Cool the things that you learn as a kid that you get to use in different forms later in life.
My best friend in the world lived 3 doors down from me and growing up we were always at each others places. Her dad was a seaman, in the merchant navy as a young maltese man and later a tug hand and he had the most amazing talent for macrame with ships rope - I mean really, really good, he could take a piece of ugly rope and turn it into an amazing planter holder or a doormat or a myriad of other things. I so wish I had photos because you'd be impressed too.
|7 year old besties on a Tug! I'm the blonde one.|
You will need ...
- some plain cotton cord, or hemp cord, or waxed cord, even thin leather cord, at a pinch you can even use string or gardening twine!
- some large holed beads, I've used indian matte glass 'congo beads', wooden beads work well.
|Do a simple knot|
|Keeping your short lengths on the inside - your working cords are the two outside lengths|
|Take your right cord under the middle two and over the left cord|
|Your left cord then goes over the middle cords and through the right loop, and tighten both cords. Keep going with the same technique which will start to form a natural spiral.|
|To add a bead, simply slide onto the two middle cords and continue knotting as before|
|Want to do a different, flat style of knotting? Do your usual right under middle over left, left over middle through right as you have been.|
|Your next knot will be left under middle over right, right over middle through left.|
|Alternate the knots and the cord will remian flat and not spiral.|
|Not long enough for a bracelet as this was just my sample piece showing the different aspects, but you get the idea!|