Crafting with Rope
Crafting with rope can be a fun hobby that results in some useful objects with textures you just don't get with another medium.
Macrame is a well-known technique where rope is used to create all sorts of items like belts, plant hangers, jewelry, and more. There are a lot more crafts that can be made with rope.
Rope crafts can be as simple as tying knots in rope to create a hanging holder for a gourd, for instance, to complex weaving techniques to create rugs or other objects that become design you'd want to display in your home.
Old rope mat shown in photo. Source: killick1 at sxu.hu
Rope Crafts Photos - with links below. Click a small image below to enlarge it.Click thumbnail to view full-size
Rope Crafts Links - Most of these projects are Martha Stewart projects and go with the photos shown directly above.
- Braided Doormat - Martha Stewart Crafts
Read Martha Stewart's Braided Doormat article. Also, browse thousands of other holiday clip-art, decorating, crafts, hand-made gifts and project ideas.
- Roped Baskets
Like magic, humble cotton cord meant for Venetian blinds becomes a basket with natural appeal and chic style.
- Knotted Napkin Rings - Martha Stewart Crafts
Read Martha Stewart's Knotted Napkin Rings article. Also, browse thousands of other holiday clip-art, decorating, crafts, hand-made gifts and project ideas.
- Under The Table and Dreaming: Make Your Own Natural Fiber Sisal Rope Basket
This is one of those projects in my head that I was determined to somehow make work. Once the basics were figured out though, it is a really simple project and I just love the coolness of the completed basket that can be used to hold practically anyt
- Rope Mirror How-To - Martha Stewart Good Things
Rope Mirror How-To article Also, browse thousands of other holiday clip-art, decorating, crafts, hand-made gifts and project ideas.
- Rope Tablecloth Anchor - Nautical-Themed Party Décor - Martha Stewart Entertaining
Read Marthastewart's Nautical-Themed Party Décor article Get birthday themes, baby shower ideas, appetizer recipes, menus, invitations, and party tips.
Paracord for Crafts
Make bracelets and weave belts and more with paracord.
"When you reach the end of your rope,
tie a knot in it and hang on."
~ Thomas Jefferson
How to Make a Rope Basket -- Honey Basket - JD of Tying it All Together
The Honey Basket is the fusion of several (relatively) simple tying techniques. Made with one continuous strip of rope, the basket is useful as a means of holding materials for survival, or other everyday purposes.
Rope Crafts for Kids - Girl Scouts Rope Crafts and More Crafts That Use Rope
These fun crafts using rope, cord, and string let kids learn about making knots to create something new from almost nothing. Friendship knots can be used to make friendship bracelets, lanyards, and scoubido strings.
- Exciting Scout Crafts - String and Rope
Rope and String Girl Scout Crafts -- Flower, Circle, Circle Burst Star, Eye of God, Worry Doll, Coil of Rope, Double Figure 8, Bowline with Stopper, Dream Catcher, Friendship Knot, Turk's Head Knot, Rattler Knot String
- Decorative Strings (Crafts) - EnchantedLearning.com
Decorative Strings (Crafts) for kids. Kindergarten, preschool, and elementary school crafts. Make simple crafts with things found around the house.
- The Friendship Knot
The Friendship Knot -- The knot frequently referred to as the Friendship Knot is illustrated below. This illustration is modified from The Ashley Book of Knots by Clifford W. Ashley (p. 141 # 787).
- How to Make a Cross Knot Friendship Bracelet: 9 steps (with video) - wikiHow
How to Make a Cross Knot Friendship Bracelet. Do you want to give your best friend the perfect gift? Friendship bracelets are a cool way to let your friend know how much you care about your friendship. This awesome gift for you and your...
- Simple Lanyard
A Simple Lanyard You will need 4 x 15m lengths of Plaiter's Line, doubled. Divide the twine into 4 sections. The idea is to make the top piece long enough to go from your waist, around your neck and back to your waist. Then it is knotted together. Th
- SCOUBIDOU strings, knotting with scoubidou strands, how to make scoubidou, scoobies
Scoubidou strings, how to make scoubidou, all techniques and much more can be found on this site!
Rope Crafts Books - Learn More About Knots
What do you call
a tangle of scared rope?
A frayed knot
"Give him enough rope
and he will hang himself."
~ Charlotte Bronte
Make Soap on a Rope
Are you a rope crafter?
Have you ever made any rope crafts?
Books of Knots - Learn to tie knots from experts
If you know how to tie knots, you can craft till the cows come home.
The River Bar -- Bracelet or Other Length of Rope - by JD of Tying It All Together
The River Bar is a fresh way to make a paracord bracelet, or generate a decorative narrow strap of rope.The observant will note the design looks very similar to the pattern of a Chain, or Caterpillar Sinnet. However, the River Bar's "rope pummeling technique" makes it different.
"We learn the rope of life
by untying its knots."
Everyday Uses for Knots and Rope Crafts - Tie Your Shoes In Fun New Ways
- Ian's Shoelace Site - Shoe Lacing Methods
Ian's Shoelace Site - Bringing you the fun, fashion & science of shoelaces Shoelace Menu -- Lacing Shoes Lacing Methods: Criss Cross, Over Under Straight (European), Straight (Bar), Straight (Easy), Hiking / Biking, Sawtooth, Shoe Shop Displa
Shoelaces, Rope, String - for Your Rope Crafts
Soft cotton rope is great to use to make
handles for totes, purses, log carriers,
basically anything that needs a good sturdy handle.
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