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post #1 of 32
Thread Starter 
Hi everyone,

Has anyone tried the left handed tips from Wilton?? My instructor said I should invest in them. Although there was a lady in my course I class that said they didn;t work...help please!

Mimi
post #2 of 32
I too have wondered about this. I am going to be helping a friend with her roses this weekend and she is a leftie. Except for her, I have never worked with a leftie and I am not a lot of help to her.

Her instructor had not even told her that left-handed tips existed.

If someone gives them a thumbs-up, I am going to pick her up a set.

Thanks,

Amy
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post #3 of 32
My sister tcrema is a lefty... I don't think she saw this post or she probably would have posted. She has a hard time doing the rope border because of her being a lefty. She's a great decorator... you could PM her.
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post #4 of 32
Yeppers..I'm a lefty!! I've tried a couple of the tips for lefties but didn't really notice any difference. Might be because I was taught using the regular tips and just agot use to using them!
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post #5 of 32
I am a lefty also. I didn't even know that there were left handed tips. I have not had too hard of a time with the regular tips. I did have a heck of a time learning the roses, until I took wilton course 1 and the instructor showed me the correct way to do it left handed.
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post #6 of 32
what an intresting topic!!! yep...i'm a lefty! my instructor teaches the rest of the class and tells me not to listen, then she teaches me the lefty way. i havent tried the lefty tips.....i learned on the reg. ones so its probably too late for me to relearn, haha
i do think it will be a challenge to teach your friend....it was a challange for my right handed friends to teach me...you might want to pick up the wilton course books..i got one at hobby lobby for under $5.00 and it shows you how to hold the bag and tip for left and right handed people.
good luck!
melody
post #7 of 32
I'm a lefty, too. I bought the tips and haven't had much luck with them.

I think, with me, it's more because of not knowing HOW to make the drop flowers, etc., with them. When I was taught right-handed--I could never do them. Mostly because it was backwards for me. So, as a result, I don't do the flowers, etc., that you use these tips for.

I need to play with them some more. I figure that for $5 for all of them, it's worth it.

Lisa
post #8 of 32
Thread Starter 
Thank you ladies! I was just wondering if there was a difference...I am the only lefty in my class so my instructor spends a little more time w/me. She said that the new class books are way better and have great instructions for lefties. The left-handed tips are new, the package has a violet border...i believe 3 come in a package...
post #9 of 32
I am a leftie too! And the only thing I have ever really noticed was out of all the things I do ...drop flowers and some simple twisting things are difficult for me. And I never heard of the left handed tips either. I truly havent practiced flowers alot ( shame on me) but have started, I think i'll just deal wth the regular ones, as i am somewhat ambidexterous
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post #10 of 32
Hi I am a lefty, and am very happy with the lefty tips that Wilton now carries. Tip 59 is used in Course 2 for making the violet is a tip that is now a lefty tip. Before I could not make the violet in the same way I had to used a 101 because of the curve of the tip. Lefties turn the nail in clockwise and righties turn the nail counter clockwise, so the curve of the tip is going the wrong way and you cannot form the flower. Another tip is 97 which is bent for a righty when making the Victorian Rose, a lefty cannot used the tip that comes in the course 2 kit. Now Wilton makes a a new tip for lefties that they sell at Michaels . They sell it in a strip of 3 tips and then there is another group of lefties tips that they sell. I think this is fantastic for lefties to be able to form the flowers as they were intended and I think I can speak for some of the Wilton Lefty Instructors besides myself who are very happy that Wilton has now designed these tips. Hope that was helpful. ( I know a lot of lefties have probably figured out different ways to adjust for the righty tips, as we have made adjustments in other "righty situations" but I think it is really nice to have these new tips available.
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post #11 of 32
Thread Starter 
Hi Cupcakes,

Thanks for the great "tips" icon_smile.gif My roses don't always come out that great...and the instructor I had was a newbie so she didn;t really help me out very much...my course II instructor is cool! She spends a little more time w/me so that I can do things the way they are supposed to be done.

Cupcakes, is it ok if I pm you should I have anymore "lefty" questions/problems??

Have a nice evening,
mimimil
post #12 of 32
Hi Mimimil, I would love to help you with any "lefty problems" you might have questions about.You should always try and get the seat across from your righty instructor, that way it will look to you like she is a lefty. Maybe that will help a little bit. Send me your email and I will be happy to get in touch with you if you need any help in the future. I know that everything will work out great!
post #13 of 32
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Hi Cupcakes,

Thanks SO much! I was just pm'ing tcrema that my roses come out a bit tight at times...my email address is:
mbarronca@hotmail.com

I love this place! Everyone is always happy to help... icon_smile.gif

Thanks again,
Mimimil
post #14 of 32
I'm a lefty and never even thought about it being differant for us that's why I have problems some times, thought it was just me not doing it right on some things
post #15 of 32
im left handed. my mom thought it would be great and bought me 2 tips. i havent even used them..
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