Tuesday, November 06, 2007
...another Ocean Plait Mat...
I found some orange 1/2" poly rope at Walmart to use for a larger mat. It was a 75 foot length when I started, I made five turns thru the plait, and after tightening the mat up, I trimmed off about 13 feet of excess. It's hard to tell from the angle with the ruler, but the mat is actually almost two feet across. I probably could've worked the excess cord around for another turn, but after a couple of hours, I had to say 'I'm done'. This one's large enough for a table center piece or maybe a mat for outside the shower door. I'll have to find some 1" thick rope for something large enough for a front door 'Welcome' mat.
I was going to follow the pattern thru with some smaller diameter navy blue paracord that would fit between the orange cords, but the Auburn fan I made it for, liked it as it is.