This method of bow tying is not my original idea, but it's so much fun and you will get perfect bows every single time!
It's called the Fork Bow...but I felt that it really wasn't a great name for such a pretty bow...so at one of my Christmas card Buffets, we were brainstorming a name that sounded really nice and Jennifer came up with the name Bow de Fourchette, which is a blend of English and French...doesn't it sound lovely?
Here we go .... I don't have a fancy bow maker, but I found that a picnic fork is perfect for our Tafetta Ribbon. (Tomorrow I'll share how to make perfect bows with our wider Satin Ribbon)
Step 1: I like to keep my ribbon on the roll, now holding the fork in your left hand, wrap your ribbon, just as shown...it's easy to remember to have the side of the ribbon making the same shape as your left hand, like a sideways U.
Step 2: Take your back piece of ribbon and bring it over the top of the front piece.
Step 3: With the ribbon coming to the front, thread it through the middle of the fork tines.
Step 4: To form your bow, pull both the front and back tails straight down in line with the handle of the fork, adjusting to make sure it's not twisted.
Step 5: Keeping the back tail straight down, bring the front tail straight up and through the middle of the fork tines making sure it isn't twisted.
Step 6: Now your tails are at the back of the fork, make any adjustments so that your bow is looking pretty...like straightening, etc.