I tie my all the time. Then I pop a few stitches after that. I have carpell tunnel so the sewing method really bothers it. The thing with tying it is cut them 1/2 in shorter. So, if your making a 2.5 in kroker then cut it ar 2 in. They come out perfect almost everytime. You might have to trim here and there at times. IMO, I love to tye them. I like the look of them and they don't spiral.
Originally Posted by bstimpert
When I first started I tied, even bought a korker box, used elastic cord. My daughter was able to pull out the strands no matter how tight.
I sew mine. Get a good needle - I use a long embroidery type needle. I lay out in rows the colors I'm using. and go in a pattern putting the needle through the center - I do make sure that I go in the bottom of the curl and go around in a clockwise pattern. I'll make sure before I bring the thread through that there's no spaces and pull the needles with the thread (I thread my needle with upholstery thread pulling the thread through and tying the ends together so it's doubled). I go back down through the center, a block of wood or rotary mat is good to use to push the needle through if needed. Then go under the last ribbon strand a little and put the needle through to knot it off.
If you are set on tying and not sewing then invest in a korker box, check ebay.