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Behind the Scenes : Tassel-Making in the September Issue of Martha Stewart Living

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embroidery floss
I'm like a little kid in the candy store when I get to work on a story involving yarn. For the "Tied and True" story in the new September issue of Martha Stewart Living, I spent lots of time at Purl Soho and Habu picking out various yarn types and colors. Then I went to Michaels and sat on the floor sorting through the many shades of DMC embroidery floss (yes, I did get some funny looks). After all that, the rest was easy, since making tassels really is a very simple craft. And I clearly had enough materials to make many various kinds.

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These tassel bookmarks make for a pretty gift with or without a good (looking) book. Take a look in the September issue (on newsstands now) or here for the instructions and more tassel projects for your (or your friends') home. Have fun picking through yarns and colors (even if it involves sitting on the floor at Michaels), as the process is as enjoyable as the end result.

Comments (2)

  • I love making tassles but have done so for a quite awhile. Have you seen the "Tassel Maker? It is a pretty neat little gadget, but you can make very tassels without it too.

    Sitting on the floor at Michaels ? I do it all the time!!! LOL!!

  • Tassels make a great accessory to whatever it is you doing with your home decor. They look great on pillows, on drapes, as bookmarks, etc. They really class things up. Thanks Martha.

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