Thursday, August 12, 2010
Good morning! I'm back again today as promised with a few quick shots on how I tie my three-loop bow. I apologize for the messy blotter on my desk, but it was a work in progress rather than a formal "photo shoot". This is a very simple bow to tie once you see how it is done. First, tie the first half of a double knot as shown above.
Next, wrap three loops of ribbon - I usually loop it around my fingers three times. For this step, you will need to figure out how wide you want your bow loops to be. Once you have your size adjusted, cut it off the spool.
Now lay those three loops over your knot and tie it again as shown above. (If you are working with satin or some other slippery ribbon, you may want to make it a double knot.)
Here's the tricky part because you will now have four tails. Decide which two will show the least when you cut then. I usually trim the two from the loops I have made, close to where the knot is. Sometimes I lift the knot a bit, insert a drop of glue and then pull the tail so it is just inside the knot and glued there. Just minipulate the loops until you get them arranged nicely.
This bow was made with wired ribbon so it sits up nicely, but I also have great results with any type of ribbon. It works especially well with the crinkled seam binding ribbon that is so popular right now.
Thanks for stopping by today. Let me know if you have any questions. Have a great day!
Blessings & hugs,