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Old 02-08-2011, 12:41
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Well, it's me again asking more questions from the experts. I can make several styles of bows, like the twisted, the boutique, pinwheel, but I never know what styles to use when making layered or stacked bows. Mine never stand up poofy like the ones I see in pictures, when I add spikes the bow just ends up looking like a giant flat spider ready to attack. And after I make a bow, except for ones with the tails, I have a hard time figuring out which is the front and which is the back of my bow. I am still trying to figure out how to post pics but honestly I think you would be scared for life if you saw my bows!
Anybody out there for hire for a day, or week, of one on one instruction?Thanks so much again for any help/suggestions.
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Old 02-08-2011, 12:58
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Do you freehand bows or use templates or what?
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I have the same problem!! I do mine with the figure eight method and mostly freehand.
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I'm new to bow making also but..if you take advantage and read all the mounds of info on this board..you will have the answer to all your questions..while that is time consuming I know..I've done it. There is also a sticky note in the "how to make" thread I think it reads for all the newbies...there is so much information on there your head will spin....
there are some great links on there and also google and you tube have videos of people creating the bow ..folding..sewing ect and putting it together like an assembly line....great info..so go check out you tube and it may help ya! Good Luck and when you can set aside time..just read read read...I promise you it will help..it's just time consuming to read thru old threads.
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Old 02-08-2011, 10:51
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Well, it's me again asking more questions from the experts. I can make several styles of bows, like the twisted, the boutique, pinwheel, but I never know what styles to use when making layered or stacked bows. Mine never stand up poofy like the ones I see in pictures, when I add spikes the bow just ends up looking like a giant flat spider ready to attack. And after I make a bow, except for ones with the tails, I have a hard time figuring out which is the front and which is the back of my bow. I am still trying to figure out how to post pics but honestly I think you would be scared for life if you saw my bows!
Anybody out there for hire for a day, or week, of one on one instruction?Thanks so much again for any help/suggestions.
Janice
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Thanks for all of your suggestions, I do read and search a lot and have found a lot of information that way.
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Do you freehand bows or use templates or what?
I free hand mine. Does using a template make a difference?
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I free hand mine. Does using a template make a difference?
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Well I was just gonna say that the NBNG templates come with an AMAZING instructions on a LOT of diffrent bows. You might think of investing in that if you really want simple, step by step, pictures and instructions.

Some people don't like templates, me personally, I can MAKE a bow without them, but its much faster if I use them.
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Can you post a pic please?
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Thanks for all of your suggestions, I do read and search a lot and have found a lot of information that way.

I was on my phone earlier so I didn't have this info..try www.girlythingsbows.com
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