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Old 10-03-2009, 11:48
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Default First Bow...Help to make it look good.

I made my first bow tonight. It's a loopy bow. How do I get the loops to out? They seem to want to slide back in. I used string instead of wire. Did I make too many loops? I don't think it looks bad, just not great either. Any pointers? I am new so I want honesty, but maybe not brutal honesty.
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Old 10-04-2009, 01:27
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Default Re: First Bow...Help to make it look good.

I don't know about your bow but I'll take your camera. That's a great picture!

But seriously, I tried string, and it can work but wire is easier and works better for me. As for the bow you made, I think it's a great start and I would actually make a couple more loops (because it looks like you are using a narrower ribbon)and then it should look pretty uniform. That might be why it's parting in the middle. Starching it or using a stiffening spray also helps alot to make it set where it's supposed to. I also like to use different widths of ribbon, especially a wider one. If your loops get a little floppy, you may be making them a little long, so just pull them in.

These are fun bows to make and I think you did a great job, especially for your first! Keep it up. Hope this helps a little.
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I'm new to bow making as well so can't help too much with advice but just wanted to say I think it looks really good!!!!!

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I use string for my loopy bows (or dental floss) I have found that if I glue a strip of non slip grip to the top of my french clip then the loops don't try to slide back in place. HTH
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That's a great idea!!



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I use string for my loopy bows (or dental floss) I have found that if I glue a strip of non slip grip to the top of my french clip then the loops don't try to slide back in place. HTH
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