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1 Y .l~EE ORIGINALS

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By THELMA LEE . Author and Designer

MARGO KAPLIN· Editor

The C71uthor

Publ ished Works:

"Safety Pins in 3·0" "Mobiles in Beads" "Macra·Hangings"

Thelma Lee, through her company, Lee Originals, has now authored 3 craft books, produced a variety of craft designs both in kit form and completed. teaches crafts with her staff of instructors presently at Tower Hobby Center, Phoen ix, Arizona, and produces spec i alty craft items d istr i buted through Crown Lace & Notion Co., Inc .. importers and distributors of Crown Craft products. Her accomplishments are a tribute to her imagination and talent and provide assurance that the designs in this book are both original and within the grasp of both young and old.

Table of COlltents

Page

Equipment 2

Construction 2

Types of Cords 2

2 2 3 8

10 13 13 14 15 15 16 17 18 18 19 19 20 20

Autumn Haze 21

Japanese Lantern 22

Dictionary .

Terms ..

Knots .

Techniques , .

Beginners Sampler , .

Touch of Spring ..

Macra-m·ariu m ..

Oriental Splendor ..

Gemini .

Aztec Sun Dial .

Simplicity .

African Drums ..

Chimes of India .

Nebuchadrezzar's Delight .

\l\Jind Song ..

Jungle Beauty ..

Terra _ __ _ .

Tumbleweed ..

Front Cover - Nebuchcdrezzor's Dclighl. lnsrrucrions on page 18. Beck Caver- (L to R) Gemini, Simplicity, and Gemini. Instruct! ns on pages 15 end 16,

In the event Inol materiels required in this book arc not eve ilcble in your orca, write to Lee Origina·ls, P. O. Box 26524, Tempe, Arizona 85282 lor i nlo rrnc Ii on.

For more enjoyment in the art of Macrame, try Thelma Lee's new designs in "Macro Hang; ngs Etc.", P u bl jshed Mey, 1975.

First Printing August 28. 1974 Second Prlnfing October 1974

Th Ird Pri nling November 1974 Fourth Printing December1974

Fifth Printing February 1975

Sixth Printing April 1975

Seventh Prlnllng May 1975

Eighth Prl ntl ng June 1915

Ninth Printing July 1975

Tenth Printlng August 1975 Eleventh Prlnfing. AugU511975 Twelfth Prl nllng Sepfember 1975 Thirteenth Prlnflng October 1975 Fourteenth Printing January 1976 Fifteenth Printing March 1!ff6 Sixteenth Printing Jutv 1976 Seventeenth Printing October 1976 Eighteenth Printing December 1976 Nineteenth Printing May 1977

Printed in the United States of Americo; Published by lee Originols, P. O. Box 26524, Tempe, Az. 85282 .. No portion of this book moy be reproduced in ony form without prior written consent of the publisher. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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CEquipment'

There are numerous types of boards on the market. The one used in this book, the Lee Originals Craft Board, is marked off in 1 inch squares tor ease in measuring. C ire les are provided to use as a guide when working on a curve. T-Pins are included to aid in keeping your knots in place. A tape measure, rubber bands, and scissors are also necessary items. Some of the designs shown in this book require that the knotting be done with tl~e work suspended from a hook. The hook should be strong and attached to a stud or beam for support, since some of the hangi ngs may weigh up to 30 pounds when they contain 10 pounds of jute, a large clay pot, and soil.

Construction

A pot hanging is not just something pretty to look at. It is a beautiful and functional item that wrll enhance any decor indoors or on your patio. It can become a focal point in a living room or add charm to the kitchen,

But these aesthetic qualities will be for nothing if the sling cannot support the combined weight of the pot, soil, and water. All of the designs in this book are started with a loop at the top of the hanging which contains all of the cords. This basic structure allows the combined weight of pot, soi I, and water to be distributed equally to all cords.

To estimate the yardage for a given hanging, you should allow four times the finished length desired, DOUBLED. However, when long sinnet, of spirals are used, allow six times the finished length, doubled.

Exarnpte: Finished length desired - 1 yard 4 x finished Ienqth > 4 yards Doubled (4 x 2) = 8 yards Total cords desired - 16

Cut eight 8-yard cords

When loop is made this will give you

16 working cords, each four yards long.

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1jrpes of Cords

The primary cord used in th is book is jute. Jute is ava ilable in its natural state, bleached, tarred, or dyed. For outdoor use in pot slings, we suggest the tarred, jute. It has been treated to retard rot from strong sunlight and high humidity. Natural or bleached Jute is excellent also. However, care must be taken not to overwater plants in porous containers, Such as clay pots. We do not recommend colored jute for outdoor use unless the jute is labeled "Colorfast" or "NonFade" and the pot sl ing wi II be in the shade. For indoor use, the dyed jute comes in a variety of beautiful colors.

It is important to use cord which will hold its shape when knotted and give the depth and design you are looking 'for. Jute has all these qualities.

The thickness of jute is determined by two th ings. The thickness of the individual strand, called plies, and the number of plies. For example, t/72/4 ply indicates 4 strands of 1/72 jute wrapped together. The larger the number a strand has, the thicker it is. Thus, jute of Q'120/3 ply is thicker than 117213 ply, Even though they both have the same number of strands (3) tile tl120 strands are thicker than the '1/72.

For the construction of pot slings and wall hangings in this book, we have used Handi-Craft Pak jute-Fitzgerald Enterprises, Crown Craft jute-Crown Craft, Fiber-Knot jute-Due South imports, and Macra Naut jute-Stanislaus imports in both natural and colors. Jute of the same size from any other manufacturer is equivalent.

Jute is available at most craft stores by the yard, by the ball, or in a 10 pound bolt. The various weights and plies are shown on the chart.

A, 1128 1.3ply~~ 2.4Ply~~~_.a;p

B./l48 1.3ply ~~/?'l2?Z 2.4PIY~~.r/2 3.5PIY~~

C.1/72 1.3PIYWff~LmZZ 2.4PIY~~~

3.5 ply

0.1/1201.3 ply ~~ffi

2. 4ply W07ffffdm

3.5PIY~~

You will note that several weights are approximately the same; therefore, one may be substituted for another' i·t the one specified in this book is not available.

Example: t/28/5 ply and 1/48/3 ply 1/48/5 ply and 1/72/3 ply t/72/5 ply and ,1)1120/3 ply

Yarn, nylon, cotton, and various other' types of cords may also be used, depending upon the effect you wish to create. Yarn gives a beautiful soft look and lends itself to very intricate patterns. Nylon is durable and is used effectively in belts and necklaces. Cotton cord gives a very natural 1001< to a purse or belt. As you can see, there is 11 cord that C1l n be used in Macrame for almost any desired effect.

Dictionary

TERMS

Sinnet:

A series of knots usually consisting of one specific type. Example: 7" of Square Knots is called a 7" Square Knot sinnet.

Knot-Bearer: The unknotied cord over which the working cords are tied.

Working Cords: The cords used to form the knots.

Core: The cords used as a filler, such as in the Square Knot or Half Knot. The number of cords will be specified.

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B

C

Fig. 1

o

B

C

Fig. 1

THE LARK'S HEAD

The most common method of mounting cords is done with the Lark's Head Knot

Step No.1: Fold working cord in half. Place loop A on top of mounting cord D. Fig. 1

Step No.2: Pull loop A down behind mounting Cord 0 and behind ends Band C. Fig. 2

Step No.3: Pull ends Band C down through loop A. Fig. 3 Step No.4: Pull Band C tight to complete knot. Fig. 4

Fig. 2

Fig. 3

Fig. 4

REVERSE LARK'S HEAD

Step No.1: Fold working cord in half. Place loop A under mounting cord D. Fig. 1

Step No.2: Pull loop A down and in front of mounting cord D. Fig. 2

Step No, 3: Pull ends Band C down through loop A. Fig. 3 Step No.4: Pull Band C tight to secure knot. Fig. 4

A

B

COB

Fig. 1

B

Fig.2

Fig.3

Fig. 4

THE SQl:JARE KNOT

A

B

B

A

BCD A

BCD

Fig.2

Fig,3

Note: When making it Squar-e Knot, always use the outer cords in any given group as the Working Cords and the inner cords as the Core,

Step No.1: Place Working Cord A over the Core (cords C and OJ and under Working Cord B Fig. ,

Step No, 2: Place Working Cord B under the Core (cords C and 0) and up through loop in Working Cord A. Fig. 2

Step No.3: Place Working Cord A over the Core (cords C and 0) and under Working Cord B. Fig.3

Step No.4; Place BundeI' C and 0 and up through loop in A. Fig.4

Fig. 4

Note; Follow steps 1 .. 4 for bar on left. Begi n knot w lth cord B for bar on right reversi n9 each step ..

SQUARE KNOT SINNET

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ALTERNATING SQUARE KNOT

Step No.1: Maks 3 Square Knots, 4 cords each.

Step No.2: Take away 2 cords on each side and maks 2 Square Knots with remaining 8 cords.

Step No.3: Take away 2 more cords on each side and make 1 Square Knot with remaining 4 cords.

Step No.4: Bring down 2 cords on each side and make 2 Square Knots with 8 cords.

Step No.5: Bring down 2 more cords on each side and make 3 Square Knots with 12 cords.

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A COB

SQUARE KNOT BUTTON

A

B

Step No. I: Make 11 sin net of at least 3 Square Knots.

Step No.2: Take the ends of cords C and D and thread them between C and o in space above First Square Knot.

Step No.3: Pull ends C and 0 down until Sinnet forms it ball. Tie a Square Knot directly under button to Secure.

A

CD

B

COB

HALF KNOT

Step No.1 (Fig. 1 ): Place A over C and 0 and under B.

Step No.2 (Fig. 2): Place B under C and 0 and up through loop in A.

Fig. 1

Fig. 2

BCD A

Fig. 4

HALF KNOT SPI RAL

Step No.1 (Fig. 3): Make a series of Half Knots until work begins to twist. It will automatically twist when the proper number of Half Knots are made. This number of Half Knots wi II vary according to the size of cord used. Without removing pins, reverse working cords by turning knots in direction of twist.

