tassel embellishments

by admin on May 26, 2011

I can’t believe how long it’s been since I produced the Tassel story for the September 2010 issue of Martha Stewart Living. It was such a rewarding experience and I had made a mental note that it would make for great gifts. Well, when my dear friend just redesigned her bathroom, I remembered the towels in the story, and decided to make them for her birthday.

towels

She was still deciding what fabric to use for her curtains between the many choices at  Les Indiennes, a company that makes the most amazing block printed  textiles. I secretly ordered swatches, used them to determine my color scheme for the tassels and sewed some drawstring bags out of the swatches (you can never have enough storage). And since I know how much she loves the towels from scentsandfeel, I bought one at ABC Home to include in the mix of solid towels I was about to embellish. ABC had the perfect bag to use as packaging  too. So now I only needed to make a bunch of tassels, which I love, as it is fast and portable, and by now you may know how much I love portable crafts. Instead of my go to DMC floss I usually use, I gave this new thread from Purl a try . This gift is quite personal, as I pretty much know what my friend loves, but I also think the towels would make for great hostess gifts even if you’re not so familiar with their color scheme. You can never have enough towels !

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the finished group

1 the finished group

Les Indiennes swatches

2 Les Indiennes swatches

a ruler works perfectly for this size tassels

3 a ruler works perfectly for this size tassels

messy tassels

4 messy tassels

combed and trimmed

5 combed and trimmed

draw string bag step 1

6 draw string bag step 1

draw string bag step 2

7 draw string bag step 2

draw string step 3

8 draw string step 3

draw string step 4

9 draw string step 4

draw string step 5

10 draw string step 5

finished pouches

11 finished pouches

classic white on grey

12 classic white on grey

ecru and white to tie in the scents and feel towel

13 ecru and white to tie in the scents and feel towel

scents and feel with amazing fringe

14 scents and feel with amazing fringe

more

15 more

perfect packaging (a little color was needed after all)

16 perfect packaging (a little color was needed after all)

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