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Monday, September 22, 2008

Bows

How to Tie a Bow.

A floral bow is one that has a variety of loop sizes. The larger loops are around the outside of the bow and the sizes gradually get smaller towards the center. They may have as few as four to eight loops or as many as twenty to thirty loops. The loops are spread apart to make the shape oval or round and tails are generally hanging below.





Making a Floral Bow

1. Pinch the ribbon and make a loop leaving the tail the desired length.

2. Continue making loops gradually increasing the size of the loops until the bow is full and you have enough ribbon left to make the other tail.

3. Secure the center of the bow with wire.

4. Fan out the loops.

5. Cut the tails at an angle or in points to finish off the bow.


Making Layered Bows

The layered bow is two (or more) separate bows, of various sizes, stacked on top of each other. They can be glued in place or held together by twisting all the wires together. Usually each bow is a different color, texture or pattern in addition to being a different size. The bottom bow or bows can be a floral or loopy type bow. The top bow should have a center loop to cover the wire, as done in the wreath bow.

1. Make a floral or loopy bow (see above). If layering more than two bows, make additional floral or loopy bows. Each one should be slightly smaller than the last.
2. Make a wreath bow, slightly smaller than the smallest floral or loopy bow.
3. Lay the smaller bow over the center of the larger bow and connect the wires by twisting them together under the larger bow.








How to make a Basic Bow

1. Using three yards ribbon measure about 7" for the first tail. Squeeze the ribbon together and hold it with your thumb and forefinger.



2. With the right side of the ribbon facing out make a loop on one side using 6-7" of ribbon. Pinch the ribbon together and hold it with your thumb and forefinger. as before.



3. Make a full twist of the ribbon so the right side is facing out and make a loop towards the other side.



4. The second and third sets of loops should be progressively smaller than the first set. Make a fourth set of loops still smaller than the first three. Be sure to fully twist each loop so that the right side of the ribbon is always facing out.



5. Twist the remaining ribbon around your thumb to make the center loop. Adjust the tail so the right side of the ribbon is facing out. INsert a piece of wire through the center and twist it tightly at the back of the bow.



6. Spread out the loops and cut the ends of the tails at sharp angles or inverted V's








Making a graduated loopy bow.


1.Make a loop leaving the tail the desired length.




2. Continue making loops gradually increasing the size of the loops until the bow is full and you have enough ribbon left over to make the remaining tail.




3. Secure the center of the bow with ribbon or floral wire.



4. Fan out the loops.




5. Cut the tails at an angle or in points to finish off the look of the bow.



Making a loopy bow

1. Make a loop leaving the tail the desired length.




2. Continue making loops keeping them uniform in size until the bow is full and you have enough ribbon left over to make the remaining tail.



3. Secure the center of the bow with floral or bow making wire



4. Fan out the loops



5. Cut the tails at an angle or in points to finish off the bow.


Puffy Bow

A great gift wrap bow or finishing touch to a corsage is the puffy bow. It is made by wrapping ribbon around your fingers. This gives you loops that are uniform in size. Start with five or six "wraps". To make your bow larger spread your fingers. To make it fuller add more loops.

The Puffy Bow

1. After completing the wraps of ribbon, fold the loops in half.



2. Cut a "V" into each side making sure you do not cut all the way through the center.



3. Tie the bow with a coordinating narrow ribbon in the center. You can also use a fine bow tying wire to hold the center.



4. Separate the loops one by one to the right and left from the inside out. Twist each loop towards you as you pull it from the center. Do one side at a time.



5. Trim the short ends at an angle.



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