Step No.2 (Fig. 4): Continue making Half Knots in the same direction until work twists again. Repeat for the desired length.

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A

CD

B

T

2"

1

Fig. 1

LEE MEDALLION

A

CD

Fig.2

Step No.1: Make a Square Knot with cords A and S, 2" down from knotted area. Fig. 1

Step No.2: Rotate board with work by

180'. ITOPI m

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Make one Sq uars Knol with cords A and S. FTg. 2.

B

A

CD

B

A

CD

B

Fig.3

Fig. 4

Step NO.3: Rotate board with work back to original position and make one Square Knot below first Square Knot. Fig. 3

Step No.4: Repeat Step 2 and Step 3 to complete medallion. Fig.4

A

CD

B

Fig. 1

CD

B

LEE MEDALLION WITH BUTTON

Fig. :2

Make a Square Knot Button and form the Lee Medallion around the button. Fig. t

LEE MEDALLION WITH BEAD

Place bead on cords C and D. Make Lee Medallion, placing the first Square Knot below the bead. Fig. 2

Note: By pull ing the cords tight around cen ter Sq uare Knot, a cu P shape will form.

OVERHAND KNOT

Make a loop. Place end throuqh loop and pull to tighten.

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ere chniques

ACOB

CAB 0 Fig. 2

TAPING ENDS OF CORDS (Fig. 1)

Taping the ends of the cord or cords prior to threading through the bead is of great benefit.

Step No.1: Taper the ends of each cord, and place them together at an angle.

Step No.2: With a piece of cellophane tape, wrap the two ends together tightly for a little more than the length of the bead.

Fig. 1

REVERSING CORDS ( Fig. 2 J

To utilize cords equally, the core can be reversed with the working cords.

Place cords A and B (working cords) over cords C and o (core) to center. The working cords become the core, and the core becomes the working cords. This is usually done when a pattern is cha nged, or a bead is added.

Fig. 1

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Center

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Fig. 2

BUTTERFLY {Figs. 3 and 4}

When working with long cords, Butterfly each cord in the following manner:

Step No.1: Start with tile end of the cord and make a figure eight around the thumb and little finger, until you have about 16" left free to work with.

Step No.2: Grasp the center of the Butterfly and slide off hand. Place a rubber band around center to hold. A gentle pull will release cord as it is needed.

LOOP FOR HANGING POTS Directions are for a 21/2" loop arou nd 8 cords. Changes 'for it 3" loop around 8 or more cords are given in parentheses.

Step No.1 (Fig. 1): Find and pin the center of each cord to macrame board and Butterfly eacl1 end_

Step No. 2 (Fig. 2): Cut two 50" (90") cords and pin one on each side of Butterflied cords 21/2" (3") from the center, leaving a 4" tail.

Step No.3 (Fig_ 3): Move all center pins 2lf2" (3") so that ALL pi ns are 2W' (3") from center.

Step No.4 (Fig. 4): Witl1 the two 50' (90") cords, tie a Square Knot around all cords. Repos.ition pins to group cords together and tighten Square Knot. Continue tying Square Knots for 5" (6").

Step No.5: A 2 or 3 inch metal or wood ring may be added by placing all the Butterflied cords from one side through the ring. Center tile ring over the sinnet of Square Knots.

Step No.6: Remove from board and fold knotted loop in halt. With another 50" (70") cord, begi n wra pping all cords below knotted loop, including ends from tying Square Knot sinnet.

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Fig.3

5" (6") Sinnet of Square Knots

Fig. 4

WRAPPING

Stsp No.1: Make a loop in one end of wrappinq cord and place at base of knotted loop. Fig. I

Step No. 2: Wi th the long end of tile cord (C). wrap firmly around a II cords be" ginni,ng at base of knotted loop and WOl'k.ing down to desired length. Leave A and B unwrapped. Take C and ptace down through loop B. Fig.2

Step No.3: Pull A until loop B disappears up under wrapping. about ha.lfway between top and bottom of wrapping. Trim all short ends not Butterflied. Fig. 3

FRINGE

Pattern B

Pattern C

Trim all cords evenly to desired length. Tie an Overhand Knot at the end of each

to prevent fraying. Pattern A .

Cut cords d iHerent len qt h s a ndsc a tter beads throughout. Tie ari Overhand Knot below each bead and a lso on cords wi tho out beads to prevent fraying. Pattern B

T rim cord seve n tv 0 r stagger them. Separate the ptIes of each cord. Pattern C

PATTERN A

Pattern A

Step No. I: Measure the circurnf'arance of the pot at its widest part. Divide the clrcu m Ference by twice the number of main sinnets and note for future reference. Since til is perticu lar cradle uses 4 si nnets, divide the circumference by 8.

Step No.2: Make a Square Kno't by combin ing 2 cords from one sinnet wi th 2 cords from an adjacent sinnet. Use 2 cords f or worki ng. and 2 for core. The distance between the ends of tile sinne Is and the Square Knot sh auld be the distance no ted in 5 tep 1. Repeat th is step wi th rerna in ing groups of cords.

Step No.3: Hold the po l in the Cradle to check fit. The Cradle shou Id loosely gird tile pot. If adj ustrnent is necessary. i ncrea 58 0 r dec rea se th e diste nee between th e s i 1111ets an d the Square Knots.

CRADLE

PATTERN B

Step No.4: Use tile measurement established in Step 3 and make one row of A I terna.ting Square Knots. I f the pot is wider than it is deep. decrease 111e d istance between rows. I f the pot is deeper than it is wide, increase the distance or make one more row of A Iternating Square Knots.

Step No.5: G ather all cords together under pot and Wrap. Pattern B

Step No.1: Follow Steps I through 3 of Pattern A.

Step No.2: With each. group of 4 cords make a 2" Square Knot sinnet.

Step No.3.: C ornpleta Cradle as in Steps 4 and 5 of Pattern A.

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DOUBLE HALF HITCH CIRCLE

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 101112

Fig. 1

Fig. 2

Step No.1: Starting with cord 7, make a Double Half Hitch over ring. Fig. I

Step No.2: Double Half Hitch over ring left to right with cords 8 through 12. Complete upper half of ring by making Dou ble Half H Itches right to left with cords 6 throuqh 1. Fig. 2

8 9 10 1112 1 2 4 5 6 7 8 9 101112

Fig. 4

Step No.3: Place all cords down through ring. Double Half Hitch over ring right to left with cords 12 through 7. Cornplete lower half of ring by making Double Half Hitches with cords 1 through 6. Fig. 3

Step No.4: Completed ring with bead centered on cords 6 and 7 before lower half is knotted. Patterns of knots placed in center are also very effective. Fig. 4

HOW TO ADD BEADS WITH SMALL HOLES

1).-\-;--\-- Overhand Knot

-Overhand Knot

Fi!l.l

Fig.2

Step No.1: Separate one ply from cord being used. You will need a piece about 20" long. Tie this around the core of the sinnet. Make an Overhand Knot with both ends of the ply close to where you tied it arou nd th e core. Place both ends of the ply down through the bead and tie a second Overhand Knot below bead. Fig. 1

Step No.2: Continue making the sinnet as before, including the two ends of the ply in the core. A II will blend in nicely, and you can use the bead even if the hole is too small to get the core through. Fig. 2

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C[Jeginners Sampler

MATERIALS NEEOED: 17 yards 1128/3 ply jute

INSTRUCTIONS

Cut eight 2·yard cords and one l-yard cord.

To make the mounting cord, fold the l-yard cord in half and tie an Overhand Knot 3" from folded end.

Pin. to board horizon tally, th rouqh Overhand Knot, and aqarn 8" "from Overhand Knot.

Mount each of the eight 2-yard cords with a Lar-k's Head Knot If.' apart over the mounting cord.

Make two I-OWS of Horizontal Double Half Hitches left to I·ight. Use the first cord on the left of each row as the Knot Bearer.

With groups of 4 cords each, rna ke 4 Sq uare Knots horizontally below Half H Itches. Use the 2 outside

cords 01 each group as working cords, and the 2 center cords as the tore.

With groups of 4 cords each, make 3 Alternating Square Kn ots horizonta lly,

With groups of 4· cords each, make 2 Alternating Square Knots horizon tally.

With the last group of 4 cords, make I Alternating Square Knot.

Make one row of Diagonal Double Half Hi tchss on each side, from ou tside to center. Use the first outside cord on each side as tile Knot Bea rer.

Tie a Square Knot. Use the 4 center cores.

Make one row of Horizontal Double Half Hitches 110rizontally below last Square Knot.

With four groups of 4 cords each, make a Half Knot Spiral with each group. The Spiral consists of 5 Half Knots, twist. Repeat twice.

Trim excess cord fOI' fringe and tie an Overhand Knot close to the last Lark's Head Knot at the beginning of

the design.

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3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.

9.

10.

11. 12.

13.

14.

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(L to R) Terra (see lnstructions p. 20) ind Song

. :a~d Tumbleweed (p. 20).

of Spring

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crouch of ~pring

MATERI.ALS NEEDED 115 yards 1/72/3 ply natural jute (pictured)

1172/4 or 5 ply may be used 4 2" Oblong ceramic or wood beads 6 smaller matching beads

1 3" metal a" wood ring

1 8" to 12" pot

Optional Mate,'ial for Variation A: 20 yards 1128/3 ply colored [uta

Optional Material for' Variation 8: 8 small matchlnq beads

Knots Used: Square Knot, Half Knot Spiral, Overhand Fin ished Length' approx imately 5'

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INSTRUCTIONS

Step No.1: Cut eight 13-yard cords. Make a 2112" Loop and Wrap accord ing to directions given in Technique Section,

Step No, 2: Select 12 cords around the outside of the wrapping and divide into four groups of 3 cords each, You should have 4 cords remaining in the center. Make a 7" Square Knot sinnet with each of the four groups. Use 2 cords for working and 1 for core,

Push the first Square Knot of each group up tight against the wrapping,

Note: If you wish to include either of the optional additions shown in the insets, proceed to the instructions entitled Val laticn A 01 Variation B. I f not, continue to Step 3.

