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Old 02-17-2009, 03:29
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Default My Korker's need help!

Ok I have been making korkers for my dd and a few to sell. I thought they were pretty good but there not as round as this seller's and i was just wondering if any one could help. mine


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Old 02-17-2009, 06:53
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Default Re: My Korker's need help!

It looks to me that she is using a slightly bigger dowel to bake her korkers on, maybe just wrapping them a little looser, and she is cutting her pieces a tad shorter.

Here is one of the last ones I made. I cut my pieces to 2 1/2" each and use approx 30 pieces, and I use starch. I'm not sure how big my dowel is. Maybe 1/4"

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Default Re: My Korker's need help!

After she puts them together she probably trims any that are sticking out farther and shapes the korkers. Since I only make them for my daughter I don't worry about it. It also looks like she uses a bigger dowel than me.
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Default Re: My Korker's need help!

I've found that the secret to getting those rounder korkers is to (1) use shorter pieces (cut the one dowel length of korker into 5 or 6 pieces), and (2) use a lot of them (I usually use at least 32 korker pieces for each bow).

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Old 02-18-2009, 05:56
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Default Re: My Korker's need help!

Shorter peices in hers. Also, are you sewing them or tying them? Once I started sewing mine I was much more pleased with their shape and it seemed I didn't have to use as many peices. So it made them more cost efficient too.
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Old 02-18-2009, 06:21
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Default Re: My Korker's need help!

I was going to say what everyone else did, but they already said it!!!!

Share a new pic if you try them again, I'd like to see how yours turn out!
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Old 02-20-2009, 08:18
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Default Re: My Korker's need help!

I trim mine once I am done making them. This helps to give them a poofy shape. I also use about 32-40 2 1/2 pieces.
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