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It’s Tassel Time!

Our tassel-making journey began during National Beading week 2016, when Kathryn demonstrated the Clover Tassel Maker at a local craft store. Our bead groups had a great time making them and if you go to the Beads and Biscuits page you can see how they got on and get some inspiration. The Tassel Maker joined our product range and the big question then was “Have you got a pattern for that?” One thing led to another and Kathryn’s booklet was born.

To complement the booklet and tassel maker, we have introduced a range of suitable threads so that you can get everything in one place.

Tassel Kit 1

Tassel making kit - Red and Brown £29.95 GBP
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This kit includes all the materials you need* to make the 3 projects in Kathryn’s booklet.

Kit Contents:
1 x Booklet 1
1 x Clover Tassel Maker
2 x Sulky Rayon 40 200m (1 x red, 1 x brown)
2 x Cotton thread 2m (1 x red, 1 x brown)
1 x 25cm length ribbon (cream)
5g x size 11 seed beads in black
2g x size 11 seed beads in red rainbow
2g x size 15 seed beads in cream
1g x size 15 seed beads in metallic light bronze
5m x Nymo beading thread in black
5m x Nymo beading thread in cream
1 x beading needle

*Basic tools are not included, eg bead mat, scissors etc

Making your own bead-embellished tassels by Kathryn Halfpenney

Booklet 1 – 3 projects using tubular peyote stitch

Make your own bead-embellished tassels Booklet 1 £6.95 GBP
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This is the first of Kathryn’s booklets about making beaded tassels. It will focus on tubular peyote stitch and patterns for 3 designs are included. The booklet assumes no previous knowledge of tassels making, and just a little experience of beading. Don’t worry if you have not done tubular peyote before, as full instructions, with diagrams, are included.

To complete the 3 projects, you will need 2 x 200 reels of thread (Rayon 40 recommended), some strong thread to tie and bind the neck of the tassel (cotton perle 8 recommended). The first 2 projects use size 11 seed beads, and the 3rd project uses size 15 seed beads, of which you need no more than 3g in each colour for any of the projects.

Kathryn likes to use the Clover Tassel Maker for making the tassels, and these are available to purchase separately. Guidance for using an alternative tassel form is provided.

In addition to the 3 projects, Kathryn has included a gallery of other tassels she has made using tubular peyote, along with guidance to great your own designs.

Clover Tassel Maker (large size)

Clover Tassel Maker - Large £11.50 GBP
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This tassel maker was used for the projects in Kathryn’s booklet. It is adjustable to make tassels in 5 sizes from 6cm – 10cm long. It has an open centre and cutting grooves at the top and bottom so that it only takes half the time to make your tassel. There are also small tabs to keep the thread secure if you need to put it down partly wrapped!

Gutermann Sulky Rayon 40 200m + Cotton thread 2m

This is our thread of choice for making tassels that are soft and tactile. Kathryn used Rayon 40 for the projects in her booklet; if you use another thread your results will vary, but you will still be able to use the beading instructions in the booklet to embellish your tassel.

When you make a tassel, you need a strong thread to tie and bind the neck. We have thought about this – and for every reel of Sulky Rayon that you add to your basket, we will include 2m of strong thread (in a suitable colour of course!) for the neck.

Beading Gutermann Sulky Rayon 40 (200m) Black #1005 + cotton thread (2m)

Gutermann Sulky Rayon 40 (200m) Black #1005 + cotton thread (2m) £3.25 GBP
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Beading Gutermann Sulky Rayon 40 (200m) White #1001 + cotton thread (2m)

Gutermann Sulky Rayon 40 (200m) White #1001 + cotton thread (2m) £3.25 GBP
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Beading Gutermann Sulky Rayon 40 (200m) Light Purple #1080 + cotton thread (2m)

Gutermann Sulky Rayon 40 (200m) Light Purple #1080 + cotton thread (2m) £3.25 GBP
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Beading Gutermann Sulky Rayon 40 (200m) Dark Purple #1255 + cotton thread (2m)

Gutermann Sulky Rayon 40 (200m) Dark Purple #1255 + cotton thread (2m) £3.25 GBP
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Beading Gutermann Sulky Rayon 40 (200m) Light Aqua #1095 + cotton thread (2m)

Gutermann Sulky Rayon 40 (200m) Light Aqua #1095 + cotton thread (2m) £3.25 GBP
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Beading Gutermann Sulky Rayon 40 (200m) Dark Aqua #1252 + cotton thread (2m)

Gutermann Sulky Rayon 40 (200m) Dark Aqua #1252 + cotton thread (2m) £3.25 GBP
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Beading Gutermann Sulky Rayon 40 (200m) Light Rose #1224 + cotton thread (2m)

Gutermann Sulky Rayon 40 (200m) Light Rose #1224 + cotton thread (2m) £3.25 GBP
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Beading Gutermann Sulky Rayon 40 (200m) Dark Fuschia #1231 + cotton thread (2m)

Gutermann Sulky Rayon 40 (200m) Dark Fuschia #1231 + cotton thread (2m) £3.25 GBP
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Beading Gutermann Sulky Rayon 40 (200m) Light Tan #1128 + cotton thread (2m)

Gutermann Sulky Rayon 40 (200m) Light Tan #1128 + cotton thread (2m) £3.25 GBP
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Beading Gutermann Sulky Rayon 40 (200m) Copper #621 + cotton thread (2m)

Gutermann Sulky Rayon 40 (200m) Copper #621 + cotton thread (2m) £3.25 GBP
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Beading Gutermann Sulky Rayon 40 (200m) Light Sapphire #1253 + cotton thread (2m)

Gutermann Sulky Rayon 40 (200m) Light Sapphire #1253 + cotton thread (2m) £3.25 GBP
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Beading Gutermann Sulky Rayon 40 (200m) Red #1039 + cotton thread (2m)

Gutermann Sulky Rayon 40 (200m) Red #1039 + cotton thread (2m) £3.25 GBP
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Beading Gutermann Sulky Rayon 40 (200m) Brown #1247 + cotton thread (2m)

Gutermann Sulky Rayon 40 (200m) Brown #1247 + cotton thread (2m) £3.25 GBP
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