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  1. #1
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    Hello All!!

    i recently came across an article in the UK Quilling guild's newsletter...it showed instructions on how to use an Afro Comb to make a quilled christmas tree!

    I am still not sure as I always end up with a tangle instead!

    Is there anything else I can use instead of an Afro comb?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IreneH
    Hello All!!

    i recently came across an article in the UK Quilling guild's newsletter...it showed instructions on how to use an Afro Comb to make a quilled christmas tree!

    I am still not sure as I always end up with a tangle instead!

    Is there anything else I can use instead of an Afro comb?
    You could try an onion holder - it may be easier to hold and manage as it is without a handle.The prongs are also likely to be more rounded. I use this to make wheatear leaves etc. Good luck.
    Angie

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    So do i wind the paper strip alternately around and through the comb prongs and then lift out the paper to glue or what?

    I'm still getting a major tangle which looks nothing like the picture!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by IreneH
    So do i wind the paper strip alternately around and through the comb prongs and then lift out the paper to glue or what?

    I'm still getting a major tangle which looks nothing like the picture!!

    You need to glue the paper on each winding round the prongs. Its been a while since I used this technique so I can't remember everything... If you start with the longest point you will be doing then you will work either side of this. Anchor the paper on by wrapping a small bit round a bottom prong a gluing to itself.

    I hope this is of some help.
    ~You must be the change you want to see in the world. ~
    ~Ghandi~

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    Quote Originally Posted by IreneH
    So do i wind the paper strip alternately around and through the comb prongs and then lift out the paper to glue or what?

    I'm still getting a major tangle which looks nothing like the picture!!
    I have not tried making an xmas tree with this method but i think i can see how it would work. i agree with Gecko - for this design a little dab of glue at the end before the next turn. I would also suggest not pulling too tightly on each turn so that it is easier to slide off at the end.

    When i use the onion holder to make wheatear leaves, i do not glue at all until i remove it. I simply grip it at the bottom (turning) end.

    This subject is surely a good one for any video experts who could demonstrate as it is quite hard to describe.

    Keep trying and good luck - let's see a picture of this tree when you master the technique!
    Angie

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    Which issue of QT is it? I'll be able to see what you're doing and may be able to help more (assuming I have that copy myself) if you think it will help.
    ~You must be the change you want to see in the world. ~
    ~Ghandi~

  7. Red face Afro Comb

    Hi, I have the instructions for an angel made using an onion cutter. I don't know if I can down load it here.
    Let me know if want me to send it to you.
    Paper_Posie

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