January 28, 2014

basket weave rope bracelet series index

click on a link below to view the images and descriptions for the basket weave series of rope bracelets


  1. blue green double weave rope bracelet cuff 3200
  2. green and blue handwoven basket weave rope cuff bracelet 3208
  3. tan and sand double thickness basket weave rope bracelet cuff 3201
  4. blue and white basket weave rope bracelet cuff 3205
  5. basket weave rope bracelet 3206
  6. scarlet orange brown basket weave cuff bracelet 3203
  7. basket weave cuff bracelet 3211
  8. large anti-clastic cotton basket weave bangle 3214
  9. blue cotton two layer basket weave rope bracelet 3213
  10. big red cuff basket weave bracelet 3209
  11. basket weave rope cuff desert tan and ecru double weave 3202
  12. red white black basket weave rope cuff bracelet 3207
  13. green and grey basket weave rope cuff bracelet 3210
  14. purple blue grey basket weave rope bangle bracelet 3219
  15. blue green grey basket weave rope bracelet 3220
  16. scarlet and tangerine orange basket weave rope bangle bracelet 3221
  17. basket weave bracelet olive taupe and ecru 3204

double wide rope bracelets in color 3232

 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
turquoise blue
grass green
navy blue
scarlet
 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



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January 26, 2014

vertebrae cuff bracelet 3206

 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


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January 25, 2014

basket weave bracelet olive taupe and ecru 3204

 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.
...sold but you can ask for a custom order



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January 24, 2014

scarlet and tangerine orange basket weave rope bangle bracelet 3221

 Hot colors scarlet and tangerine orange warm up this plain-weave design.

The two shades of scarlet are laid up in a double parallel layout with the single over-under tangerine cords securing the edges.

10 loop weft cord layout



 Built on a 8 5/8" mold and worked up to a 6 7/8" (175 mm) inside circumference






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January 23, 2014

blue green grey basket weave rope bracelet 3220

Four colors made from soft laid twisted cord put together with a combination of double over-under and single over-under weave pattern on a 10 loop weft layout.

 The soft laid twisted cord starts out a light grey color accepting dye and creating a pastel effect.
 Made on an 8 5/8" mold and worked up to a 6 7/8" (175 mm) inside circumference.





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January 22, 2014

purple blue grey basket weave rope bangle bracelet 3219

 Colorful purple teal blue and two blue-gray mixes are combined in this soft slip on bangle style cuff. Single over-under weave pattern with 9 loops.
 Tightly drawn up to completely hide the weft cord the resulting pattern has a zig-zag look to it.

Made on an 8 5/8" mold this came out smaller at 6 7/8" (175 mm) inside circumference
soft and flexible



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January 21, 2014

green and grey basket weave rope cuff bracelet 3210

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



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January 20, 2014

red white black basket weave rope cuff bracelet 3207

 Nice high contrast bold colored cotton cord assembled in a simple plain weave pattern over a black polyester weft cord.

The red and white cotton cord is a 3 mm soft braided cover cord. The edges have three-pass white cable cord which being slightly smaller diameter creates a tapering effect.
 The weave is slightly stretchable from the 7 7/8" (200 mm) inside circumference size. Loose ends are buried inside the weave and tied off with nylon thread.






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January 19, 2014

basket weave rope cuff desert tan and ecru double weave 3202

 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



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January 18, 2014

big red cuff basket weave bracelet 3209

big
bold
red
orange
brown
cuff
basket weave
two alternating color warp cords
brown weft cord
extra large 8 1/2" (216 mm)




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January 17, 2014

blue cotton two layer basket weave rope bracelet 3213

 More of the basket weave work this one with a two layer pattern. The single over-under weave is done in an extra soft #48 hand dyed cotton twist mixed colors of pastel blue and grey.

The over 4 - under 2 pattern is done in a light royal blue cord.

The over weave creates a strong horizontal (longitudinal?)  effect.
 Ecru weft cords help define the pattern with color contrast. There are four colors used in this design.


Smaller size 7 1/2" (191 mm) with a little bit of natural stretch, not a s much as the bias weave turks head knot bracelets.


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January 16, 2014

large anti-clastic cotton basket weave bangle 3214

 Right angle basket weave technique with a thick bundle of cords placed on the edges. The weft cords (back and forth pattern) wrap around forming a contrasting pattern calling attention to the reverse curve (anti-clastic) shape.


 Made with smooth braided hand dyed cotton cord - scraps from the boo-ya box.
Extra large size 8 1/2" (211 mm) lightweight



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January 15, 2014

basket weave cuff bracelet 3211

 Plain weave construction using a mix of twisted and braided cord stock. Slightly tapered shape.
 Mix of colors from black to grey to teal blue.
Size "large" 8 1/4" (209 mm) designed to slip on over the hand




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January 14, 2014

scarlet orange brown basket weave cuff bracelet 3203

 More basket weave series cuffs, this one is a double weave three color design. All cotton hand dyed cord worked over a braided cotton core.

Warm colors: scarlet, orange, brown





 The spiral offset pattern has been compacted along the core cords so there are no gaps.




About 7" (178 mm) inside circumference





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January 13, 2014

basket weave rope bracelet 3206

 This simple plain-weave cuff is made with 3 mm cord. These pieces of cord are predominantly blue, purple and verdigris with a bright teal accent. The weft is black polyester.

The weave is drawn up to a firm but not tight tension which allows the loops of cord to show the alternating pattern.
 The cords are tied off with waxed thread then trimmed.
Soft and flexible about 8" inside circumference.



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January 12, 2014

ombre dip dyed cord made into a turks head knot rope bracelet 3212

 The interesting thing about this design is the cord which was loosely coiled then dip dyed in a blue dye bath then the cord was dip dyed in a grey dye bath and allowed to dry. The overlapping color creates the transition.

The cord was then used to construct a traditional three part sailor bracelet. The areas where the cord was fully immersed in the blue are laid up right next to the grey areas giving this classic design a lively variegated color effect
 The cord is a #48 cotton which is a relaxed or loosely laid up product of my local hardware store. It has a light grey toned color right out of the ball so the blue dye comes out a bit more pastel in tone while the grey just looks completely natural.
Built as a sample this is a "small" size (14 part) but the cord can stretch making this a great all purpose bracelet.




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January 11, 2014

blue and white basket weave rope bracelet cuff 3205

 This is a very simple basket weave pattern cuff bracelet where the warp cord alternates over and under with the adjacent pass. This creates a relatively thin shell.

The material is an ombre dip-dyed hank of hardware store cotton twine. The warp (running around the circumference of the cuff) is made from the dip dyed cord. The woof (running back and forth along the width of the cuff) is made from un dyed cord from the same ball.
 Here you can see the effects of the partially dyed warp cord as it passes around the circumference. The dark blue fades into the natural light grey.

Here's another example of how the ombre cord works in a simple three part turks head knot bracelet.

This plain weave design does not have the same amount of natural stretch as the double weave designs because the fabric has less thickness. The cords don't have the extra space within the body of the fabric.
This cuff was made on a 9 1//2" mold and after the workup now measures 8 1/4" (209 mm) During the layout the cord is loosely arranged to conduct the weaving process then tightened up after all the cords have been placed.

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