Tassels and plant-based fibers can tend towards a bit of a love-hate relationship. Love the look, but do they ever tatter quickly!
Without the natural felting abilities of wool and depending on the yarn twist, what looked lovely, can, after just one wash look like it was chewed to death by an active Great Dane 😉.
Don’t fear there are solutions!
The “ends” feature in the new release, Autumn Sense, in our Hems and Ends year showcases one very easy solution…
Don’t cut the yarn… leave them loopy!
Cut, bead, and knot – okay, I know this is fringe and not a tassel, but you can use it on tassels, too.
If going this route, you may wish to decrease the number of loops in your tassel to compensate for the bulk created by the beads.
I hear tell, though haven’t used it due to allergies, of solutions such as clear nail polish and/ or dabs of glue.
What’s your favorite tassel protection method?