Makery has this delightful post on how to use some wool fabric and copper pipe to make a great tassel. It’s a fantastic idea, but we have thread not fabric. Could it be adapted for stitchers?
Yes, it can.
Begin by finding some grosgrain ribbon a bit thinner than your pipe. You’ll need it to be as long as the length of fabric recommended in the instructions.
Now gather up your odds and ends of thread. Sew them through the ribbon along one edge. Your threads should be spaced about 1/8″ apart. Even up the bottom edges.
At one end of the ribbon sew another length of thread into the top edge of the ribbon to form a loop. The loop can be as long as you like and in any thread. If your tassel will be a keychain, use a sturdy thick thread. If your tassel will hang from a knob, make the loop longer.
Roll your ribbon starting fromthe end with the loop. Then follow the instructions in the post to finish.