You may be thinking that you would like to finish your own ornaments. You might like the challenge, you might not be able to afford to have the dozens of ornaments stitched in your stash professionally finished. You might want to make a special gift.
Finishing ornaments isn’t particularly hard but one thing distinguishes the more professional finishes — twisted cord.
Using just about any thread, this trim can make hangers, trim edges or be made fat to finish off a pillow.
It’s easy to make your own twisted cord. Sue Dulle has been finishing a slew of roll-ups recently and has used twisted cord to make the hangers. In an in-depth post, she shows us what she uses and has great step-by-step instructions for making your own.
About Janet M Perry
Janet Perry is the Internet's leading authority on needlepoint. She designs, teaches and writes, getting raves from her fans for her innovative techniques, extensive knowledge and generous teaching style. A leading writer of stitch guides, she blogs here and lives on an island in the northeast corner of the SF Bay with her family
sue dulle says
Thanks Janet. It is a good thing to share our knowledge with each other. I will never be a professional finisher, but I can do it and I really respect the art the finisher contribute to my needlework.