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Old 08-06-2010, 05:43
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I'm very new to the bow making scene. I've recently tried my hand at korker bows, and think I did quite well. The widest ribbon I've seen mentioned is 3/8", which is what I've been using. Can you use larger (5/8" or 7/8") and still have a nice end result? I use the alligator clip if that helps. Also, how do you store your korkers until they are used? And one last question, how do you sew them? Any tips or hints would be greatly appreciated

Thx, Kim
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Old 08-06-2010, 07:05
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Default Re: Questions on Korkers

1. I haven't tried any other ribbon apart from 3/8 but I am thinking the wider ribbon may not work as well just because the curls would be longer and not as defined as the small width??

2. I just put my korkers on the desk to 'store' them. I really shouldn't because they take up so much room. I pretty much make all my korkers to order to I generally don't need to store them for long. If you have backing cards you could stand them up on those in a box or something.

3. I sew my korkers by getting X number of 'korks' and then thread each piece of through the middle of the piece, or guestimated anyway. When I have the right amount I push it down onto the double knot and thread the needle back down through the middle. When making the knot in the thread before starting make sure you leave a tail which is about 2" long just so you can use that and the left over thread to tie a knot at the bottom of the korker.
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