Variation A

Variation B

Step No.3; Tie a scrap of jute around the 4 center cords about 18" from the base of the wrapping. Hang the sling by tile ring.

Using a 50" cord, Wr ap a II cords at the base ot the Square Knot sinnets. Trim ends of wrapping. Fig. A

Holding the 4 tied cords, grip the wr'apping and slide up until me 7" sinnet> form tile desired arcs. Fig, B

In the next step, the four main sinnets must be constructed in sud! a way tl'Iilt the arcs do not Slip when weight is applied to the finisjled hanging. The method used is to Incorporate one of tile tour tied center cords into each sinnet as a working cor d, not as 11 core.

Step No.4: Remove work from the hook. Pin to a macrame board th rough the second wrapping. Release one center cord and combi ne this wi til 3 tree cords. Make a 12" Hal·! Knot Spiral sinnet with 4 cords. Use 2 cords 'for working and 2 for core. Repeat this procedure for the three remaining slnnets.

Step No.5: Hang the sling and check to see that all four slnnets are even. Reverse the cords in each Half Knot Spiral sinnet ( echnique Section) and place the 2 center cord, thrcuqh a bead. Continue the Half Knot Spiral sinnet for 16" below tile bead.

Cradle: FOllow Pattern A or Pattern B in Technique Section.

Step NO.6: Repeat Steps 2 and 3. For Fringe, follow Pattern C in Technique Section.

Variation A: After completing Steps 1 and 2, make a Lee Medallion with Button out of 1128/3 ply colored jute on each of tile 4 unknottsd cords. For each medallion, cut a 24" cord for the core and a 65" cord for the working cords. Find the center of each cord and tie both cords arou nd one of the free cords with an Overhand Knot about 3" below wrapping. The medallion is made witn 3 Square Knots above and below the button, When completed, you shou ld nave two ends at the top and two ends at the bottom. Turn the medal I ion over and make an Overhand Knot in tile back with all four cords. Trim ends short so that the knot and ends are not visible from the front. Proceed to Step 3.

Variation B: After completing Steps 1 and 2, place a bead on each of the four unknotted cords. Stagger the beads 2 to 4 inches From tile base of the wrapping. Tie an Overhand Knot below each bead to hold tile bead In place. Proceed to Step 3.

Fig. A

Fig. B

c:Jv1acta · m · arium

MATERIALS NEEDED

61 yards 1128/5 ply or 1/48/3 ply colored jute 1 2" metal or wood ring

) terrarium, 8" diameter

Knots Used: Square Knot, Half Knot Spiral, Lee Medallion Finished Length: approximately 36"

INSTRUCTIONS

Step No.1: Cut six 9-yard cords. Make a 2W' Loop and Wrap accord ing to the directions given in Technique Section.

Step No, 2: Divide the 12 cords Into three groups of 4 cord! each. Use 2 cords for work i n9 and 2 for core throughout this sling. With one group, make a 1" Square Knot sinnet, e 2" Half Knot Spiral sinnet, and a 1" Square Knot sinnet. Refer to this as Pattern A.

Step No.3: Beginning 3" from the last Square Knot, make, Lee Medallion (Technique Section). The space of unknottec cords above the completed medal I ion deterrn i ne s the spacr to be left below the medaltlon. Refer to this as Pattern B

Step No.4: Alternate Pattern A and Pattern 8 until you hav, 3 sections of Patte 11 A and 2 sections of Pattern B. Repea Step 4 with rerna in ing two groups of 4 cords.

Step No.5: Leave the space established in Step 3, Wrap al cords for approximately 11/2" with a 50" cord. Trim ends 0 wrapping. Trirn Fringe to desired lengtll following Pattern P ill Technique Section.

Note: I f desired, you may make Cradle A to support thr

terrarium before wrappi ng.

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Oriental ~plendor

MATERIALS NEEDED

470 yards 1/48/5 ply bleached or natura I ju te I 3" metal or wood ring

1 wind chime

1 shallow basket, 17" diameter

Knots Used; Alternatinq Square Knot, Half Knot Spiral, Overhand

Finished Length: approximately 5'

INSTRUCTIONS

Step No.1: Cut thirty-two 14-yard cords. Make a 3" Loop and Wrap according to directions given in Technique Section.

Step No.2: Hang the sling by the ring. Select 8 cords from the center of the 64 cords anc tie a scrap of cord ar ou nd them about 18" from the end of the wrapping. These cords will be used as a core whan the discs are 51 id up into place.

Step No.3: Select 24 cords from around the outside of the wrappi ng and divide into six grou ps of 4 cords each. Make a Square Knot at the end of the wrapping with each group. Use 2 cords for workinq and 2 for core.

With the same 24 cords, make four rows of Alternating Square Knots. Space the rows 3/4" apart. Wilen these rows are cornpleted, this section should be roughly cylindrical in shape.

With a l-yaro cord, Wrap all cords about 5 times directly below last row of Alternating Square Knots. Trim ends of wrapping. Fig. A

Fig. A

Fig. B

Step NO.4: H oldillg the 8 tied cords, gri p the wrapping and slide up until the Alternating Square Knots form a disc. With the 8 tied cords, make a large Overhand Knot up as erose as possible to the bottom of the disc to prevent it from slipping. This is very important. The Overhand Knot is what holds the disc in position. I ncldentally, if some of the unknoHed cords slip up into the disc when you slide the wrapping up, gently pu II each cord down. Fig. B

Step NO.5: Select 40 cords from the outside and divide into 10 groups of 4 cords. Repeat the procedure of Steps 3 and 4.

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Step No.6: Select 56 cords from the outside and divide into 14 groups of 4 cords. Repe~t the procedure of Steps 3 and 4.

Step No.7: Release the 8 center cords. Divide all 64 cords Into eight groups of 8 cords each. With one group of 8 cords, make a 20" Half Knot Spiral sinnet. Use 2 cords for working and 6 for core.

Push the first Half K.not of each Spiral up tight against the last wrapping. Repeat wi th remaining seven grou ps. Check to see that all sinnets are even.

For the remainder of the instructions, all Square Knots and Alternating Square Knots ~vill be made with 4 cords. Use 2 for working and 2 tor core. We will designate wh ich 4 cords to use.

Cradle: The eight Spiral sinnets are grouped in pairs around the basket. To join each pair of Spirals, make a Square Knot. Use 1 working cord and 1 core from each Spiral.

Step No.8: Connect one pair of Spirals with an adjacent pair by making a Square Knot 4" from the ends of the sinnets. Use 1 working cord and 1 core from each adjacent pair of Spirals. C onli nue arou nd. C heck basket for fit. The cradle should loosely gird the basket. Adjust distance from sinnets to Square Knots if necessary. To hold the basket In place whl.le you work the remainder of the cradle, push a large T-Pln through the first Square Knot and basket.

Step NO.9: Measure and note the distance around the bottom of the. basket from a point On the left rim to a point directly opposite on the right rim.

Step No. 10: Work with one grou p of" 12 cords at the end of the paired Spirals. Make 3 Square Knots from left to right. Take 2 free cords from each side and place them in the basket. You will. be using them later on. Make 2 Alternating Square Knots With the remaining 8 cords. Make 1 Alternating Square Knot with the 4 center cords.

Make 2 Alternating Square Knots 3/," from the last Alternating Square Kno t. Leav I ng 2 cords free on each si de, make 1 Alternating Square Knot 3/," from the last 2 Alternating Square Knots. Repeat rows. of Alternatinq Square Knots until the length of the sinnet is one-half the distance noted in Step 9 and ends with a row of 2 Alternating Square Knots. Fig. C Repeat Step 10 with rerna in ing th ree grOLJ ps of 12 cords.

Apply a piece of masking tape to each pair of Spiral sinnets. Letter them A, B, C, and Dfrom left to right. The sinnets below each Spiral will be referred to by the same letter.

Fig. C

BOTTOM VIEW

Fig. D

Step No. 11: Divide the 8 cords of Sinnet A into two groups of 4 cords each. Draw Sinnet A across the bot torn of the basket toward Sinnet C. Spread the two groups of cords apart so that the cords and sinnet form a Y. Fig. D. Bri I1g the left group of cords under and over the 2 cords between the left side of Sinnet C and the single Square Knot. Bring the right group of cord s under and over the 2 cords between the right side of Sinnet C and the single Square Knot. Be sure cords are straight under the basket. Next, repeat this procedure with Sinnets C B, and D 11'1 that order.

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Knot each of the 4 cords on the left side of a Square Knot over the 2 supporting cords. Knot each of the 4 cords on the right side of a Square Knot over the 2 supporting cords. Follow tile diagram in Fig. E for knotting.

Fig. E

Loosen "First cord from under basket. Place the end of the same cord over the loosened part and back through loop. Tighten knot. Repeat with remaining 7 cords (4 cords on each side of Square Knot).

Step No. 12: Bring down the 4 free cords between Spiral Sinnets A and B that were left free In Step 10. Combine with the 12 cords from Step 11. Make 4 Square Knots from left to right. Make 3 Alternating Square Knots with the 12 center cords. Make 2 Alternating Square Knots with the 8 center cords. Make 1 Alternating Square Knot with the 4 center cords.

Step No. 13: Combine tile 1 st and 2nd and 15th and 16th cords. With these cords, make a Square Knot directly behind the last Alternating Square Knot. With a I-yard cord, Wrap all cords together 5 times at the point of the triangular pattern.

Repeat Steps 12 and 13 with each group of cords between pal rs of Spiral Sinnets.

Step No. 14: Follow the procedure in Steps 2, 3, and 4. Make a small disc with each group of 16 cords with the following changes: Step 2: Tie 4 cords together In center for core Instead of 8. Step 3: Use 12 cords to make 3 Square Knots I nstead of 24 cords to make 6. Tie 3 rows of Alternating Square Knots instead of 4. Step 4: Make an Overhand Knot with 4 center 'cords instead of 8. Fig. F

Scatter bamboo beads throughout fringe and tie an Overhand Knot below each. Tie an Overhand Knot in all cords 20" from last wrapping. Trim cords below knots. Attach wind chime to the Overhand Knot in the center of hanging.

