Tassels have been around for a long time, and the way these beauties, whether fashioned of thread, beads, or crochet, appear to offer edges, a different type of appearance, has always piqued people’s interest. When sarees are given a tasselled end, they naturally obtain a more attractive finish that they might not have had before.
Tassels are common on pallu margins, especially on silk sarees. But what if, despite being a thick silk saree, the pallu does not finish in a fringe, or the saree’s fringe isn’t to your taste? With the suggestions presented here, it’s always possible to make your homemade saree tassels in the simplest method possible.
Crochet Tassels in a Rustic Style
Tassels come in a variety of forms and may add a lot of colour to your pallu. When the sarees are more modern, like cotton with block print or bagru, an indigo saree with block print all over, it’s a terrific idea to just add a little colour burst at the borders, though in a rustic fashion. Here are some examples to give you an idea of how to do it.
Making silk tassels is as simple as wrapping embroidery thread in the colour and length of your choice and making bunches that are then snipped off from one end and attached to the saree’s pallu-as simple as that-the artistry, on the other hand, comes in creating variations with different types of beads, tiered tassels, and the like.
Take whatever simple embroidery thread you have on hand, such as the anchor thread kind with loops. Now take a five-inch-long, three-inch-wide piece of cardboard and wrap the thread around it as many times as you can. Leave a little thread length at the end of the length to knot up the clump that you’ll be slipping off the cardboard.
After you’ve removed the cardboard, you’ll need to sew numerous of these tassels onto the saree. The secret, of course, is to place it on a hem that allows the thread used to connect it to flow through easily.
This is a fantastic attempt at making a coordinating tassel that has been beautifully adorned with burnished brass leaf pattern beads. It’s also worth noting that the base thread from which the tassels hang, as well as the tassel itself, should be the same colour.
Simple phulkari and all that’s required to produce tassels for one of these sarees are to use the same colour thread as the embroidery and construct longish tassels out of it.
The way a saree pallu ends, no matter how thick it is, has a big role in boosting its appearance, which is why this Resham tassel in white and deep ink has been added to this magnificently woven pallu with the bird designs.
Tassels are often thought to be appropriate only for heavy silks with Resham, however, this is not always the case. Here you can see how a simple khadi saree was given this lovely simple tassel border using the same thread as the pattern, and the tassels were placed completely down the edge of the entire pallu rather than just at the end.
There are a variety of ways to get tassel work done on your sarees, but the most important thing is that it matches the overall design of the saree.