June 27, 2010

soft bangle bracelet grey and lavender cotton design )strata( 271


No beads or toggles, just a frayed fiber slip on style bracelet made from hand dyed cotton cord. These extra bits are up cycled scraps from other projects brought into a new piece of fiber art.


This item is available for sale here.


Similar items may be custom ordered to your specifications, click here.



Size is "large" measuring 8 5/8" (220 mm) inside circumference. Measure your size here.

Colors are predominantly grey and lavender with some green, blue and black.






design and photos copyright 2010 WhatKnotShop

slip on white cotton bracelet with blue beads 651


A row of light blue glass beads in the center of this white cotton bracelet sets off the sparkle. A single blue green focal bead anchors the circle.

This item is available for sale here.

Custom items similar to this can be made to your specifications by request.




Size is "extra large" measuring 9 3/4" (248 mm) inside circumference. This piece is continuous with no toggle or button. Measure your size here.








design and photos copyright 2010 WhatKnotShop

June 22, 2010

three sailor bracelets in copper green 702, 703, 704


A set of three classic turks head sailor bracelets made with hand dyed twisted cotton cord. The color is a copper green made by diluting the concentrated dye packet and limiting the time the cord remains immersed in the dye solution.


It's pretty amazing how much color range is available from a single colored dye packet. Even within the cord hank as it is immersed there are slight variations in color. Some areas take a bit more pigment, others less which creates a pleasing variation




The color will continue aging as the bracelet is worn. Repeated wettings can cause the color to fade even more giving the bracelet that "forever" look.


Sizing:
The small one is 14 bights, child or tween
The medium one is 17 bights, older teens and women
The large one is 20 bights, adult males and knuckle draggers (guys you know who you are...)

Each is made with three passes and worked to a firm shape. There remains some stretch in the material as the cord is naturally elastic.




These were photographed with the working ends in place although there isn't much slack to work out of the weave.


A note for the photography class: the background is actually a grey cardboard although the color in the photos appears to be light purple. White balance was set prior to the shoot with the light sources fully warmed up. (3600K CFL lamps)


design and photos copyright 2010 WhatKnotShop

June 15, 2010

Time Out New York features two sailor bracelet designs

Check out two products featured in the online edition of Time Out New York magazine:

http://newyork.timeout.com/articles/shopping/86491/trend-watch-woven

Click on page link above then scroll right to item #40




The hot hot pink herringbone design
http://www.etsy.com/listing/49340066/hot-pink-herringbone-sailor-bracelet

and the wider cuff design
http://www.etsy.com/listing/49339295/cotton-turks-head-knot-sailor-bracelet?ref=v1_other_2

June 11, 2010

new fiber wrapped bracelets and necklaces

Three flexible cotton fiber wrapped bracelets 180


Nylon cord is worked in a three part grommet, the ends are left loose but feathered to overlap slightly. The cotton fiber is from up cycled cut off ends of three part cotton cord that has been un-laid revealing the dye penetration pattern.


Ends of the cotton strands are placed between plies of the grommet then tightly would around the core similar to the craft of serving a piece of heavy line. The rhyme and rule is: "worm and parcel with the lay; turn and serve the other way"


This item is available for sale here.


This on is a muli-color flexible bracelet cat no 107 made with some grey cotton with finer cotton floss added as accent colors.


This item is available for sale here.


The loose ends are passed inside the grommet and tensioned then cut off flush with the surface.
Check your slip-on size click here then select your favorite color from one of the three online shops:

Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop/WhatKnotShop
ArtFire: http://www.artfire.com/users/WhatKnotShop
Zibbet: http://www.zibbet.com/WhatKnotShop



Design and photos copyright 2010 WhatKnotShop







June 10, 2010

Make your own fabric bracelets with Linda

Two great sources of craft do-it-yourself knowledge are the Beading Gem's Journal a blog published by Pearl:

http://www.beadinggem.com/

and Linda who was recently featured. Linda runs another blog named Craftaholics Anonymous where she featured this tutorial showing how to make soft braided bracelets out of fabric scraps:

http://diaryofacraftaholic.blogspot.com/2009/11/easy-fabric-bracelets-and-tutorial.html

Check these creative ladies out, they have some great stuff!

