March 31, 2014

Making a basket weave rope bracelet Part 3 Layout the second warp cord

Making a basket weave rope bracelet Part 3
Layout the second warp cord

Place the fid on the end of the other colored warp cord.

If you don't have a fid, wrap tape around the end of the cord to form a stiff end.

In this example the second warp cord is a teal blue.

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Find the center of the first group of warp cords and create a small space.

Place the end of the second warp cord under the white cord as shown. Place in an over-under alternating pattern. Where the first warp cord is "over" place the second cord "under" the weft cord as shown.

Here you can see the weave as it develops with the opposite over-under moves.

Keep going around the PVC mold placing the cord under and over as before -  but always opposite the first warp cord.

Bury the ends as you did before by placing the cord ends through the gaps parallel to the white cord.

Draw the loop through but don't over-tighten.
Here's what the finished weave will look like.

Don't worry if your colored cords are too short or two long, just place them and bury the ends. You may use additional cords to fill out the weave.

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