When practicing your knots, I tell my customers to use Stampin' Up!s wide grosgrain ribbon. It's wide enough to help you understand what needs to happen to the knot to make it flat. If you do not own wide grosgrain, your next best choice would be the 1/4" grosgrain ribbon. The Taffeta and Organza ribbons are too soft and smooth to practice on. Once you get the technique down then start playing with all the other wonderful ribbons out there!!
Some helpful hints when tying knots (this is all mentioned in the video):
- only pull one side at a time....this allows you to control the knot
- cut a longer length ribbon than you really need when you practice...nothing is more frustrating than working with a too short piece of ribbon
- use your index finger to slide the knot down into place
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Happy Stamping everyone!!
Patti Chesky (Stamping 411 Operator)