What do you need? A soft (velvet) pillow cover (which you can also make yourself of course), soft wool, a card, a needle and thread, and a pair of scissors.
For the cushion you have to make 16 tassels. The tassels are made like this:
Step 1: Take a card to use for winding the thread. Wind the thread around the card in loops, about 18 times. (The more times the fuller the tassel will be).
Step 2: Take a second piece of thread. Slide the wound thread off the card. Tie the second piece of thread into a tight knot in the middle top of the looped thread.
Step 3 & 4: Cut through looped ends, and adjust into tassel shape.
Step 5: Turn the ends inside out. Now the top knot is inside the tassel.
Step 6: Cut a third piece of thread to wrap around tassel’s neck and make a tight knot. As you wrap, make sure all the threads in the head and skirt are in place. Trim the ends of the tassel with your scissors.
After your tassels are ready, all that is left to do is sewing them to the cushion and finding a spot to lie it down!
Are you going to give the tassel cushion at try during one of these dark evenings? If you love tassels just as much as I do and like to see more, please have a look here.