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Old 03-06-2008, 04:30
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Default So confused about all the styles of folds

I am looking through all the wonderful free instructions on this site and others, and getting more and more confused by the moment. I am confused about the difference between the folds, and the resulting look of the hair bows. I am reading about standard, boutique, twisted boutique, butterfly, and pinwheel. When I look at the directions I really can't tell what the difference is between some of them...and I don't understand the difference between the results they yield.

Is there some place I can use as a reference to sort this info out, or do y'all recommend buying instructions? I am really trying to avoid buying any because money is so tight and dh will have a fit. Plus I feel like I could use that money to buy ribbon instead. I have been making clippies and corkers and things, but I really want to get into making the fancier bows.

Also, I wanted to ask about these instructions (I am posting link below). They are so different from the other boutique instructions I've seen.
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Old 03-06-2008, 04:40
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Default Re: So confused about all the styles of folds

I only have one set of directions - LAMBs (although I am getting TOTT soon!).

I still don't know all the different folds - the reason is, not everyone covers them all, and everyone does them slightly differently.

I personally LOVE the instructions you linked - until I saw those (even after buying instructions!) I never could quite get that fold down.

I think if you look around and ask for help when you need it, you can probably get away without buying any instructions. However, I think you will find that if you are going into business selling them, you may want to buy some just to perfect your technique(s).

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Old 03-06-2008, 06:01
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Default Re: So confused about all the styles of folds

Michelle has free instructions here, too. The site you linked is good also. Just pick a bow you like the looks of and start from there!

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Old 03-06-2008, 06:57
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Default Re: So confused about all the styles of folds

I have tried those instructions and love them. The best I have to agree from ribbon retreat the TOTT instructions.
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