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Old 03-04-2009, 07:02
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Default Is there a trick to tying a knot on a korker?

Hi All,

This is probably a really stupid question with hopefully a really simple answer but I just can't tie the knot on my own without it coming loose and the korkers all slipping.
Any help would be greatly apprecieated as my D is getting a little tired of having to put his finger on the knot every time I have to tie one.

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Old 03-04-2009, 07:31
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Default Re: Is there a trick to tying a knot on a korker?

I sew mine, so no knot needed!
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Old 03-05-2009, 03:18
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Default Re: Is there a trick to tying a knot on a korker?

I started out tying them, and I found that they all came out eventually when I tied them. My DD, who was an infant at the time, could pull them out, no problem. Sewing them is actually really easy, and you get better/fuller korkers that way. I think the best instructions for sewing korkers is here: https://www.theribbonretreat.com/cus...bonandBows.pdf
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I started out tying them, and I found that they all came out eventually when I tied them. My DD, who was an infant at the time, could pull them out, no problem. Sewing them is actually really easy, and you get better/fuller korkers that way. I think the best instructions for sewing korkers is here: https://www.theribbonretreat.com/cus...bonandBows.pdf
Thanks for your response, I have had a go at sewing my korkers using these instructions but they seem to go an odd shape, but saying that they seem to split in half when I tie them. Is there a trick to getting the shape right when you sew the korkers?
Thanks for your help ladies.
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Default Re: Is there a trick to tying a knot on a korker?

Now I am the oppisite, I find my korkers are fuller and more spiky looking when I tie it. To get a nice tight tie, I use embroidery thread, I double it, and tie a knot in the middle (keeping the 2 threads togeter, then I tie a single knot around my korker, and putll as tight as I can *turns my finger tips white) the knot I made when tieing the 2 threads together will slip under your knot creating a kind of "catch" then I tie another knot to secure I have never had a korker fall apart. Now my minis I do sew beacue they are so small "
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Default Re: Is there a trick to tying a knot on a korker?

ive tried several ways but all mine fall to thee sside i think i just need to add more ribbon. ill try to post some pics later
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Default Re: Is there a trick to tying a knot on a korker?

I tie mine with embroidery thread TIGHT hence the calluses (spelling?) on my fingers then go in with the small tip hot glue gun and shoot some glue into the center of it after I have it all evened out.

To tie it, pull it as tight as I possibly can without breaking the string, hold it with one finger and then tie it as tight as I possibly can again. I know that probably doesn't help! Pictures would be better.
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Default Re: Is there a trick to tying a knot on a korker?

I switched from embroidery thread to elastic string like they show in the RR demo. I found it SO much easier to tie a TIGHT knot with the elastic and I don't even need to hold my finger in the center. It also gives some flexibility to even out the korkers after. Once I get it set just the way I like it, I wrap it with the string a few times and tie another knot. So far so good!

If you are concerned about the korkers falling out after you could aways run a stitch or two through the center after it's tied.

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Default Re: Is there a trick to tying a knot on a korker?

I like the elastic string idea. I use quilting thread which is stronger than just plain sewing thread and have a friend place her finger in the center. I've found it really does help out if someone is there to assist when you do it so you can get it really tight!
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Default Re: Is there a trick to tying a knot on a korker?

OH those crazy korkers! It look me forever to get these looking right. I found I needed to add alot more korkers and I tie mine. I have a 6 month old that is very opposed to wearing anything in her hair. She pulls at them but hasnt gotten a korker out.
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