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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Iris Tuft Tassel

Iris Tuft Tassel

Have you noticed all the tassels? From tassel belts to tassel earrings. Tassel shoes and tassel bags. Tassel hats and tassel phone decorations. And this time of year: graduation tassels.

Detail of the Iris leaf weave

Well, tassels are, of course, nothing new and throughout their dangling history tiny to robust tassels were universally used as a finishing feature in fabric decoration and symbols of standing in religious order and nobility and military ranks.

Tassel made from Iris leaves

My iris leaf tassel has nothing to do with either fabric or status: it is meant to be pretty for as long as it lasts.

What a great alternative to a graduation corsage or boutonniere

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5 July 2011 Tie an Iris leaf tassel

A tassel (also called a tuft) consist of: A suspending cord, the body, a fringed or ornamental skirt

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Dutch Iris or widow iris are the best known varieties used as cut flowers

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