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  • butterflypulse
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    wow, that long?

    Wow, 3 feet! Mine is 28" folded in half for a standard length of 14". I can definitely imagine some jaws droppin if it touched the ground, and not in a good way...plus too long and you can step on it and mess up the shawl. Also, I definitely sew mine on, but then again I use ribbon, and I never could figure out how to tie on 1/4" ribbon neatly. I'll have to experiment with some longer fringe, it sounds like a good idea for my next set.

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  • Amethyst313
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    When I cut the ribbon , whichever size. Depends on who it is gonna be made for (little girl or a woman) I usally double the length then fold them in half!

    Then to put the fringe on.... I use those straight pins to pin them on. Usually side by side, right next to each other. Then I just use my sewing machine and sew right over them. I think it goes alot faster than tying them on. Well at least I think it does!
    :Wave

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  • Beth
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    fringe

    When cutting fringe, don't forget that every row of knots takes up on the length.

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  • wyo_rose
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    What a beautiful shawl!! It must look great with your whole ensemble'. I really do need to rethink my fringe length. In fact, I need to get the latest shawl I made back and redo the fringe.

    Thanks for the tip on shawl and fringe length, fancystar. I make shawls for all sizes of girls and am never sure exactly how big to go. Of course, for little girls I'll go with shorter fringe, cuz they're always stepping on it. And maybe shorter if I ever try flagging tape. How embarassing to leave a trail of fringe around the arena!!!!


    Now I'm going to have to ask about width. How much past your fingertips do you go, as a rule of thumb? hee hee

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  • FancyStar
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    Myself, I say just barely burn the edge so it has a clear clean edge to it! I've tried fray check and that nail polish and personally I think it adds too much weight to a shawl already weighed down by designs and the material of the shawl itself.
    As for shalw length that depends on your height. As a rule of thumb I like my shawls to go from my the base of my neck to the very bottom curve of my bum. The fringe will be from that bottom bum curve to the top of my ankles, so usually @ 20-22 inches. But I double my fringe over so when I cut it each peice is about 40-44 inches long!
    As for that flagging tape, I think it tends to look tacky if not done right!

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  • fncyshwldncr4life
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    lol, yes it does, i really enjoy dancin with this shawl :D

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  • Riverwoman
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    That's really nice!:) Bet that fringe sways just right eh?*l* and how can you tell I am Canadian? Just that 'eh" word!

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  • fncyshwldncr4life
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    Here's one of mine- this one's fringe is about 2 1/2 ft long! As far as the flaggin tape goes, i think it could be really kewl if its done right ;)
    Attached Files

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  • TJFS
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    amanda big mountain and her sister tara use flagging tape for fringe and attached it with hot glue. it looks good if you cut the tape in half because it looks alittle odd if left that wide. the down side to flaggins tape is that repetitive stepping on it leaves a trail around the arena.

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  • ogapahndn
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    I too like the longer fringe. Not sure about the flagging tape. I think I'll leave that to the fancy dancers! I like the way ribbon moves.

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  • wyo_rose
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    Wow, 3 feet!! That must be very beautiful. I'd love to see you dance sometime.

    What's your opinion on the flagging tape fringe? When I first heard about it, I thought, "EEWW, flagging tape". But on the shawl made by Jackie Bird, it looked very cool in action.

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  • fncyshwldncr4life
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    I guess i could talk about fringe..aye.. lol

    Personally (just my opinion) i like the longer fringe- to the ground- mine is almost 3 ft. long ( keep in mind im almost 6 ft. tall too) i just think its much prettier when you out there dancing and you see all the swaying fringe. Ribbon of course, not regular fringe- unless its the flat fringe. But like I said, this is just my opinion. :)

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  • fncyshwldncr4life
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    WOW, Ive never heard of Jackie, but i checked out the outfits..Those have got to be the most gorgeous fancy shawl regalia i have EVER seen!! Amazing! :JawDrop

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  • wyo_rose
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    Hey, finger nail polish!! I don't know why I didn't think of it before, cuz I use it on alot of other things, like quill earrings, and repairing beadwork.

    Back to Jackie Bird: Over the weekend I made a skirt for a girl to match a shawl given to her by Jackie Bird. I was so excited. I saw the shawl later at our pow-wow, and it had the flagging tape fringe. It looked awesome!!

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  • Ruby 2sday
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    I bought a shawl from a girl who used clear nail polish on the ends of the ribbon so it wouldn't fray. As for the length I like the way the shawls spin when the fringe is long and shawl a little shorter than usual, like Crystal Cleveland's. Jackie Bird's are real nice. Her daughter Jocy has nice outfits too, it looks like she uses flagging tape for her fringe and it flows nice. It might be true what Czechy said about painting the fringes, cuz I know sometimes at Jackie's shows they use blacklights and some of her regalia is painted so therefore it glows and has a cool effect!

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