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Old 11-04-2009, 07:29
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Default Re: korker from scratch?

Originally Posted by momto2cherubs View Post
Do you starch your ribbon while it's on the dowl and before baking? How many strand of ribbon do you use per korker and how long do you cut? Sorry for the questions. I'm new and just navigating my way around this place. LOL I'm finding this form is like a big mall with tonns of stores. I keep getting lost. LOL

Thanks in advance.
Its OK! We were all newbies once
  • I use 6 12" dowels per korker
  • I wrap my 3/8 ribbon on 3/8" dowels
  • (or 1/4" ribbon on the 1/2" dowels for gymbo korker pony o's!!!!)
  • saturate by spritzing on a 50/50 mix of sta-flo starch & water (in the laundry aisle, big blue jug. Cheap!)
  • Bake at 275 for 20 min (unless white or printed, do 260)
  • Then cut I cut each 12" strand into 4 even segments that are 3" each (Easy to do, just fold in half & cut, then fold each cut half in half and cut again. No measuring required)
  • Heat seal all ends
  • I then stitch through the center of each 3" segment so they are stacked in a spiral if that makes sense. Stack them on the needle one at a time and fan them around.
  • Then cinch, tie off and glue onto a clippie.
  • If you want to, you can use a scrap piece of unkorked 3/8 at the base of your korker (thread it onto your needle before you put your korks on) so you can glue this over the clip to secure just like a bow center.

So that makes 6 12" strands x 4 segments = 36 3" strands per korker.

Oh, and I've been on here for over 2 years and I still get lost
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