| | Re: Why am I struggling on a simple boutique style bow?
When I first started making TBBs I thought they looked wrong, but the more practiced I get at it, I am coming to realise that a lot of the loopiness comes from shaping it once you've tied it. I can achieve the right look, but when I go back to the bow later, sometimes it has lost its shape. I have come to the conclusion that many of the really perfect bows I see have been stiffened, and I think that makes a big difference. Tomorrow I am heading to Wally World, and I'm going to look for Sta-Flo, because I really want my bows to "Sta!"