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Sunday, November 6, 2011

Japanese Craft Book for Making Tassels


A while back I mentioned I purchased this craft book in Japantown but realized I never showed you the inside of it. Sorry about that. So, today I thought I would share a few favorite projects from the book. I hope you will find them as inspiring as I do.

Tassels made from embroidery thread and wooden beads.

These little acorns would be great for decorating a table. I could also see them attached to some twine to make a cute set of Thanksgiving napkin rings.

I can envision an entire tree covered in these fur tassels. By the way, have you noticed how popular fur is this year? I was in Restoration Hardware the other day and the store was covered in fur everything. They even had faux fur bean bag chairs!

Want to make a bow look extra special? Why not add a tassel to it. This would be just stunning on a gift wrapped in silver.

The book includes ideas for using the tassels on socks, as garland, and even jewelry. If time wasn't an issue, I would make a bunch of tassels and hang them everywhere. Just for fun.


Rebecca said...

Fun! I love tasseled jewelry. My current favorite piece is a big clear glass bead with a gold floss tassel that belonged to my great great great (yp) Aunt. Thanks for sharing!

katk said...

A friend of mine owns a tassel store in Ginza..... I love Japanese specialty shops! Who knew there was such interest in tassels?!?

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CraftinessbyB said...

How unique, a book just for tassels! I love the Japanese bookstores, I can get lost in the new crafting projects I find. I have a book all about making these small fit-in-your-hand zodiac animals from fabric.

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