{jemini

Pictured on Bilck Cover

MATERIALS NEEDED 74 yards /128/3 ply colored Jute

6 1]/," metal rings with opening

4 1112" metal rings

12 wood pony beads, Crown Craft 11285 or Western Trimming /12767

2 matching pots with 3 holes, 4" diameter

Knots Used: Lark's Head, Half Knot Spiral Double Half

Hitch, Sq uare Knot '

Finished Length: approx Imately 18"

INSTRUCTIONS

Note: TI~e .sling is made for the most part on a macrame board. Be sure It IS started on the Ill," rings with an opening. When desiqn is completed, the rings wi II be opened and placed through the three holes in the pot.

I nstructions are for one sling. Repeat entire procedure for the matching sl ing.

Step No.1: Cut nine 4-yard cords. Fold each cord in half and mount usl ng the Lark's Head Knot. M ou nt 3 cords on each 11/4" ring.

Step N~. 2: With one group of 6 cords, make a 4" Half Knot Spiral srnne~. Use 2 cords for working and 4 for core. Divide the 6 cords Into two groups of three.

Make a 2" Half Knot Spiral sinnet with each group. Use 2 cords for working and 1 for core. Repeat this Step with the rema In inggroups of cords.

Step No.3: Pin the 4" spiral sections perpendicular to the board together as close as possible through the last Half Knot In each 4" spiral. Fan the 2" spiral sections outward like spokes. Combine a 2" sinnet from one section with a 2" sinnet from an adjacent section and make .a 3" Half Knot S PI ral sinnet. Use 2 outside cords for working and 4 center ~ords for core. Reverse outer work ing cords with adjacent mner cords so that you will have longer cords to work with. Repeat for rerna ining two groups.

Step No.4: Remove sling from board and place all cords through. a 11/2" ring. Hold sling in your hand and Double Half H Itch all cords over the ring at the ends of the 3" Spiral sin nets.

Step No.5: Place 6 beads on cords In the following sequence: 1 cord through a bead, leave 2 cords free, 1 cord through a bead, etc. Push beads up against the ring.

Step No.6: Place all cords throuqh a Ilf2" ring and Double Half H Itch all cords over the 1'1 ng 1" from first ri ng.

Step NO.7: Pin .the sling to the board through the Double Hal!, H Itches. Divide the 18 cords into two groups of 9. Make a.3 Square Knot sinnet wlth each group beginning 1" from rll1g. Use 2 cords for working and 7 for core. Trim cords 3" from the ends of the sinnets. Fold both sinnets in half to form para Ilel loops. Place the ends of the cords down thr'ouqh cy I inder formed by the two 11/2" ri ngs. This concea I s the un· knotted ends.

Step NO.8: With a I-yard piece of cord, Wrap all cords at the base of the Loop for 1". Trim ends of wrapping.

cfiztec Sun Dial

250 1 1 1 1 1

MATERIALS NEEDED yards 1/48/5 ply or /172/3 ply natural jute 2" metal rIng, Crown Craft#FI04

10" metal ring, Crown Craft /lF265

19" metal ring, Crown Craft #F266

27" metal ring, Crown Craft t/F26 7

decorative item for center (stoneware, bells, beads)

Note: If metal rings are not available several sections of reed or wire wrapped together may be used.

Knots Used: ~ark's Head, Alternating Square Knot, Double H a If Hitch, Ha If Knot Spiral

Fin ish ed Diameter: appr ox lrnately 35"

I NST R UCT IONS

Step No.1: Cut sixteen 4-yard cords. Fold each cord in half and mount on the 2" ring using the Lark's Head Knot. Butterfly all cords. Pin work to macrame board through Lark's Head Knots.

S~ep No.2: Divide the 32 cords into groups of 4 cords each. Tie a Sqlfare Knot with each group close to ring. Use 2 cords for workmg and 2 for core.

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Step No.3: Regroup cords into 16 oroups of 2 cords each. With each group. tie a 2" sinnet of Square I.<..nots. Fig. A

Follow same procedure as Square Knot In Knot Section. The only difference Is that you do not have a core.

Fig. A

Step NO.4: Combine 11 2" sinnet from one 4·cord Square Knot with 11 2" .slnnet frorn an adjacent 4-cord Square Knot. Make 11 Square Knot. Use 2 cords for working and 2 for core. Continue Joining remaining slnnets. You should have 8 points. Fig. B

Step NO.5: Double Half Hitch one group of 4 cords to tile 10' ring. Double Half Hitch a group of 4 cords on the opposite side. Follow this procedure and Double Half Hitch the remaining cords to the ring. Refer to this section between the 2" and 10" rings as Circle A. Be sure the 2" ring is centered In the 10" ring and all cords pulled tightly so that the design is perfectly flat This is important because when the design is completed you attach 11 decorative item to the center.

Step No.6: Cut thirty-two 3-yard cords. Fold each cord in half and Double Half Hitch 4. cords to the 10" ring between each of the 8 points. Do not Butterfly.

To Add Cords: Place folded cord Linder ring. Double Half H itch the leH cord to the left over ring, then Double Half H itch the right cord to the right over the ring,

Step No.7: Directly below the knotted ring, divide the cords from the last row of Square Knots in Circle A into groups of 2. Combine each group with one adjacent cord. Make a 3" Square Knot sinnet. Use 2 cords for working and 1 for core.

Step NO.8: With tile 5 cords remaining between each knotted section, make a 3" Square Knot sin net. Use 2 cords for working and 1 for core.

Step NO.9: Combine one sinnet from Step 7 with an adjacent sinnet from Slep 8. Make 2 Square Knots. Use 2 cords for working and 4. for core. Continue joining remaining sinnets. You should have lfj points.

Step No. 10: Double Half Hitch the 6 cords from each point to the 19" ring following procedure in Step 5. Refer to th is sectIon between the 10" and 19" rings as Circle B.

Step No. 11: Cut thirty-two ll"~-yard cords. Fold each cord in hal f and Double H a If Hitch 2 cords to the 19" ring between each of the 16 points.

Step No. 12: Divide the cords from the last row of Square Knots .i n Circle B into two groups of 3 cords each. Make a 3" Half Knot Spiral sinnet with each group. Use 2 cords for working and I for core. Make a 21/_" Square Knot sin net with the adjacent 4 cords on the right. Use 2 cords for working and 2 for core. Tie 2 more 3" Half Knot Sp i ral si nnets wi th the adjacent 6 cords on the right. Leave the next 4. cords on the righl free. Repeat the sequence "from the beginning of this step until circle is completed.

Step No. 13: Select any Square Knot sinnet. Combine with its 2 adjacent Half Knot Spiral slnnets. Make a Square Knot. Use 2 cords for working and 8 for core. Refer to this as Pattern A. Select ally group of 4 'free cords, Combine with its 2 adjacent Half Knot Spiral slnnsts. Make a Square Knot as above. Refer to thts as Pattern B. Alternate Patterns A and B until circle is complete. You should have 16 points.

Step No. 14: Dou ble Half H itch each group of cords to the 27" ring, following procedure in Step 5. Refer to this section between the 19" and 27" ri ngs as Circle C.

Step No. 15: Cut thirty-two 18" cords. Fold each cord in half and Double Half Hitch 2 cords to the 27" ring between each of the 16 points.

Wrapping: Use 18" pieces of jute. Separate tile jute into 2·ply pieces. Begin first with a group of 10 cords from tile last row of Sq uare Knots in Circle C. Wrap the 4 center cords together lor about 3/.'. Slide wrapping LIP against ring. From this pclnt continue around and wrap remaining cords together in groups of 4.

Fringe: Trim fringe to about 4" and separate all plies. Attach center decoration to the 2" ring.

~implicity- Pictured on back cover

MATERIALS NEEDED

32 yards orange nylon cord No.3, 7/64" diameter 12 yards gold nylon cord No.3, 7/64" diameter

1 11/2" metal or wood ring

16 small wood beads

I pot, 4" diameter

1 pot, 8" diameter

Knots Used: Overhand Knot, Half Knot Spiral, Square Knot

Finished Length: approximately 36"

INSTRUCTIONS

Note: The 3·yard cords are for the small pot; the 4-yard cords are for the large pot.

Cut four 3-yard gold cords. Pin the center of each cord to a macrame board as in Step 1 of Loop (Technique Section). Cut eight 4-yard orange cords. Pin the center of each cord to tile board on top of the gold cords.

Put all cords trorn one side of pins through the ring. Slide ring up to pins. Unpin all cords. Fold cords in half as you gentry lift the ring hom the board. All the gold cords should be on 111e inside of tne loop. Make an Overhand Knot 1" below tile r'ing using all cords. Before tightening knot, make sure the gold cords are grouped together in the center of tile cords at tile bottom of the knot Hang the Sling by the ring.

Small Pot

Step No.1: Work with the eight gold cords only. Make a 11/2" Half Knot Spiral sinnet, Use 2 cords for working and 6 for core.

Step No.2: Tie an Overhand Knot 10" from the end of the Spiral sinnet. Place the pot in position with the Overhand Knot centered at the bottom of the pot. Grour the 8 cords in pairs around pot If there is any adjustrnen to be made, raise or lower tile Overhand Knot.

Step No.3: Make a 111:<" Half Knot Sp iral si nnst as in Step l. Trim cords to about 2".

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Large Pot

Step No.4: With the small pot in the 511 ng, arra nge tile 16 orange cords in groups of fou r. Tie an Overhand Knot WI th each group 15" from the first Overhand Knot below ring. These knots will be positioned at the rim of the large pot. Hold the pot in place to see if all Overhand Knots are level with the rim of the pot.

Step NO.5: Tie a 3" Half Knot Spiral sinnet with each group of 4 cords directly below the Overhand Knots. Use 2 cords for working and 2 for core,

Step NO.6: Position pot and measure the distance from the ends of the Spiral sinnets to the center of the bottom of the pot. Make a sinnet of Square Knots the length of this measurement with each group, Use 2 cords for working and 2 for core.

