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From: youyou
Date: 05-24-2005, 09:01 AM (1 of 10)
can anybody tell how can make this???????????
User: youyou
Member since: 05-11-2005
Total posts: 5
From: CodyGramma
Date: 05-24-2005, 09:09 AM (2 of 10)
Do you know what they are called??? If you did you could do an internet search for instructions. What are they used for?? Are they bracelets?
User: CodyGramma
Member since: 04-22-2005
Total posts: 133
From: youyou
Date: 05-24-2005, 09:26 AM (3 of 10)
yes its bracelet my cousin do it but she did not tell me how make and she donoot want to tell me but she make it by dmc threads
User: youyou
Member since: 05-11-2005
Total posts: 5
From: paroper
Date: 05-24-2005, 10:35 AM (4 of 10)
Well, my first thought is that they were done by machine. However, the stitching does not extend through the fabric and the fabric appears not to be double, so I think you are correct that they were done by hand with DMC floss although the letters look a little glossier than I would expect from normal DMC. LOVELY PRECISION WORK! That is a satin stitch that she is doing only in the top of the fabric. I think that it is hard to get that exact smooth even look to a hand satin stitch...takes a lot of practice. At the end she is attaching four to six stands of floss that matches the letters and braiding the tie.

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User: paroper
Member since: 02-03-2004
Total posts: 3775
From: LeapFrog Libby
Date: 05-24-2005, 12:05 PM (5 of 10)
I think there has to be a lining of some sort.. There is no evidence of stitches on the inside red side.. That is impossible, there would have to be a thread caught somewhere..
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User: LeapFrog Libby
Member since: 05-01-2002
Total posts: 2022
From: pucktricks
Date: 05-24-2005, 12:26 PM (6 of 10)
It's done completely by hand, I saw a lady do it in Mexico and she got one done in about 10-15 minutes, the only thing is I can't tell you how she did it because the other people I was with didn't want to wait. There is some kind of filler material in the middle because they are somewhat stiff.

User: pucktricks
Member since: 03-31-2004
Total posts: 570
From: joannequilts
Date: 05-24-2005, 02:11 PM (7 of 10)
The inside looks like a cut piece of timtex with a sleeve over it.
User: joannequilts
Member since: 12-22-2000
Total posts: 3070
From: youyou
Date: 05-25-2005, 02:33 PM (8 of 10)
thank you
but realy i am so angry because i hope to learn it
i will try to found it on mexicon sites
User: youyou
Member since: 05-11-2005
Total posts: 5
From: my2girlies
Date: 05-26-2005, 09:53 AM (9 of 10)
Klutz books for kids (you can usually find them at Michael's for about $10-$15 each) has a book that shows how to make these. They do not show how to do lettering, but they show how to make other designs. I imagine once you master the designs you could improvise the lettering. My dd has one of the books - it is not nearly as easy as they make it sound. None of hers ever looked like the ones in the book. Also even the ones in the book do not look like the ones posted here - the designs on theirs go from the top to bottom (if that makes sense) of the bracelet. The colored threads for designs in theirs are underneath as you wrap the main color and you pull out the colors you need as you get to each place in the design. Like I said before - it is not as easy as it looks. Good luck in your search and making the bracelets.
User: my2girlies
Member since: 03-25-2005
Total posts: 154
From: AngieM2
Date: 05-26-2005, 11:25 AM (10 of 10)
from looking at these, I'd say an embroidery machine could write down a piece of fabric folded like bias tape. Then put 'stay' material to length desired, and wrap the embroideried peice around it and hand whip stitch in place. At the ends make the floss ties/fringe.

Might give it try.

User: AngieM2
Member since: 03-14-2005
Total posts: 24
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