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NOW SHOWING: Clover Quick Circle Yo-Yo Makers Demo

Friday, July 18th, 2008

We’re breaking new ground at SewThankful.¬† We finished taping our first video demo this week. This is a demonstration of Clover’s Quick Circle Yo-Yo Makers.¬† The video features the “large” and “extra-large” size yo-yo makers but the technique is the same for all the circle yo-yo makers.

Yes…I do have plans to add demos for the Heart and Flower Yo-Yo Makers shortly. I have received lots of comments and questions about the Flowers being more difficult and I have a couple of tricks that are sure to help.

Special Note:¬† A “JUMBO” Circle Yo-Yo maker will be released very soon by Clover.¬† We will be stocking that item so be sure to watch for that new addition at Sew Thankful!

With regard to video production, we are learning as we go and there is much to learn.  A huge pile of credit is due Jeff who is patient beyond belief in handling the camera, co-production and editing.

The goal is to produce a substantial and growing library of product and technique demos.  I hope you enjoy!

Monday, 7/21/08 Add-on note –¬† Linda wrote to me in a private email and gave permission to share these comments here with everyone:

Just watched your video on making yo yo’s.¬† I made¬† several hundred
last Christmas for some gifts (Vintage Santa) that required many yo
yo’s.¬† A tip I thought I would pass on to you – since I used a
coordinating thread I had a hard time ending up at the right spot.  I
made a mark with a Sharpie on one of the nubs and used that for the
starting and stopping.  Another thing about the finishing. I took a
class from Cody Mazuran (the yo yo maven) and she showed us a way of
ending IF the yo yo’s are going to be flat against fabric and the back
doesn’t show. After drawing up the yo yo, I go straight down the center
to the back and make a few back stitches stitches and a knot.  Goes
very fast and doesn’t matter since the back won’t be seen anyway. Of
course if the back is going to show, the way you show is best.

Thanks so much Linda.  Those are GREAT tips!

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