Step NO.7: Tie an Overhand Knot with all 16 cords at the ends of the Square Knot sinnets. Place the large pot in the sling. Follow Pattern B for Fringe. Place 1 bead on each of the 16 cords.

r_.African Drums

MATERIALS NEEDED 300 yards 1/72/6 ply natural jute (pictu red)

1/72/4 or 5 ply may be used

1 4' section of bamboo or dowel 1/2" diameter 2 3' sections of bamboo or dowel 112" diameter 3 6" rings or embroidery hoops

12 2" bamboo beads

Knots Used: Lark's Head, Overhand, Horizontal Double Half Hitch, Diagonal Double Half Hitch, Half Knot Spiral, Alternating Square Knot

Finished Dimensions: approximately 3' by 5'

I NST R UCTI ONS

Note: This hanging should be worked suspended because 0" its size.

Step No.1: CU.t twenty-four 12-yard cords. Fold each cord in half and mou nt from left to right on the 4' section of bamboo using the Lark's Head Knot. Butterfly all 48 cords.

Step No.2: 0 n the hanging, mentally assign each cord a number from 1 til rough 48 progressing from left to right.

Cut a 2·yard cord to be used as the Knot Bearer in one row of Horizontal Double Hal f H itches, Center the Knot Bearer and Double Half H itch cord 24 to the left and cord .25 to the right. Conti nue Horizontal Double H a If Hitches using cords 23 through I, then cords 26 throuqh 48. Repeat once more from beginning of this step.

To clarify our instructions for African Drums, we will at this point divide all cordsi nto three equal groups to work major sectiorts, of the hanging. Group 1 will consist of cords 1 through 16; Group 2, cords 17 through 32; Group 3, cords 33 through 48.

Step No.3: Divide Groups 1 and 3 into subgroups of 4 cords each. Working from outside to inside, make Half Knot Spirals in the following sequence: First 4 cords, 10 Half Knots; second 4 cords, 12 Half Knots; third 4 cords, 14 Half Knots; and fourth 4 cords, 16 Half Knots.

Step No.4: With Groups 1 and 3, work from outside to inside. Make 2 rows of Diagonal Double Half Hitches on each side directly below the Half Knot Spirals. Use the first outside cord of each row as the Knot Bearer.

Step No.5: In Group 2, place the 2 center cords (24 and 25) through a bead, Make a Diagonal Double Halt Hitch Cross with the 16 cords in Group 2. Start the Cross by using cord 17 as the Knot Bearer. Diagonal Double Half Hitch cords 18 through 24 over cord 17. The Cross shou Id come just below the bead. Use cord 32 as the Knot Bearer and Diagonal Double Half HItch cords 31 through 18. Complete the Cross by Diagonal Double Half Hitching cords 25 through 31 over the Knot Bearer (cord 17). Fig. A

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Step No.6: Place cords 24 and 25 of Grou p 2 through a bead. Tie an Overhand Knot below bead. Using cords 17 and 32 as Knot Bearers, make a row of Diagonal Double Half Hitches from outside to center with cords 18 through 24, and cords 31 through 25. This diagonal should end at the same level as the first row of Diagonal Double Half Hitches in Groups 1 and 3.

Step No.7: With the 4 center cords (23 through 26) in Group 2, make a Half Knot Spiral of 5 Half Knots. Place cords 24 and 25 through a bead and make a Half Knot Spira I of 5 H a If Knots below bead.

Step No.8: With Groups 1 and 3, make a Diamond pattern of Alternating S~uare Knots. Each row should be spaced approx lrnately W apart. R.ow 6 shou Id be at the same level as the end of the Spiral in Group 2.

Diamond Pattern for Groups 1 and 3 (Use 2 cords for working and 2 for core th roughou t pattern.): Row 1 - One Square Knot with the 4 center cords. Row 2 . Two Alternating Square Knots with the 8 center cords. Row 3 - Three Alternating Square Knots with the 12 center cords. Row 4 - Four Alternating Square f(nots using all 16 cords. Row 5 - Three Alternating Sq uare Knots with the 12 center cords. Row 6 - Two Alternating Square Knots with the 8 center cords. Row 7 - One A Iternating Square Knot with the 4 canter cords.

Place cords 8 and 9, and cords 40 and 41 through a bead.

Step NO.9: Make 1 row of Diagonal Double Half Hitches from the center to tile outside using cords 24 and 25 as Knot Bearers. Diagonal Double Half H itch cords 23 through lover cord 24, then cords 26 through 48 over cord 25. After completing each row of Diagonal Double Half H itches, mentally re-assiqn numbers from 1 through 48 to the cords. Still working from the center to the outside, let cords 21 through 28 hang free. Use cords 20 and 29 as Knot Bearers a nd Diagonal Double Half Hitch cords 19 through lover cord 20, then cords 30 through 48 over cord 29, I n the same manner, and leaving 4 cords free at the beginning of each row, make 3 rows of Diagonal Double Half H itches from the center to the outside.

Step No.1 0: With the 4 center cords of Group 2, make a Half Knot Spiral of 5 Half Knots, Construct the top half of the ring accord Ing to the directions in the Techniq ue Section. Use one of the 6" rings and begin Double Ha If Hitches di rectly below Spiral with cords 24 and 25 in Group 2.

Note: W~len the following section is completed, the lower half of the ring shou Id be flat against the wa II and the top haif should slant away from wall. The knotted portion within the ring should be three-dimensional. With the ring slanted, the cords in Group 2 should also slant away from the wall. The bead should protrude further from the wall than the cords on either side of it.

With the 4 center cords In the ring, make a Half Knot Spiral of 5 Half Knots. Place the 2 center cords through a bead and repeat the Spiral below the bead.

With the 3 adjacent cords on each side of the center sinnet, make a Half Knot Spiral of 15 Half Knots. With the last 3 cords on each side in the ring, make a Half Knot Spiral of 5 Half Knots.

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Step No. 11: Place all 16 cords down through the ring and complete the lower half of the ring according to the directions in the Technique Section. I t wi II be necessary to release the Butterflies as the ring nears completion.

With the 4 center cords of G fOUP 2, make a Half Knot Spira I of 5 Half Knots below the ring. The end of the Spira I shou Id be at the same level as the last row of Diagonal Double Half Hitches inStep 9.

Step No. 12: Repeat Step 2 ..

Step No. 13: With cords in Group 2, make a Diamond Pattern. Follow procedure in Step 8.

Step No. 14: With G rou ps 1 and 3, knot ring in place. Repeat Steps 10 and 11.

Step No. 15: Wrap (Technique Section) the two 3' sections of bamboo together in the following manner: Cut a 2·yard piece of jute, and using only 3 of the 6 plies, place the two sections of bamboo together parallel. Wrap the sections together in the center for about 1If2". Before placing wrapping end down through loop, pivot the bam boo sections at the wrap to form an X, with the tips spaced 12" apart, I f necessary, re-adjust the tension on the wrapping until it fits snugly, then wrap twice around the separated sections. Place the end of the cord through loop and complete Step 3 of Wrap.

Step No. 16: Position the wrapped bamboo in the center of the hanging, Use the cords in Group 2 and Dou ble Half Hitch over the top half of the X. then over the lower half of the X.

Step No. 17: With Groups 1 and 3, make 11 Half Knot Spiral sinnet with the 4 center cords in each qroup down to the base of the lower half of the crossed bamboo. Repeat with the 3 adjacent cords on each side of the 4 center cords, then the last 2 groups of 3 cords,

Step No. 18: Trim all cords straight across about 15" down from the ends of the outside Spirals on each side. Using scraps, Wrap in the following manner: With 24" cords of only 3 of the 6 plies, Wrap the 4 center cords in each group for about lW'. Wrap remain ing cords in groups of 3 cords each for about lW'.

Step No. 19: Separate all the pi ies below each wrapping and then trim fringe in the shape of a V to correspond with the lower section of the X. Place the ends of the Knot Bearer cords used in steps 2 and 12 down through a bead and tie an Overhand Knot below each. Separate plies and trim to desired length.

Chimes of GJndia

MATERIALS NEEDED 325 yards 1148/5 ply natural jute

'/172/3 ply may also be used 4 6" rings or embroidery hoops

2 3" metal or wood ri ngs

7 wind chimes (stoneware, bamboo, etc.)

1 pot, 16" diameter Rib Planter, Southwest Pottery

4 yards light fishing line (transparent filament, 5 lb. test maximum)

Knots Used: Square Knot, Double Half Hitch, Half Knot Spiral, A I ternatlng Square Knot, Square Knot Button

Finished Length: approximately 5'

INSTRUCTIONS

Follow the basic construction of "Nebuchadrezzar's Delight" with the exceptions in the steps listed below.

Step No. I: Cut twenty-four 13-yard cords.

Step No.3: Use a 6" ring and Double Half Hitch 5" from wrapping.

Step No.4: Use a 6" ring after the 4" section is completed. Step NO.5: You wi II have 6 si nnets each of Patierns A and B. Use a 6" ring after the 5" section is completed.

Step No.6: Use a 6" ring after the 4" section is completed.

Step No.7: Make a 20" Half Knot Spiral sinnet with each group of 4 cords (6 sinnets).

Cradle: Make 1 row of Alternating Square Knots 4112" from the bottom of the Square Knot Button following the procedure in Pattern A (Technique Section). Make a 2" sinnet of Square Knots with each group of 4 cords, Make 1 row of AI· ternating Square Knots 2" from the ends of the Square Knot slnnets, Wrap, trim cords, and follow Frinqe Pattern B, om itting beads.

