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I think one of the luxuries of paracord is using colorful materials to knot with— especially when working a twist of repeating half knots. I really enjoy this technique when I can indulge in making something that showcases both color and form, like this quad-strand necklace. This can be a 1,2,or 4 color necklace or bracelet that is slim yet looks good This is a necklace I made from 550 paracord. I had seen some necklaces that people made but they all seamed to big or not practical. I wanted something slimmer. So I searched the internet for a weave and came up with the 4 Strand Round Weave. I had never seen a paracord necklace made this way so I just went to it and this is what I got. Its not terribly difficult and its pretty fun. It's a fun craft to make with the family too. I made my wife one too. Although it looks good, it can also be taken apart and used in a survival situation. I hope you enjoy it and I'd love some feedback! Sorr



Tricks to Learn How to Tie Turks Head Knots.

Practice the knots you know by using them as much as possible. The more you use them the more likely you will use them. This will also help you find the ones you prefer for different situations. Setting up tents or shelters. Tying down a load in a truck bed. Securing a boat to a dock or post. Games or tricks using knots. Making decorative items to use. TURK’S HEAD KNOTS The Turk’s Head Knot is what truly embodies a decorative knot for many people, and—oh, what magic that term “Turk’s Head Knot” evokes! The would-be knot-tyer wants to know its mysteries, the novice wants to practice it once again just to solidify their new knowledge, the practiced knot-tyer wants to know how to expand a Turk’s Head, and there are those who profess to be able to tie any Turk’s Head Knot in any fiber all done in hand! The dreams and wonders that this knot tells! One could easily fill a book or several books on the subject but we have limited ourselves to just this article. With that in mind, I am

Reasons for Learning Paracord Knots

KNOT TYING IS A PURSUIT... That can change from intimidating to entertaining with just a little effort. Learning to tie knots can be considered a skill in itself, so much information and many tips are provided to help you. If you have encountered stumbling blocks in the past when trying to learn knots, you will find helpful hints to overcome them on the internet and YouTube. Knotting will help you in endeavors you already enjoy. If you’re an avid camper, you’ll find setting up camp a lot easier once you have knotting skills. It will also help you get involved in new activities. If you’ve never tried boating, learning knots will take you a step closer to this activity. Knotting is a useful skill in many crafts. Tying cordage properly will make you look competent. You will be able to manage ropes of different sizes and materials. You will learn how to tie safer knots that won’t untie under duress. You’ll react better if you need to tie a knot in an emergency.

Paracord Knots: Knots That You Can Learn Easily

Tying paracord knots can be fun, yet it can sometimes be a challenging task for a beginner. Learning what to do to get the right results can take some effort on your part. Therefore, following an expert guide can work wonders in your favor and you can keep the skill for life. Here are knots you can easily learn using paracord and chances are they will come in handy when you are outdoors camping. Knot 1: The cobra knot The cobra knot is widely used by military personnel. Whenever a pull-ring is attached to it, the knot is perfect to be used as a Girth Hitch. See also: YouTube: Tying It All Together The cobra knot is a very easy tie to learn. Your first step is to gather two different paracords to make the knot. Materials you need are: A sharp knife A buckle Cigarette lighter 2 different colors paracord Here are the simple instructions: Take both strings in your hand and hold them straight with your fingers alongside each other. Take hold of the left cord with your hand and see

My Favorite Knot

Sinnets—what exactly are they? Sinnets, similarly, are somewhere between braids and plaits. A sinnet is a woven structure, frequently having several cords or strands, and usually adaptable to incorporating several colors and patterns. Sinnet is variously defined elsewhere as braided cord, plaited cord, or simply cords woven over and under each other. What seems important to me to understand is that sinnet is woven by making alternating passes of one cord (or several cords as part of a bundle) over and under the remaining cords in the bundle to form a flat, round, or other-shaped cross-section rope or long piece of ropework that is decorative, especially if made with several colors. A sinnet is therefore a structure that lends itself to multiple strands being woven together into multiple patterns and shapes, with a relatively simple repetitive activity of over and under. As with all seemingly simple pieces however, there are cautions. It can be easy to “drop a stitch” in making multipl


While my passion dictates there can never be too many knots, sometimes for aesthetic purposes, less is more. You will need to decide. I would advise a tentative application at first, until you see what the effect is, so that you can determine how much you want to see and embellish this object of your desire. Experiment with color, thickness, type, mixture, texture, and form until you are more familiar with the base on which you are working or the stand-alone object you create. From this you may then determine (or perhaps you knew all along!) what would be most suited to your task, so that you can feel confident in creating your own masterpiece. Decorative knotting is my unbridled passion—I cannot get enough of decorative knots! Along the way, I learned several techniques when I had no idea what this passion might involve. I have found new and exciting tools to use. I have come across cords and twines in the most unusual places, and a visit to a museum usually involves me traipsing off

General Principles of Knot Tying

Certain general principles govern the tying of all knots and apply to all types of materials. 1. The completed knot must be firm, and so tied that slipping is virtually impossible. The simplest knot for the material is the most desirable. 2. The knot must be as small as possible to prevent an excessive amount of tissue reaction when absorbable materials are used, or to minimize foreign body reaction to nonabsorbable materials. Ends should be cut as short as possible. 3. In tying any knot, friction between strands ("sawing") must be avoided as this can weaken the integrity of the knot. 4. Care should be taken to avoid damage to the material when handling. Avoid the crushing or crimping application of surgical instruments, such as needleholders and forceps, to the strand except when grasping the free end of the weave during an instrument tie. 5. Excessive tension applied by the weaver will cause breaking of the knot and may cut tissue. Practice in avoiding excessive tensio

How to Make any Awareness/Support Ribbon

Chart of Cancer Awareness Colors from Choose Hope Introduction: How to Make an Awareness/Support Ribbon Square knotting makes an ideal base for a ribbon. I started with two 5' lengths of 325 Paracord. You will also need a metal split ring. Step 1: About 7" from the bottom start the square knotting around the two cord core.   Step 2: Make 3 square knots. This will form one tab end of the ribbon. You can make more or fewer knots to vary the length of the tab end. Step 3: Now make a square knot (two steps) but do NOT include the right hand cord of the core you are tying around. Step 4: Begin tying again. The reverse side of the ribbon should show the cord you did not tie around.

Crafting with Paracord

CREATIVE PROJECTS USING PARACORD Since paracord is so versatile, anyone can have the chance to try and make something for their loved ones. Just a few items I have done with paracord.   Heart Key Fob Materials: 6 feet of 425 paracord Heart shaped split ring Round split ring Beads optional {Cost for this project starts at $3.50} Step 1: Fold your paracord in half. Insert the center of the cord down through the heart split ring. If you are using beads, thread one on the right cord now. Step 2: Insert both sides of the cord down through the loop in the center of the cord and pull tight. Position at the bottom left side of the heart ring. Step 3: With the right cord, insert the end down through the heart and bring it up through the loop it created. Pull tight. Repeat the process until both ends return to top of ring, locking it in. Step 4: Bring the same end up through the heart and down through the loop it created. Pull tight. Bring the working ends down through the center of the cor

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