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Title: Tying a Knot (1)
Post by: Graham Lee on January 27, 2009, 05:08:48 PM
Will be adding approx 16 instructions for explaining varying twists etc for balloon twisting.
This one was taken from some lecture notes that were written a couple of years ago.
If you put more balloon onto the pump before inflating this will give you more balloon to
play with & tie so hopefully making it easier for you.
Title: Re: Tying a Knot (1)
Post by: C.K. on December 30, 2010, 11:09:59 AM
Thanks Graham for all those wonderful tutorials. Is there a chance to get those lecture notes in printed form?

Carsten
Title: Re: Tying a Knot (1)
Post by: Graham Lee on December 30, 2010, 11:44:50 AM
These were taken from my very first set of lecture notes, which may still be on my computer somewhere.
Will have a look and may possibly post the rest onto the forum.
Title: Re: Tying a Knot (1)
Post by: C.K. on December 30, 2010, 03:03:08 PM
GREAT!  :)
Title: Re: Tying a Knot (1)
Post by: Lisa R on April 21, 2012, 07:45:04 AM
Hi is there any little gadget that I could use to for tying balloons as after about 2 hours on a job my fingers are really sore.  Thanks. Lisa
Title: Re: Tying a Knot (1)
Post by: Lisa Chester on April 21, 2012, 09:19:15 AM
There is a balloon tool that I believe decorators use, and I use it when making big stuff at home, but for line work it really does slow you down.  I have to confess that after I had a busy weekend, then done a big display my fingers were raw, so I did use it the next day for the next gig.   But normally over time your fingers do get used to it.

Here's the tool I used
http://http://www4.mailordercentral.com/tmyersmagic/prodinfo.asp?number=3020

Hope that helps
Lisa
Title: Re: Tying a Knot (1)
Post by: Graham Lee on April 21, 2012, 09:51:17 AM
You can also set up 3 nails/screws onto a small block of wood to do the same job.
Title: Re: Tying a Knot (1)
Post by: Lisa R on April 23, 2012, 07:17:29 AM
Thanks for the advise. Will have to try that .  Thanks
Title: Re: Tying a Knot (1)
Post by: Ballonim on April 23, 2012, 11:33:08 AM
Quote from: "Lisa R"
Thanks for the advise. Will have to try that .  Thanks

hello try to pull the balloon just around one finger and push your tumb finger by the balloon circle! (i hope my english is well :) it works great. With this technique you can knot balloons  and your finger feels good :idea: