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O.K. you have spent several minutes folding the d**n thing up. Hopefully it has not gotten away from you and blossomed. Now you need to secure it in a way that will hold it securely and still be easy to release.

I have Mogar's fountain and it uses Velcro. I am not particularly thrilled with this method. The straps (ribbons?) that go around the bundle are somewhat short and it can be difficult to make them reach sometimes. I have to make sure the final load is positioned exactly to make it narrow enough in the right direction. Also, the Velcro is noisy and has a tendency to snag the outermost silk. That black silk is starting to look like a cat got hold of it. The only reason I have not replaced it is that you can't see it once the production starts and you better not see it sooner. Smile

What we need is an easy to open, silent, way to secure the bundle. Has any one used eye hooks similar to dove holders? What about snaps?

I think Richard Hugh's once said he used a bulldog clip. What other methods are you using?

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B
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I suggest using an 1/8" silk ribbon, tied around the bundle in a fairly loose bow. A tug on the free end would release the bundle, and the ribbon could fall to the floor or be retained in the hand. It would also be silent.

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Good idea, I like that better than a rubberband which could get snagged.
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Stitching the ribbon to a silk keeps it from falling to the floor!

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(Yep! I really use a rubber band.)
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