Thank you for your advise and kind words Shelly, I was hoping you would reply, you always are sooooo helpful.
I am using this method http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjDOfMoRvEY
but at the end i stitch up on the inside of the salon clip, pull tight and twist it around itself a few times. It is just something that i have taken from other places and seems to work the best for me.
I think that the bows look good at this stage but it seems that when i put on the center knot and attach it to the clip is seems to 'spread' out and 'loose' its 'twistyness'.
Originally Posted by lilredsmiles
I think your boutiques are very, very close. Which method are you using?
When you're looking at your boutique, ideally you want the backs of the loops horizontal, and the fronts of the loops to make a very, very vertical x. I mean, as NARROW as you can get it. If you use the method with the pin in the center
(That is my fave) then use two alligator clips to keep the backs horizontal & rotate the fronts more vertically to get that super narrow X, then stitch & tie off.
I stick the pin in the armrest of my couch & do these while watching movies on the weekend, but you could also stick the pin in an eraser.
They are beautiful bows, even if they aren't perfectly twisted. IMO, someone who didn't make bows wouldn't know they weren't ideal.