Chimes: Release the center 24 cords and cut 18" below the last 6" ring. Double Half Hitch around a 3" ring, 3" below the last 6" I'ing. With a 70" piece of cord, Wrap all the cords together directly below the 3" rin~. Trim the cords to about 4". The leftover cord can be used In a small hanging,

Cut seven 18" pieces of fishing line. (Fishing line is used because it a Ilows the chimes to swing freely, does not muffle the sound, and is weather resistant.) Attach one end of each piece to a chime. Tie the chimes between the Double Half Hitches. spacing them evenly around the 3" ring. Leave tile cord long enough for the chimes to hang below the 'Fringe. If the chimes vary in length, alternate short and long ones.

tJVebuchadrezzers

Delight Pictured on Front Cover MATERIALS NEEDED

490 yards 1/48/5 ply natural jute

#72/3 ply may also be used 4 7" rings or embroidery hoops

1 3" metal or wood ring

1 pot, 8" diameter

1 pot, 22" diameter

Knots Used: Square Knot, Double Halt Hitch r Half Knot Spiral, Alternating Square Knot, Square Knot Button Finished Length: approximately 8'

INSTRUCTIONS

Step No.1: Cut twenty-eight 17·yard cords. Make a 3" Loop using the 3" ring for hanger and Wrap according to directions given in the Technique Section. Hang the sling by the ring.

Step No.2: Divide all cords into groups of 4. Select cords hom the outside and the inside for each group. Tie each group of 4 cords with a scrap of cord.

Step No.3: Place all cords down through a 7" ring. Release one group of 4 cords and Double Half Hitch around the ring 6" down from the wrapping, Release 4 cords on the opposite side and Double Half Hitch. This should hold the ring in place. Release one group at a time and Double Half Hitch till ing spaces between the first two groups.

Note: All of the Square Knots and the Halt Knot Spirals in this hanging use 2 cords for working and 2 for core.

Step No.4: Divide the cords into groups of 4 cords each. Make a 2112" Half Knot Spiral with each group. Make two rows of Alternating Square Knots directly below the Half Knot Spirals. Completed section should be 4". Place all cords down through a 7" ring and Double Half H Itch around the ring at the bottom of the last row of Alternating Square Knots.

Step No.5: Directly below the knotted ring, divide cords into groups of 4 as you would to make another row of Alternating Square Knots. Make a 5" sinnet of Square Knots with one group. Refer to this as Pattern A. With an adjacent group of 4 cords make a 1112" Half Knot Spiral, leave 2" unknotted, and make a 11f2" Half Knot Spiral. Refer to this as Pattern B. AI· ternate Patterns A and B until you have 7 stnnets of each pattern. Completed section should be 5". Place all cords down through a 7" ring and Double Half Hitch around the ring at the ends of all sin nets.

Step No.6: Directly below the knotted ring, divide cords into groups of 4 as you would to make a row of Alternating Square Knots. Reverse the sequence of Step 4 by making 2 rows of Alternating Square Knots followed by 21/2" Half Knot Spirals. Completed section should be 4". Place a II cords d.own through a 7" ring and Double Half Hitch around the ring at the ends of the Spirals.

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Step No.7: Divide the cords into groups of 4 cords each as above. Sri ng every other group of fou I' into the center and tie together with a scrap of Jute temporari Iy. You Wi II be working with these cords after the sinnets for the large pot are completed. Make a 28" Half Knot Spiral sinnet with each group of 4 cords (7 sinnets). Check to see that all seven sinnets are even. Make a Square K.tlot Button 1112" from the last Half Knot in each sinnet.

Cradle (Large Pot): Make J row of Alternating Square Knots 5" from the bottom of the Square Knot Button following the procedure in Pattern A (Technique Section). Make a 7" sinnet of Square Knots with each grou p of 4 cords. Make 1 row of Alternating Square Knots 3" from the ends of the Square Knot sin nets. Make a second row of Alternating Square Knots 2" from the previous row.

Note: I f the pot you are usi ng is different in size and shape from 111e one pictured, follow the contour of your pot and make adjustments so that the cradle fits snugly and will support your pot. To adjust for a difference in diameter, increase or decrease the spacing between rows of Alternating Square Knots. To ad] ust for a difference in depth. increase or decrease the length of the Square Knot 51 nnets.

Make a 3" sinnet of Square Knots with each group of 4 cords. The design below the pot is a continuation of tile Square Knot sin net and is made by tying a 9" Half Knot Spiral. Wrap, trim cords, and fallow Fri nge Pattern B, om itting beads.

Small Pot: Release the tied cords. Make a 12" Half Knot Spiral sinnet with each group of 4 cords. These sinnets should soi ral in a direction opposi te that of the 7 outer sinnets.

Cradle (Small Pot); Follow Pattern A (Technique Section). Wrap and trim cords fairly short.

~nd8ong

Design by Margo Kaplin

MATERIALS NEEDED

35 yards colored jute 1/NJ4j72 Due South Imports 1 2112" metal or wood ring

10 large hole oval wood beads 11291 Crown Crafts Hand l-C raft Pak wood beads are equivalent

piece decorative wood, 8" min. length (driftwood, grape root, manzanita burl, etc.)

8 chimes (stoneware, bamboo, assorted small bells, etc.) 4 yards light fishing line (transparent filament, 5 lb. test maximum)

8 small eyescrews

Note: We have made this design in a lighter weight jute that is more delicate in appearance. The following materials are required.

35 yards #48/5 ply bleached or natura I jute 10 Olivewood or ceramic beads

1 piece decorative wood, as above 8 chimes, as above

4 yards fishing line, as above 8 eyescrews

Knots Used: Half Knot Spiral, Square Knot, Overhand Finished Length: approximately 52" (40")

I NST RUCTIONS

Note; Changes for 1148/5 ply jute are given paren theses,

Step No.1: Cut four a-yard cords, two 34" cords, and one 36" cord. Make a 2" Loop and Wrap according to directions given In Technique Section. Use the 34" cords for Loop and the 36" cord for the Wrap.

Step No.2; Pin Loop flat to board through wrapping. Use all 8 cords to make a Spiral sinnet 10 (10) Half Knots long. Use 2 outer cords from each side as working cords and 4 inner cords as the core.

Step No.3: Work from left to right and divide the 8 cords into three groups as follows; Group 1 - The two left workinq cords and onefrorn the core. Group 2 - Two of the core. GrOIJp 3 - The two right working cords and the remaining cord from tile core. Remove pins.

Step NO.4: Pin Spiral sin net perpendicular to board through last Half Knot. Arrange the groups of cords to form aT.

with Groups 1. and 3 the horizontal bar of the T and Group 2 the vertical bar. Make 10 (11) Square Kno ts with G rou p 1. Use the same 2 cords for work i n9 cords and the cord from the center as tile core. The first knot should be made tight against the side of the Spiral sinnet. Repeat with Group 3. Place one bead on each cord In Grou p 2 and sl ide up to end of Half Knot Spira I. Remove pins.

Step No.5: Rearrange work to form a cross, with the Square Knot stnncts as tile horizontal bar and the Half Knot Spiral and 2 beaded cords as the vertical bar. Pin to board through Ha If Knot Spiral. Bring the ends of the Square Knot 5i nnets together, one on each side of the "beaded" cords, to +orrn a circle. Pin to board through last Square Knot in each sinnet. Position the beads on the center cords inside the circle and tie an Overhand Knot under each.

Step No.6: Make a Spiral sl nnet 8 (13) Hal f Knots long. As the core, use the two working cords 'from each Square Knot sinnet. As working cords, combine a core frorn a Square Knot sinnet with a "beaded" cord to form two palr. Make tile first Half Knot up tigllt against the bottom of the circle.

Step No.7: Repeat Steps 3 through 6.

Step No.8: Repeat Steps 3 through 6, except that the Half Knot Spi ral inS tep 6 should be 10 (l 0) Half Knots long rather than 8 (13).

Step No.9: Divide the 8 cords into 2 qroups of 4 cords each, With each group, make a Square Knot tight against tile end of the Spiral sinnet. Use 2 cords for working and 2 for core. Reverse cords usi ng the procedure in Technique Section. With each group, make a Square Knot spaced lW' from first Square Knot. Reverse cords. With each group, make a Square Knot spaced Ilf2" from second Square Knot. If you are uslnq a piece of wood longer than 8", it will be necessary to increase th e len gth of these 5i n nets. Be su re to reve rse co rd sa nd spa ce knots 1 liz" apa rt.

Step No. 10: Split one group of 4 cords into two groups. Bring 2 cords arou nd each side of ornamen tal wood, 11/2" to 2" from one end. Make 2 Square Knots. Tie the first knot as tigh't as possi ble underneath the wood. Use 2 cords for working and 2 'for core. Repeat this step with remaining group of cords.

Step No. 11: With one group of 4, reverse cords. Make a Square Knot IIh_" from last Square Knot, as above. Continue to reverse cords and to space knots 1112" apart until sin net reaches the length you like. Tie an Overhand Knot with all 4 cords 2" below last Square Knot. Place beads on 2 of the 4 cords. Position beads and make an Overha nd Knot below each bead, . Determine length 0[' 2 remaining cords. Tie an Overhand Knot In each. Cut cords directly below knot. Repeat this step with remaining group of cords.

Chimes: Drill holes along underside of decorative wood. S pace holes so that the ch lrnes will hang close together but not quite touching. Insert eyescrews in holes and tighten.

Cut eight 18" pieces of fishing line. Attach one end of each piece to a chime and the other end to an eyescrew. Length of lines should be 4" to 5". If chimes vary in length, alternate long and short ones.

CJungle CJJeauty-

MATERIALS NEEDED

290 yards ff48/4 or 5 ply natura I jute 1 3" metal or wood ring

2 40mm large round carved Ollvewood beads 2 28mm oval carved Olivewood beads

These come in an assortment of sizes and shapes, Crown Craft 11286

2 matching pots, 11" diameter

Knots Used: Square Knot, Half Knot Spiral Finished Length: approximately 7'

INSTRUCTIONS

Step No.1: Cut twenty 14-yard cords. Make a 3" Loop and Wrap according to directions given in Technique Section.

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Step No.2: Divide the cords into Four croups of 10 cords each. With the center 4 cords of one group, make a 24" Square Knot sin net. Use 2 cords for work ing and 2 for core, With the 3 cords on each side of the Sq uare Knot sin net, make a 24" Half" Knot Spiral sinnet Use 2 cords for workinq and 1 for core. Repeat procedure with tile remaining three groups of 10 cords. Wilen all Iour groups of 10 cords are knotted, YOLl should IHIVe a total of four SqLI<J1'e Knot sin nets a nd eight Half Knot Spiral sin nets.

