One of my favorite tools when creating fringe and cords for my Fiber Amulet Bags is The Fringe Twister. I will have several Fringe Twisters created by Leclerc Looms for you to try out during the Tucson Show, "To Bead True Blue".
To ply with the Fringe Twister: Divide the number of stands you are cording or fringing into two groups. If this is a cord you are making either knot the two groups or double them. I use a hook on the door or wall to hand the yarn from and hold it taut to begin making the cord. If you have another pair of hands you can have someone hold the end you are not clamping into the twister.
Clamp one group each into the clips on the Leclerc Fringe Twister. Holding the wooden crank (or handle) with with one hand in the center of the wooden crank turn clockwise until it kinks. You can decide how tight you want your cords and with time you will know how many times you will turn the crank. It is all up to you and your design.
Now it is time for you to remove the 2 groups from the clips carefully. If you drop one you will need to begin form the beginning. Put both groups in one clip and secure the end bundle with an overhand knot. Now....release the group and allow them to twist around using the crank once again. This time you will be turning counterclockwise.
These Fringe Twisters are made of Maple and they are approximately 4" X 4". Once you have used this tool you will never be without it. VISIT MY ON LINE STORE FOR THE FRINGE TWISTER: