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Monday, July 5, 2010

Clamped in a buffet drawer!

Twisted yarn or rope. You need three or more strands of yarn. Three yards is about all I can handle. If you have help you can do a longer piece. Whatever length you begin with divide in half for the finished rope. I began this with 5 strands of yarn but only 3 different yarns. I am using two strands of two different thin yarns and one boa yarn. You tie a knot in the end and clamp it to a table or place it in a drawer. Choose one that has a tight fit. You must have enough room to stand the length of your strands. On the other end tie yarn to a pencil or wooden spoon. Twist the yarn in one direction. The more you twist the better the end result. Maintain a firm grip on the ends of yarn. When you have twisted enough, remove the pencil while still holding. With your other hand grasp the middle of the yarns and fold the length toward your end clamped in the drawer (or however tethered). Match the two ends. It can be tricky getting the two ends together. You need to maintain the tension and not let the twisting begin to curl or untwist until the next step. Hold the center and release the opposite ends. The yarns should twist themselves together creating one length of rope.

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Blogger kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

Great tutorial Ruby! I have used this method to make cording with floss but never thought of trying it with yarn - great idea!

July 5, 2010 at 10:42 AM  

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