Correct Bag Position

Right-handers:

Angle

Angle refers to the position of the bag relative to the work surface. There are two basic angle positions:

90° angle or straight up, perpendicular to the surface. Used when making stars or flat petal flowers.

45° angle or half way between vertical and horizontal. Used for writing and borders.

Direction

The angle of the bag to the work surface is only half the story of the bag position. The other half is direction in which the back of the bag is pointed. Correct bag direction is easiest to learn when you think of the back of the bag as the hour hand of a clock. When you hold the bag with the tip in the center of the clock, you can sweep out a circle with the back end of the bag. Pretend the circle you formed in the air is a clock face. The hours on the clock face correspond to the direction you point the back end of the bag.

Note: Right-handers should always decorate from left to right.

Left-handers:

Angle

Angle refers to the position of the bag relative to the work surface. There are two basic angle positions:

90° angle or straight up, perpendicular to the surface. Used when making stars or flat petal flowers.

45° angle or half way between vertical and horizontal. Used for writing and borders.

Direction

The angle of the bag to the work surface is only half the story of the bag position. The other half is direction in which the back of the bag is pointed. Correct bag direction is easiest to learn when you think of the back of the bag as the hour hand of a clock. When you hold the bag with the tip in the center of the clock, you can sweep out a circle with the back end of the bag. Pretend the circle you formed in the air is a clock face. The hours on the clock face correspond to the direction you point the back end of the bag.

Note: Left-handers should decorate from right to left. One exception is writing and printing; everyone writes and prints from left to right.

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