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How to make korker ribbon
You will need grosgrain ribbon, wooden pegs and wooden down. Must be wood so it will not melt in your oven.
Length of dowel will depend on how wide your oven is. I use 6mm dowel. I have used 9mm grosgrain ribbon, you can use 6mm ribbon.
You need to sand the dowel or the burs will get caught on your ribbon. I also bake my sticks before use to seal them and stop natural satin in the timber from staining my grosgrain ribbon.
Peg the end of your ribbon to the dowel and wind the grosgrain ribbon around so the sit flush together.
Keep winding until you get to the end of your stick, cut and peg.
Once I have all my dowels wound with ribbon. I place them in a Tin baking tray you can use any tray. I then spray them with Crip Spray starch.
Put them in the oven and bake at 110 for 25 minutes in a cold oven and 20 minutes in a warm oven.
These are the times I use.
I also find that printed grosgrain ribbon bleeds less at these temps.
You can turn your oven off and leave them in to cool or take them straight out.
Wait until they have cooled and unpeg your sticks.
Give the grosgrain ribbon a little twist to loose and then gently slide off. This is why you need to sand the dowel so the grosgrain ribbon will slide off nicely.
Now your ready to make korker bows.
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