This is a herringbone weave design that has been doubled using a black dyed cord. The color contrast emphasizes the "V" pattern created by the over two-under two weave. This example shows the single overlap edge weave or "locked" edge as it is sometimes called.
Doubling the weave creates a dark edge on the left where the black cord reverses direction (bight) and also on the right where the white cord is exposed.
The featured item in this collection is the red slimline rope bracelet made in a herringbone weave but so slender it can go anywhere. More colors and sizes in this design available by special request. Visit the Etsy Shop and click on "contact" to make your request.
These fun colored rope bracelets were made in a special order for some kids who were going to summer camp. These are made smaller than the adult sizes and all are fully adjustable so that each can be made to fit comfortably.
Left to right: Red, bright pink, green, blue-green, and blue. The material is a 100% braided cotton cord hand dyed in small batches.
Regular readers may have detected a recent hiatus in posts to this blog. The reason is shown in this photo. I was in northeast Arizona for a week exploring ancient ruins and working on service projects.
For a guided tour you may want to ride with Ben, Adam, and Harris Teller who are the guides that operate Antelope House Tours. This family has lived in the canyon for generations and can provide both legends and facts about the canyon and the inhabitants.
This design )strata( cotton cuff is made entirely out of natural and hand dyed cotton cable cord. The colors selected are white, off white, teal, and grey-green. A pair of green plastic buttons and loops hold this cuff closed. As you can see the loops are positioned more than half way around the cuff creating a diagonal seam. The fabric is made by binding the cord strands together with strong but elastic nylon thread. This compresses the cords as the thread is tensioned which stiffens the material enabling the distinctive organic shape to appear. The twisted cords create the ribbed appearance of the fabric.
This piece measures about 8" (203 mm) inside circumference when closed and about 2" (52 mm) wide. This cuff will change shape when you put it on and if you get it wet it will shrink somewhat as it is made from cotton.
Summer arrived in Minneapolis yesterday with 97 deg temps. Definitely beach weather. If you can't get away from the office you can check out barefootnrags collection beachy keen now up on Etsy. Find out more about Kara Young's personal mission on her blog. Then check out her shop filled with fabric bows, headbands, and headwraps. Now on to the beach!
Dark blue-green hand dyed cord is used to make this turks head knot rope bracelet: The 100% cotton cord is sourced from Darice a supplier of craft materials. The color is a custom blend of RIT dye cooked on the stovetop. The weave design is a double diamond pattern which creates a naturally symmetrical shape during the process of working up the knot to it's competed shape. Find this and other patterns in the Ashley Book of Knots.
Square knot single row pattern macrame toggle bracelet made with bright white nylon cord. A traditional look with a small monkey fist knot which serves as a toggle to hold the bracelet closed. This bracelet is made from a single piece of 2.3 mm nylon cord using a square knot pattern.
Size is 7 7/8" (201 mm) inside circumference about 5/8" (15 mm) wide.