Step NO.3: Hang the sling by the ring and make sure all of the sin nets are equal in length; adjust If necessary. RegroLlp the sinnets in the following sequence: 2 Ha If Knol Spiral sinnets, 1 Square Knot sinnet, 2 Half Knot Spiral sinnets, I Square Knot sinnet, etc.

Join each pair or- Half Knot Spiral slnnets with a Square Knot. Use tile 2 outer cords all each side of the 6 as tile work i ng COI'ds and the 2 inner cords as the core.

Step NO.4: To make the Cradle for the pot, combine the 2 right cord, from a Square Knot sinnet with the 2 left outside cords from a n adjacent pa lr of H a If Kno t S plra I sl n nets and make a Square Knot about 2" from each sinnet. Use 2 cords for working and 2 for core. Combine the 2 right outside cords from tile Half Knot Spiral sinnet wlth the 2 left cords from an adjacent Square Knot slnnel and make a Square Knot as above. The 2 inner cords of the Half Knot Spirals are left Iree. Fig. A, Row 1. RepeaL with remaining grollps of cords.

Step NO.5: Hold tile pot inside the Cradle to check the fit. The Cradle should loosely gird the pot. If necessary, adjust the length between the ends of the sin nets and the Squal'e Knots. Make a I"Ow a f A I ternatl ng Square Knots a bou t 2" from the first row, following the diagram In Fig. A, Row 2. Repeat Fig. A, Row 1.

Fig. A

Step NO.6: Use a 50" cord and Wrap all cords at the base of the pot for approx imately 1". Trim the ends of the wrapping.

Step No.7: Divide cords into eight groups of 5 cords each. Each group should consist of 2 long cords and 3 short. The 2 long cords are to be used as working cords and the 3 short cords as the core. Make a 24" Square Knot sinnet with each group. Make the first Square Knot up tight as possible against the wrapping.

Step No. B; Connect the Square Knot sinnets for the second Cradle. Follow the procedure in Steps 4 and 5. There will be on Iy 1 cord left tree instead of 2.

Step No.9: Repeat Step 6. Put 4 outer cords through a 40mm bead and slide bead up to bottom of wrapping. Repeat witl1 4 cords on opposite side of f rinqe. Take 2 cords from each bead and make a Sq uare Knot between beads 4" down from wrappi ng on one side of the fringe. Use 2 cords for working and 2 for core. With the 4 remaining cords from the beads, make another Square Knot, again, 4" below wrapping, but on tile opposite side of the fringe. Take 1 worki ng cord from each Square Knot and 51 ip them thrcuqh a 28mm bead. Tie an Overhand Knot below the bead. Repeat on opposite side of fringe with 2 remaining working cords. Trim all cords to desired length and tie an Overhand Knot at the end of each.

CJerra

MATERIALS NEEDED

75 yards tarred sisal, tree rope, 1148/5 ply jute, or 1/72/3 ply

jute

1 2" metal 01' wood ring 1 3" metal or wood ring

1 pot, 12" diameter Rib Planter, Sou thwes1 Pottery Knots Used: Alternating Square Koot, Over-hand, Half Knot Spiral, Double Half Hitch

Finished Length: apprcxlrnatety 45"

INSTRUCTIONS

Note: I f you Lise the tarred sisal, we suggest you wear cotlon garden gloves. The slsc I is treated to retard ro l from cI tract sunl ight and h igh hum id i ty; therefore, do not lel i l corne in contact with rugs or furniture.

Step No.1: Cut elqht a·yard cords. Make a 21/2" t.oop using the 2" ring fOI- hanger a I1d Wrap according 1:0 directions given in Tech n iq ue Section. Hang tile 51 i ng by the ri ng.

Step No.2: Divide the 16 cords into four groups of 4 cords each. With one grou p of 4 cords, make a 3" H B I r Kno l Spiral sinnet. Use 2 cords fOI- working and 2 for core. Repeat witll the remaining three groups,

Step NO.3: Place all 16 cords down throuqh the center of the 3" ring. Double Half Hitch the 16 cords trorn left to right around the ring at the ends of tile Half Knot Spiral srnnets.

Step No.4: Divide cords into groups of 4 co ds each. Make CI row of 4 Square Knots directly below the ring. Work the row from left to right. Use 2 cords for working and 2 for core.

Step No.5: Make 4 A I ternat i 119 Sq uare K n015 arou nd from left to rigll l. Repeat til ree more tlmes.

Step NO.6: Divide cords into groups of 4 cords a, you would to make another row of Atternatlnq Square Kilots. Make a 10" Half Kilot Spiral sinnet with each group. Use 2 cords for working and 2 for core. Make sure all sinnet. are even.

Step No.7: Reverse the cords in each sinnet (Technique

Section) and continue, mak ing 4 Square K no Is in each 5i n ne t.

Step No.8: Contrnue each sinnet by making 11 6" Half Knot Spiral.

Cradle: Follow Pattel"l1 A or Pattern B in the Technique

Section.

Step NO.9: Tie a scrap of cord around 4 of the center cords about 10" from H1e end of the wrapping. Divide Ihe remaining 12 cords into th ree qroups of 4 cords each, Make 3 Squ are K.nots MOU nd from left to righ t. U se 2 cords r or workinq 11 nd 2 for core.

Step No.1 0: Make FOLir rows of 3 Allernating Square Knots. Work from len to right.

Step No. 11: Usi ng a 11/2 yard piece of cord, Wrap all co rds together directly below the last row of Alternating Square Knots.

Step No. 12: Hold ing the 4 tied cords, grip the wra pp I n9

and slide up until the desireo effect Is achieved

Step No. 13: Tie an Overhand Knot In each cord a t the desired length of fringe. For the bes effect, the length shou Id no t exceed 4". Cut each cord directly below the knot.

%mbleweed

MATERIALS NEEDED

160 yards "1/48/3 ply natural jute

1 15" dowel (1" diameter) or- driftwood 8 cerarn Ic or wood beads

1 4" metal ring

1 2" metal or wood ring

1 pot, 10" - 12" diameter

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Knots Used: Lark's Head, Alternating Square Knot, Double Half Hitch, Overhand

Finished Length: approximately 5'

I NSTR UCTI ONS

Step No.1: Cut sixteen a-vard cords. Fold each of the 16 cords in half and mount on driftwood from left to right, using the Lark's Head Knot. Butterfly each of the 32 working cords.

Step No.2: On the hanging, mentally assign each cord a number from 1 through 32 progressing from left to right.

Cut a l-yard cord to be used as the Knot Bearer. Center the Knot Bearer and Double Half H itch cord 16 to the left and cord 17 to the right. Continue Horizontal Double Half Hitches using cords 15 through 1, then cords 18 through 32.

Step No.3: Make one row of 8 Square Knots working from left to r iqht. Use 2 cords for working and 2 for core until instructed otherwise. Space th is row at least 1/2" down from row of H orizonta I Double H al1 Hitches. Th is spacing can be increased to match the length of the beads you are using but, once established, should remain consistent throughout the "hanging" portion of the sling.

Step NO.4: Leave cords I and 2, and 31 and 32 free. Make 7 Alternating Square Knots with the remaining cords.

Step No.5: Place a bead on cords 2 and 3 and sl ide it up to row of A Iternating Square Knots. Repeat for cords 30 and 31. Tie a row of 8 Alternating Square Knots that runs directly below the beads.

Step NO.6: Leave cords 1 and 2 free. Make 2 Alternating Square Knots with cords 3 through 10. Leave cords 11 through 22 free. Make.2 A Iternati ng Square Knots with cords 23 through 30. Leave cords 31 and 32 free.

Step No.7: With the 4" ring and the 12 center cords (11 through 22), follow ring instructions in the Technique Section. Position the ring so the top is in line with the Alternating Square Knots made in Step 6. Make an Overhand Knot above and below the bead in the center of the ring.

Step No.8: Place a bead on cords 6 and 7 and sl ide it up to the knots. Repeat with cords 26 and 27. Tie a row of 4 Alternating Square Knots that runs directly below the beads.

Step NO.9: Leave cords 1 and 2, and 31 and 32 free. Make 4 Alternating Square Knots, 2 with cords 3 through 10, then 2 with 23 through 30.

Step No. 10: Place a bead on cords 10 and 11 and slide it up to the knots. Repeat with cords 22 and 23. Tie a row of 8 Alternating Square Knots that runs directly below the beads.

Step No. 11: Leave cords 1 and 2, and 31 and 32 free. Make 7 A Iternating Square Knots with the remaining cords.

Step No. 12: Place a bead on cords 16 and 17 and sf ide it up to the knots. Tie a row of 8 A Iternating Square Knots that runs directly below the bead.

Step No. 13: Cut three l-yard cords to be used as Knot Bearers. Repeat the procedure in Step 2. Make 3 rows of Horizontal Double Half Hitches.

Step No. 14: Divide the 32 cords into four grou ps of eight. With one group of 8 cords, make a Square Knot. Use two outer cords from each side as working cords and the four inner cords as the core. Begin the knot l" below the last row of Horizontal Double Half Hitches. Reverse cords using the procedure in Technique Section. Make a Square Knot spaced 11/," from first Square Knot. Continue to reverse cords, and to space knots !lh" apart. Make the sinnet approx imately 22" long.

Repeat with the remaining three groups of 8 cords.

Cradle: Hang the sling to make sure all sinnets are even. Work from left to right. Combine the second 4 cords of the first si nnet with the first 4 cords of the third si nnet. Make a Square Knot 3112" from the bottom of the sinnets. Combine the second 4 cords of the third sinnet with the first 4 cords of the fourth sinnet. Make a Square Knot 31/z" from the bottom of the sinnets. Combine the second 4 cords of the fourth sinnet with the second 4 cords from the second sinnet. Make a Square Knot as above. Combine the remaining cords of the second sinnet with the remaining cords of the first sinnet. Make a Square Knot as above.

Step No. 15: Hold the pot in the cradle to check the fit. The cradle should loosely gird the pot. I f necessary, adjust the length between the ends of the sinnets and the Square Knots. Make a row of Alternating Square Knots 31/2" from the first row.

