Double wide refers not to the design of a portable house on a rural lot but instead to the two rope bracelets that are stitched together with brightly colored cotton floss. This small collection is done in the basic primary colors:
bright chrome yellow
The bracelet is constructed of a pair of 2-strand rope bracelets. The material is a heavy #60 cotton cord worked in a classic 3 part weave. The two bracelets are worked to a consistent size on an 8" mold then one is reversed and they are stitched together with the floss.
They come out about 7 1/2" (191 mm) and are a generous width of about 1 1/4" (32 mm)
See these pieces and a limited selection of other work at Paper Hat located in south Minneapolis at 50th and Penn Ave
Bracelet with backbone (the poly clay toggle with the bumps on it) is the focal point of this hand dyed cotton construction. Loops of the cotton cord are placed on the ridges and secured with nylon thread through a series of holes.
The edge-stitching is expressed on the navy blue cord.
Blue black green verdigris yellow tangerine orange
The toggle and loop are easy to flip open. Size is "small" at 7 1/4" (183 mm) when closed.
See this piece and a limited selection of other work at Paper Hat located in south Minneapolis at 50th and Penn Ave
The high contrast cord colors show off the distinctive spiral pattern created by the double over-under basket weave technique. Only two colors of cord are used leaving the third weave path unpopulated and opening up the texture of the fabric.
This bracelet is narrower than many of the other examples posted at only 2 1/8 (52 mm) wide.
This is built on a 12 loop core of 3 mm soft cotton cord.
The warp cords used in this design are made from a loosely laid up twisted cotton cord (hardware store variety) combined with a braided cover cord. The colors are a two shades of pastel green and teal combined with a light grey.
The weft cords are tightened compressing the warp cords together and closing the gaps so the weft cords almost disappear. The softer warp cords expand to fill the gaps.
This is a plain weave (single over-under pattern) with only 11 loops (21 crossings)
Made on a 9" mold this cuff is a relaxed 8" (206 mm) inside circumference
All cotton materials warp cords are hand dyed a light desert tan and interwoven with natural ecru white cord.
This design has 20 loops creating a 39 crossing count per circumference (there is an offset of one to keep the weave going) Each warp cord follows an over-two under-two pattern. Only two of the three crossing patterns are populated with cord.
You can see the characteristic spiral pattern on the inside of this view. The two colors are very close so the effect is less pronounced. The un-populated crossing pattern reveals the weft cord.
Made on 10 1/2" mold this slip on cuff has been worked up to a smaller 8" (203 mm) inside circumference