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Old 04-24-2009, 09:05
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I know how to make korkers and i love them but i just can get them in to a ball like this lady does http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20977535 i cut mine 2 1/2 in long and i use 25 to 30 pieces can any one help because i cant figure it out i have wasted sooo much ribbon ist not even funny
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Old 04-24-2009, 09:33
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Wish I could help...but will be trying tomorrow for the first time!
But those are perfectly beutiful!
I`ll let you know over the weekend how did mines turned.
It scares me having trouble after all that winding LOL
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You could try a few things...
1. adding more korkers...try using 30-35 pieces
2. cutting your korkers to 2"...that seems to help make mine more puffy
3. are you sewing them or tying them? seems like the sewn ones are fuller and you have more control over the placement of each piece

It's funny how somthing that seems so simple can take so long to master!
Good luck and let us know how it's going.
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Old 04-24-2009, 11:35
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for me personally, i like to use 1/8" grosgrain ribbon to tie off. I use about 30 korkers--for the mini and cut them at 2" lengths after they've cooked and cooled off. after tying it, i'll go around and keep turning and snipping w/ sharp scissors (visualize hedge trimming) and keep doing this until i get my desired ball shape--it works great for me. good luck!
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i cut mine 2 1/2 inches and use about 33-35 pieces. i just fluff away until i get the pieces right. once i made a few i had to do far less fluffing lol i starch mine...don't know if that makes a diffrence or not but i do find they stand up better then the ones that i did not starch
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I usually use about 35-40+ pieces cut in 2" strands. Also, you don't want to pull them because depending on how tight you tie them, they could look "pulled". I usually trim the korkers once I'm done tying them. Also, if you kork your own ribbon, you want to make sure you have a tight curl. Hope this helps and don't give up! It takes practice! Good luck .
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I usually use about 35-40+ pieces cut in 2" strands. Also, you don't want to pull them because depending on how tight you tie them, they could look "pulled". I usually trim the korkers once I'm done tying them. Also, if you kork your own ribbon, you want to make sure you have a tight curl. Hope this helps and don't give up! It takes practice! Good luck .

Yours are perfect!!! love the colors
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I just keep trying still not what I want either...
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Yours are perfect!!! love the colors
Thanks! You should have seen my first ones...yuk-o!
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