Friday, June 17, 2011

Keeper postscript

If you just can't stomach the thought of making a million little keepers one at a time, there is a short cut that produces reasonably good results.  Make one keeper from a wider piece of lace and cut it in half (or thirds) with a sharp X-acto knife.
If you succeed at cutting the keeper right down the middle, you will end up with two identical keepers.
Of course if you're anything like me, you'll obsess over the fact that those keepers aren't quite  one hundred percent symmetrical.  That little bit of unevenness will drive you crazy and eventually you'll go back to making them one at a time...


  1. Huh! Now that is so simple I should just chew me own foot off.... *headdesk* Thank you!!!!!! That is a fantastic tip.

  2. This could save so much time, but I think I, too, would obsess over the *slight* unevenness of every keeper.

    1. It is the curse of the detail obsessed tackmaker...