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Old 03-31-2010, 11:12
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Default Re: HOW do you get your korders to look so full and puffy?

I think you could use more pieces but I think if the pieces had a tighter "kork" they'd stand up better. Are you using a 1/4 inch dowel? You have to firmly wrap the ribbon on the dowel too - and getting that *just* right tension is a trial & error thing (at least it was for me!)

These are about 2.5 inch - 3 inch korkers with about 30-35 pieces.


See how tight these korker pieces are? I'm not trying to say I make the best korkers or anything but I think the tighter "curls" make the korker into that elusive "puff ball" shape we're all striving for.
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Old 03-31-2010, 11:20
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Default Re: HOW do you get your korders to look so full and puffy?

I find that the saddle stitch doesn't hold up well for me in korkers. May just be me, but it tends to not be as tight and flops down the road unlike any other ribbon I use.

I think you need more peices and that will help it look full.
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Old 03-31-2010, 11:48
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Default Re: HOW do you get your korders to look so full and puffy?

ADORABLE! I just finished 2 mini korkers for my flip flops. I am debating on how to attach them. Any tips?

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I think you could use more pieces but I think if the pieces had a tighter "kork" they'd stand up better. Are you using a 1/4 inch dowel? You have to firmly wrap the ribbon on the dowel too - and getting that *just* right tension is a trial & error thing (at least it was for me!)

These are about 2.5 inch - 3 inch korkers with about 30-35 pieces.


See how tight these korker pieces are? I'm not trying to say I make the best korkers or anything but I think the tighter "curls" make the korker into that elusive "puff ball" shape we're all striving for.
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Old 04-01-2010, 09:12
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Default Re: HOW do you get your korders to look so full and puffy?

I wrapped the straps with ribbon (using dabs of E6000 along the way) & then used E6000 to stick the korker on.
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Old 04-01-2010, 11:22
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Default Re: HOW do you get your korders to look so full and puffy?

I would cut them pieces shorter. I cut mine at 2-2.5 inches. Any longer and they do tend to flop. But the shorter ones poof very well, and I use 24-40 pieces, depending on what size I want them to be.
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