March 8, 2010
large size cotton anklet with beads 546
More in-progress photos showing the construction of the anklet. The needles hold the cord in alignment while the stitching is made across the grain.
Size is about the same as this earlier design modeled here by Kelly: http://bit.ly/6st4ht
On the loop end additional beads are stitched in the shoulders of the loop.
Here you can see the difference in width between the relaxed cords held by the needles and the compressed cords that have been cinched tight with the nylon thread.
Beads are placed at each crossing of the thread and held in place by the compressed cords.
design and photos copyright 2010 by WhatKnotShop