My hobby with decorative and useful knot work.
hey SD looks awesmoe your blogs really cool man keep up the good work
Your work is impressive! Did you ever do a monkey fist around a heavy object to then use as a door stopper/decorative home accessory?
Nice knotwork. You have inspired me to try a few. Understanding how to tie a Turks Head, slowly.
I've not made a monkey's fist large enough for a door stop, but I've seen some nice examples like these. And I've seen some others done with Turk's head knots that look neat too.
That's a beautiful knot!
Your site rocks, by the way. It's cool to see your older posts & how you seem to have evolved in your craft. I'm going through a similar progression, but I'm not nearly as good. You have cost me a lot of money in paracord :) Keep up the good work & thanks for sharing.
Thank you for sharing! Your knots are beautiful & practical! Have you ever seen knotted animal? There is a lady in Hong Kong teaching Chinese Knot, you may find many cute knotted animals in her website: www.sarahcollection.hk
Thanks for the link. There are a few examples of knotted animals on the Knot Heads World Wide website, in the gallery. www.khww.net
Hey Stormdrane! You've got quite an impressive array of uses for the paracord and I was especially interested in one of your works that I found while stumbling around. I couldn't manage to find any sort of "merchandise" section in your blog but wanted to know if you thought it possible to recreate another one of your paracord guitar straps for me? I realize that the latest comment prior to this was in December of last year but if you still get to check this, any info would be appreciated!
I haven't done any other paracord guitar straps since the one I made in 2006. It's a labor intensive kind of project and not easily adjustable as it was made.A couple of years ago, I remember coming across a web site that made woven paracord guitar straps, but I've not been able to find it again. A variation of the pattern I used can be seen on this foreign website, that a blog reader sent me the link to, and has been used in macrame since at least the 1800's. I just scavenged the guitar attachment pieces off another guitar strap.
Howdy Stormdrane,On the double coin how did you start and finish?I,am guessing you hide your loose ends in a diamond knot.Always love going back to your beginning to see how far you have come.Wonder how miles of cordage you have gone threw?If you ever run out of room to put any of your projects I would be willing to help you out.LOL Thanks as always Scot
@Scot, I started at the flashlight end with a loop and tied a lanyard knot, then the compound double coin knot, then with the two working ends tied another lanyard knot, backing one strand out of the knot and making a loop with the other strand following the backed out strand a few turns thru the knot, then tightened it up, trimmed and tucked the ends to finish. If you do it well , you can't tell where the ends are. It can be done with the lanyard knot in a single pass but is easier to hide with a doubled knot... ;)
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