July 30, 2010

extra large 22 bight rope bracelet 774

An extra large nine part double diamond weave made from grey cotton cord. This was a custom request for someone with large hands.

Inside circumference 10 1/2" (266 mm)

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July 29, 2010

Synthetic cord materials used in creating turks heads

Here is a collection of synthetic cord materials used in the construction of turks head bracelets. Obviously this is but a small sample of available materials but this shows the size difference between the very lightweight 1 millimeter cords shown on the left and the common 3 mm nylon braid.

All of these are nylon or some blend of synthetic fibers. The 1/8" (3 mm) cord is available in most hardware stores in the US. I use this material to make some of the wider designs. The 2 mm material is a very fine braided cover and I'm just beginning to see how some of the more complex weave designs look in this more delicate cord.

The 1 mm cords were found in a salvage shop and I only have a small amount of each color. I use this for making the square sennit braid grommets. It's pretty dense and stiff when working it up into tight pattern.

July 24, 2010

herringbone weave sailors knot rope bracelets in color

New and renewed colors in the narrow herringbone weave design seem to go well together. Here shown stacked on the work-up mold.

All are worked to a "large" size 8 5/8" (219 mm)

Top to bottom:
very light blue 
darker "ocean" blue
lighthouse red

See these and more like them on the ArtFire, Zibbet, and Etsy shops:


July 11, 2010

nylon turks head knot sailor bracelet 698

Wide bracelet made from 2 mm white nylon cord. The cord has no stretch as it is originally intended as kite string. I found a 1000 ft spool of it in a shop located in the Chinatown section of San Francisco. Always leave room in your bag for things you find when away from home.

Weave design is 19 x 13 x 2. The size is 8 5/8" (219 mm) inside circumference and this piece can be worked up to a smaller size. The nylon material is easily drawn through the weave to take out slack.

design and photos copyright 2010 WhatKnotShop

July 10, 2010

red white blue turks head knot sailor bracelet 735

Red White and Blue - colors of patriotism for the USA and 27 other countries around the world. Can you name a few? (Click here for a hint!)

Well France and England are obvious as is Australia. How about Iceland or Thailand or Russia?

Yep. All of these places use the same color scheme in their national flags. It's a classic and works well for this custom made bracelet too.

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