tying bows/knots, and since I’ve had several requests again yesterday, I will very quickly and briefly address it here.
Val (Stampin’ Gal Val, 11Valerie11) has produced a very short, sweet and concise video on tying an attractive knot. Basically, it is left over right, right over left, but watching her do it is worth a million words. Here is her Ribbon Tying Video if you haven’t seen it yet.
I use a lot of much wider ribbon, and to save ribbon and, in my opinion, to make it a bit easier to tie with my clumsy fingers, I often (depends on card stlye) do NOT wrap the ribbon around the card, although it would appear so when done. I tie my ribbon in my hands, completely loose and away from the card. When I get my knot how I want it, I then attach it to the card. This gives me the ability to pull the knot from behind as well as from the front, to get the knot just right. And using wider ribbon, if the knot isn’t just right, it is much more noticeable than on narrow ribbon. And I know this makes no sense when you can’t see it — but I can’t photo myself doing this. I do have ladies coming tonight, so maybe someone will be patient and take a few pictures of me tying a ribbon. If so, I’ll get it written up and posted in the next day or so.
So, I know what I just said was no help, but trusting you will take a minute to watch Val’s video, which IS very helpful!!! Thanks, Val!!!
Editing: Val just let me know about another ribbon tying video (an actual bow) done by Talyor VanBruggen (tayloredexpressions) on her Blog. It’s a cute little bow done *bunny ears* style. Here’s the link to Taylor’s Video – but now I couldn’t seem to link that post directly — this link goes to her tutorials page, so just scroll down a bit, and you’ll see some other neat tutorials along the way!!! Thanks, Taylor!!!
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