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Old 11-05-2009, 02:15
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Default Re: korker from scratch?

Originally Posted by lilredsmiles View Post
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
Thanks for posting this. I have been trying to find out how to do this. I made a few for halloween but they turned out a little less than vibrant. They were printed and white. so I wish I had known your trick for the temp on those. Anyway, thanks again!
Mommy to Emmilie Rose - 11/13/07
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