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Fly Fringe Tutorial

Over the weekend I put together a little tutorial on how to make 18th century style fly fringe (or fly braid). You can read it over at Fancy Girl! I'm going to try get some prettier pictures for it later on I think though.

I've made a good 3.5 yards of as pretty little fly braid, and now having a hard time working it into my current project. My original plan for it just doesn't seem to set off the silky tufts very well, it's seems sad for them to look anything less than splendid after all that work that went into it.

Super close up!!.
I'm going to keep playing see what I can come up with, but I hope this info is useful to people!


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Feb. 18th, 2009 03:45 pm (UTC)
beautiful! thank you so so much for sharing with us!! i think i may have to start with knotting though :) the examples on your site of the pink couched into roses and bows is gorgeous, was it for a dress?
Feb. 18th, 2009 03:56 pm (UTC)
The one on the far right was on a dress, the other 2 were for a headdress that didn't work out, I still need to add them to something :(
Feb. 18th, 2009 03:50 pm (UTC)
if you make a curtain of these, it can go in a doorway and I think that'd be cute!
Feb. 18th, 2009 03:55 pm (UTC)
That would be nice, they are so soft it would be like walking through butterflies! The trouble is they are really quite tiny, and it took about 5 days and 180 yards of silk thread just for the 3.5 yards!!!!
Feb. 18th, 2009 03:59 pm (UTC)
!!! wow that is a long time!!
Feb. 18th, 2009 11:38 pm (UTC)
It is, but it's a lot of fun, I'm saving up for more silk now so I can work on some new designs!
Feb. 18th, 2009 07:10 pm (UTC)
YAY! THANKS! I'm happy you did this. I mean, I've already done all the crafts on that page, so a new one is awesome.
Feb. 18th, 2009 11:37 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you've got some use out of them!
Feb. 19th, 2009 12:44 pm (UTC)
Thanks soooo much!!!
I'm sure I will soon try it, too. I love "soie oval" I'm using it for embroidery at the moment - it is such a dream to work with, I think it is like fairy-hair ;)
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