June 8, 2010

black turks head knot sailor bracelet 654



This is a popular design made with black polyester cord. The weave is a 17 bight x 5 part x 3 strand double diamond pattern. This 3 mm cord forms a consistent medium size bracelet that can be worked up to form a "small" size around 7 1/2" or left in a more relaxed condition to form a medium or large size in the range of 8 1/2".


Check your slip-on size click here then select your favorite color from one of the three online shops:




Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop/WhatKnotShop
ArtFire: http://www.artfire.com/users/WhatKnotShop
Zibbet: http://www.zibbet.com/WhatKnotShop

June 2, 2010

large slip-on turks head ankle bracelet in white nylon 675


A narrow turks head of 31 bights x 7 parts x 2 strands made from 1/8" white nylon cord. This is an adjustable fit that measures about 13" inside circumference. Based on design #1352 from the Ashley Book of Knots.

Worked up to a firm tension this would end up about 10" to 11" circumference x 1 1/8" wide


Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop/WhatKnotShop
ArtFire: http://www.artfire.com/users/WhatKnotShop
Zibbet: http://www.zibbet.com/WhatKnotShop

Here's how these anklets look when worked up to a comfortable fit.










design and photos copyright 2010 WhatKnotShop

crazy cotton fiber bracelet 663


What to do with the cut-off bits of colored cord? As an inveterate hoarder it's impossible to throw these pieces out so they accumulate in a box until the moment when inspiration overtakes reason.

Here's an experimental piece that combines somewhat randomly chosen bits of hand dyed colored cords in a grommet style lash-up. As you can see the ends are intentionally left free to fray. The cords are sewn together with nylon thread to prevent total entropy.

More fiber experiments here: Anemone         wild fiber bracelet             work in progress

design and photos copyright 2010 WhatKnotShop

choker and bangle set hand dyed fiber wrapped 163

These fiber wrapped bracelets and necklace are made with nylon cord cores that have been wrapped with hand dyed cotton fibers. Some of the fibers are made from pieces of dyed three ply cord that have been unwound.

The dye penetrates the cord from the outside during immersion in the dye bath leaving the interior of the cord white. This accounts for the differences in color and the spiral pattern seen on some regions of pieces.

Choker style necklace is closed with a small monkey fist knot and loop.

Check your slip-on size click here then select your favorite color from one of the three online shops:


Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop/WhatKnotShop
ArtFire: http://www.artfire.com/users/WhatKnotShop
Zibbet: http://www.zibbet.com/WhatKnotShop

Design and photos copyright 2010 WhatKnotShop

June 1, 2010

white nylon ankle bracelet 673


White nylon ankle bracelet made with 1/8" cord. Color is white. Size starts out at 14" inside circumference to enable wearer to slip the anklet on over the foot. The weave is then worked up to final size between 9 1/2" to 10" in place.

Ends are left loose to permit adjustment.
This will measure about 2" in width in it's final shape.


check your slip-on size click here then select your favorite from one of these three online shops:

Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop/WhatKnotShop
ArtFire: http://www.artfire.com/users/WhatKnotShop
Zibbet: http://www.zibbet.com/WhatKnotShop

design and photos copyright 2010 WhatKnotShop

hand dyed blue turks head rope bracelet 615


Five part turks head bracelet made with hand dyed cotton cord. Size is "large" made for a reserved order.

Dyed cord is treated to reduce color bleed. White not 100% color fast this treatment preserves the color through repeated wettings.

Ends are secured to prevent unraveling.


design and photos copyright 2010 WhatKnotShop