Step No. 16: Using a 50" cord, Wrap all cords at the base of the pot for approximately 1". Trim the ends of the wrapping. For Fringe, follow Pattern A in Technique Section.

Step No. 17: Wrap the three ends of the Knot Bearers together on each side of the hanging. Use a I-yard cord and Wrap for 1". Trim to 3".

Hanger: Cut eighteen I-yard cords. Use 1 cord for wrapping. Combine 8 of the cords with one side of the Knot Bearer used in Step 2. Wrap for 1" below one end of the driftwood. Leave 3" for Fringe. Make a Square Knot just below the wood. Use 2 cords on each side for working, and 4 for core. Split cords into two groups of 4. Bring cords around the wood and make a Square Knot as tightly as possible above the wood. Use tile same procedure for spacing and reversing cords that you did with the four slnnets in Step 14. Repeat for the other end of the driftwood using 8 of the remaining l-yard cords. I ntertwine all 16 cords through a 2" ring. Let the ends hang down in the center of hanger. With a I-yard cord Wrap ail cords for 1". Trim.

c:JlutumIL Haze

MATERIALS NEEDED 145 yards t/28/3 ply natural jute

2 9" dowels, 5/16" diameter

8 19mm large hole round wood beads, Crown Craft t/289 Other wood beads of like shape may be substituted

1 pot,S" diameter

Note: We have made this design in heavier jute and found it very impressive. The fpllowing materials are required;

185 yards #48/3 ply natural jute 2 18" dowels, I/-;." diameter

a wood beads

1 pot, 8" diameter

Knots Used: Alternating Square Knot, Lark's Head, Horizontal Double Half Hitch, Overhand, Half Knot Spiral, Lee Medallion

Ftnished Length: approximately 36"

I NST RUCTIONS

Note: Changes for larger sling will be given in parentheses. Two complete patterns (Fig. A) are made on each 9" (18") section of dowel.

Step No.1: Cut twenty-four 4·yard (5-yard) cords, and eight 5-yard (6-yard) cords. Mount 8 cords on one half of the dowel in the following sequence: Three 4-yard (5·yard) cords, two 5-yard (6-yard) cords, and three 4·yard (5-yard) cords. Fold each cord in half and use the Lark's Head Knot. Butterfly each of the 16 cords.

Step No.2; Mentally assign each cord a nu mber from 1 through 16 progressing from left to right.

Cut a 12" (16") cord to be used as the Knot Bearer. Center the Knot Bearer and Double Half H itch cord 8 to the left and cord 9 to the right. Continue Horizontal Double Half Hitches using cords 7 through 1, then cords 10 through 16. Tie an Overhand Knot at each end of the Knot Bearer close to the row of Horizontal Double Half Hitches and trim.

Step No.3: Make one row of 4 Square Knots directly below Double Half H itches working from left to right. Use 2 cords for working and 2 for core throughout design.

Note: The spacing between each row of Alternating Square Knots will be 1/2" for the remainder of the sling.

Step No.4: Leave cords 1 and 2, and 15 and 16 free. Make 3 A Iternating Square Knots with the rema in ing cords.

Step No.5: Make one row of 4 Alternating Square Knots working from left to right.

Step No.6: With cords 7 through 10 make a 11/2" Half Knot Spiral sinnet Ih" below last row of Alternating Square Knots.

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Fig. A One Pattern

Step No.7: Make a Lee Medallion with Bead. Make the first Square Knot below bead 1" from Ihe end of the Spira I.

Step No.8: This is the pattern on each side of the medanlon. (Al Leave cords. 1 and 2, and 15 and 16 free. Make 2 Alternati ng Square Knots, one wi th cords 3 thro ugh 6, then one with 11 through 14. (8) Leave cords 5 and 6, and 11 and 12 free. Make 2 AI ternating Square Knots, one wi th cords 1 through 4, then one with 13 through 16. Alternating (A) and (B), make 3 more rows of Alternating Square Knots. The last Square Knot shoutc be even with tile end of the meda.llion.

Step No.9: Use all 16 cords to make one row of 4 Alternating Square Knots.

Step No.1 0: Leave cords I and 2, and 15 and 16 free. Make 3 Alternating Square Knots with the remaining cords.

Step No. 11: Leave cords 1 through 4, and cords 13 through 16 free. Make 2 Alternating Square Knots with the rernainlnq cords.

Step No. 12: Make 1 Alternating Square Knot with cords

7 through 10.

Mount 8 cords on second half of dowel using the sequence In Step 1. Repeat Steps 2 through 12,

Repea t entire procedu rs 101' second dowel.

The two patterns on each dowel should be separaled in the middle Lo leave room to place the Loop in position. G lue each outside Lark's Head to the dowel to prevent the patterns from sliding art the dowels.

Loop: With four 12" p 6") cords as the core and two 30" (l·yard) cords as working cords, make a 21fz" Loop. Place the two dowels together to form a cross. Set the Loop in place with the ends surrounding the dowels. With a 36" (40") piece of cord, Wrap a few times above the dowels. Take the wrapping cord and go over and under each dowel once. Continue wrapping below the dowels for about 1" before placing wrapping end down through loop, Trim ends.

Step No. 13: Suspend work by the Loop to complete design. Release the Butterflies from the 8 cords on the Inside half of each pattern. Bring these cords all together In the center and with a 36" piece of cord, Wrap for 1". Begin wrapping ilbou,f 3" from last Square Knot. For fringe, cut 2" below wr<lpping. Save excess cord for future wrapplnqs,

Step No. 14: Use 36" cords fOI' remainder of wrappings. Wrap eacn of the remaining 8·cord sections for Ik·'. Begin wrapping at the same level as the base of the center wrapping.

Step No. 15: Divide each group of 8 cords in half. Combine 4 cords from one group with 4 cords from an adjacent qrou p. Wrap together 5" below last wrapping Repeat with remaining groups of cords.

Step No. 16: Divide cords Into two groups of 4 cords each. M~ke a 3" Half Knot 5 piral sinnet wrth each group.

Cradle: Follow the prccedu re in Pattern A (Tech n iq ue Section). Make one row of 8 Alternating Square Knots 1" from ends of the Spiral sinnets. Hold the pot in place and check 'fit. Adjust If necessary. Make rows of A Iternatlng Square Knots to base of pot leaving the established distance between Alternating Square Knots. WI"ap all cords under pot for 1". Follow Fringe Pa ttern B using remaining beads. Trim.

japanese GLantern

MATERIALS NEEDED

190 yards 1148/4 or 5 ply natural jute 1 2" metal or wood ring

2 4" rtnqs or embroidery hoops

8 small barrel copper enameled beads, Crown Craft #343 8 large barrel copper enameled beads, Crown Craft #344 8 small oval copper enameled beads, Crown Craft 11347

Other ceramic beads of like shape may be subs+ltuted

1 pot, 12" diameter Rib Planter, Southwest Po tery white glue

Knots Used: Square Knot, Half Knot Sp lral, Lee Medallion with Bead, Alternating Square Knot. Over. hand, Double Half Hitch

Finished Length: approx Imately 5'

INSTRUCTIONS

Step ";10. 1: Cut sixteen Ll-yard cords. Make a 3" Loop usmq the 2.' ring, and Wrap according to the directions in the Technique Section.

Step No.2: Pin the Loop perpendlcular to the center of the macrame bo ard through the wrapping. Fan the cords out across the board like spokes in a bicycle wheel.

Step No.3: Start at any point on the wheel work around In a complete circle, and adcl beads to the cords In the tollowing manner; Place 6 cords through a large barrel bead leave 1 cord free, place 1 cord throuqh a small oval bead' leave 1 cord free, place 4 cords through a small barrel bead' leave 1 cord free, place I cord throuqh a small oval bead and I:ilve 1 cord free. Repeat entire beading sequence one more time.

Step No.4: Push all the beads up close to the wrapping. Unpin Loop from board and hang by the ring. Place all cords down through one <I" ring.

Step No.5, Double rial! Hitch Mound the I'Ing three mches down from the end of the wrapping, keeprnq the cords in the same order as in Step 3. Begin with one group of 4 cords, then Double Half Hitch 4 cords on the opposi te side. Th is will hold the ring level whil you work. Double Half Hitch the remaining cords, filling spaces between the two groups of 4 cords.

Step No.6: Position and glue the large and small barrel beads midway between the wrapping and the ring. Slide the small oval beads up to the wrapping and glue in place.

St.ep NO.7: Divide cords into eight groups of 4 cords each. With one group of 4 cords, make il 5" Half Knot Spiral sinnet. Refer to this as Pattern A. With an adjacent group of 4 cords make a Lee Medallion wllh Bead, placmq a small barrel bead down 21/2" from ring to begin medallion. Refer to this as Pattern B. A lternate Pa tterns A and B un til you have 4 5i nnets of each pattern.

Step No.8: Position the second 4" ring at the ends of the last knotted sin nets. Double Half Hitch around tile ring following the procedure in S tep 5.

Step No.9: Add beads using the same sequence CIS given in Step 3. PUSh all the beads up close to the ring. Using a 70" piece ot cord, Wrap all cords 3" down from the se and rinq. Repeat Step 6 except slide small beads down rather than up to the wrapping.

Step No. 10: Divide cords Into four grOllps of 8 cords each. With one group of 8 cords, make a 13" Half Knot Spiral. Use 2 cords for working and 6 for core.

Step No. 11: Place the core (6 center cords) of each sinnet through a large barre: bead. Divide the 8 cords into two groups of 4. cords each and make a 4" Half Knot Spiral sinnet. Use 2 cords for working and 2 for core.

Cradle.; Follow Patt~rn A [Technique Section) around the pot, but With thf s exception: after completing two rows of Alternating Square Knots, make 4. sinnets of Square Knots long enough to meet a t the center under the pot.

Step No. 12: Using a 70" PH~C of cord. Wrap all cords at the ends of the sinnets. Trim Fringe to desired length and follow Pa ttern B (Technique Section), omitting beads.

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