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Posted on: 1/30/10 9:42 AM
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This is an easy way to make custom cording using any variety of thread, yard, floss, etc.

Cut lengths of your threads approximately 3 times the desired finished length. The number of threads used determines the thickness of the finished cord. In the sample, I used two pieces of needlepoint wool yarn.

Tie the threads securely at one end and pin them to a secure surface (I used a tailor's ham).

Twist the threads clockwise until tight. The cord will start to buckle slightly (see photo).

Grab the cord at its midpoint with one hand and at the untied end with the other hand. If you are working with very long threads, an assistant is helpful here.

Secure the untied end at the tied end. The cord will twist together. Twist and smooth the doubled cord to get the desired look.

I've used this technique with pulled threads from wool tweed to make a matching button loop and also to make custom cording for handbags.

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sewknitful said...
What a nice jacket! Peeked at your other pics too - love the purse.
1/31/10 11:18 AM
petro said...
Thanks for this explanation. I have a book on making cords and tassels, but your way is much simpler and doesn't need equipment.
1/31/10 4:45 AM
j222b said...
Good information. Thanks.
1/30/10 2:36 PM
sosoatsewing said...
Nice explanation for this technique! The magazine 'Qucik Stuff To Sew' winter issue has a bowl /basket they made using this technique. It's neat looking. You use your sewing machine to wind the wrapped cords into a spiral.
1/30/10 11:06 AM
 
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