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    Ok ladies I need some tips.....

    Usually when I make a shawl I just sew the fringe on (ribbon fringe) but whats a good way to tie the ribbon on? I've seen it done but can not figure out how they get it through the fabric.....so how do I do it?

  • #2
    You can use a sharp darning needle with a big eye to thread the ribbon through.
    That's the only thing I could think of.

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    • #3
      Well thats what I was thinking.....but.....will the ribbon be able to fit through where the needle went? Know what I mean?

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      • #4
        If you pull real hard........

        How about making a big hole with a big darning needle and use a small crochet hook to pull the ribbon through?

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        • #5
          What Majii said:)

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          • #6
            When I made my daughter's shawl, I discovered a short needle that has a huge eye. I found it at Hancock fabrics of all places. I think it is supposed to be a yarn needle or something. The eye is probably 1" long and a full 1/8" wide. I used that to thread the fringe through the shawl. I would assume it would be big enough to pull most ribbon through as well. Of course, the hole the ribbon goes through in the fabric would still pinch the ribbon a bit.

            That's my 2 bits. I don't know if that helps, though.

            Scott
            Scott

            ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
            Quick to judge,
            Quick to anger,
            Slow to understand
            Ignorance and prejudice
            And fear walk hand in hand.
            --Neal Peart(from the song Witch Hunt)

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            • #7
              Originally posted by JingleBelle
              What Majii said:)
              I agree, though have never attempted that myself. Good luck!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by scottlollar
                When I made my daughter's shawl, I discovered a short needle that has a huge eye. I found it at Hancock fabrics of all places. I think it is supposed to be a yarn needle or something. The eye is probably 1" long and a full 1/8" wide. I used that to thread the fringe through the shawl. I would assume it would be big enough to pull most ribbon through as well. Of course, the hole the ribbon goes through in the fabric would still pinch the ribbon a bit.

                That's my 2 bits. I don't know if that helps, though.

                Scott
                Hey! I found the needle! Woohoo. It is a Knitters needle. Made by a company called Colonial, out of England. The package comes with two needles, one is a little smaller than the one I talked about. And the package number is CB69898, and it appears the needles are made from recycled materials.
                I knew it would be a good idea to keep the package...

                Good night!

                Scott
                Scott

                ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                Quick to judge,
                Quick to anger,
                Slow to understand
                Ignorance and prejudice
                And fear walk hand in hand.
                --Neal Peart(from the song Witch Hunt)

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                • #9
                  a gurl i know did her shawl by punching holes (looks like with a hole puncher) then just sticking the fringe through and making a not close to the seam. if that makes much sense.i can't think today

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                  • #10
                    I pre-punch my holes in the fabric first with an awl. Then I thread the ribbon through the holes with a tapestry needle. A tapestry needle is smaller than a yarn needle so you won't need to make your holes as large.

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