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Old 10-12-2011, 09:33
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I just ordered the LPL kit today. I am (admittedly) not a bow maker - I've made a couple for my daughter (one much better than the rest! ) but I'd like to offer more than crochet HB's and FOE HB's to match tutu outfits.

When I look at some of the awesome bows I see, there is a style of bow I prefer. I like the way this one looks, With the loops sitting nice and "upright" and really squared off:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/69121825...facet=handmade


I don't like this one so much, it looks kind of flat:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/61392242...facet=handmade

Is this a technique thing? Does the BBM template "do" one over the other?

Thanks
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Old 10-13-2011, 04:03
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Its all about how you shape your bows. I've learned that from posting pictures of the ones I've made. You have to shape your loops to have them sit a certain way. I would watch some youtube videos to see how its done. Then if you want your bow to look a certain way find an image of a really nice TBB to help you get the look you want. The templates seem to help you have even loops when making your bows. HTH!
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Thanks!!!! I'm sure I'll spend lots of time on you tube! The ultimate source!!!! LOL!
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I use a template to be sure that everything is even, then the rest is how I shape and manipulate the loops.

The tbb is new to me as well, and my tbbs got 100 times better once I started using a template---come out uniform every time, and I don't have to fuss as much in shaping and getting the twist even.
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Thanks ladies! USPS says it'll be here TOMORROW!!!! Look for me in the "Gallery"! tomorrow! LOL!!!!
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