tassels for Africa

So Anne asked me the other day what I’d done with all my tassels. I went through a huge tassel passion about 8 or 9 years ago, going so far as to run tassel workshops! It seems they had been wrapped in tissue paper and stored in a box in the garage all this time. A bit like bulbs, and hopefully – like bulbs – they will now come back to life.

I’d forgotten how very much I like them, and how very much I liked making them. Seeing the zebra one made from a cotton reel makes me think I could use other waste things in tassels to come.
The others have special wooden shaped heads, which were made by a very handy man called Laurie who used to live next door to my first shop in Rosebank. He had all the right carpentry equipment and used to turn some really beautiful shapes for me.

A woman asked me one day what on earth a tassel was, and when I showed her, she then asked what on earth it would be used for. [No imagination, some people.] Think of them as house jewellery, I said, just for starters.

To be continued…

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2 thoughts on “tassels for Africa

  1. Janette

    You know I’ve never really thought about tassels before, but you’re right they are home jewelry! The zebra ones could be cute on a long yarn necklace too!

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  2. tgonzales

    I love your tassels and oh my gosh I can’t believe you made them yourself. When I shop for yarn; I find myself always looking at the tassel trims too. I would love to see tassels hanging here and there and everywhere around my house. Thanks for sharing them with us.

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