I decided the Purple Passion Margo bag in the previous post needed a tassel pull on the zipper to complete the look.
I gathered up the Color Catchers I use in the washer when I wash hand-dyed fabrics. I used these because they're some kind of synthetic fabric and they have this marvelous color but don't ravel or fray. I also got out some largish beads, and embroidery thread.
I stacked the pressed Color Catchers and cut them into 1/8 inch strips.
I cut a 20 inch length of embroidery thread. I folded the strips in half to mark the middle, then tied the thread around the center of the strips, leaving one side of the thread about 4 inches, and the other around 16 inches. I didn't measure the thread ends, just eyeballed them. Also, I used all six strands of the thread -- I did not separate them.
When I was happy that the thread was tied in the center of the strips, I tied a tight square knot.
Then I formed a loop with the shorter end of the thread.
Then I made a knot in the loop so it wouldn't go anywhere. I probably should have done the knot in the loop before winding the thread, but I wanted the thread to lay flat against the top of tied strips.
I have left all of these photos large, so be sure to click on them for a closer look at any of the steps.