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Friday, October 19, 2012

More Mirco-Macrame

I have now made a second bookmark.  It is not nearly as good as the first and I had much more trouble with it.  I think the difference was the size of the cord I used.  On the first one, I used some Chinese Knotting Cord by Beadsmith.  It is .8mm in diameter.

The second bookmark I made the second bookmark with C-Lon or S-Lon (not sure which) nylon cord that is much smaller.  It is much smaller and much harder for me to see.  They were made exactly the same way, but the knotting cord produced a bookmark about twice as large. 

Anyway, I am going to keep trudging on.  I am working on a project now using waxed linen cord.  I think it will be easy to work with but if I make mistakes it is very very hard to take out.  So, I will be working very carefully to try to avoid mistakes.  Yeah, right!

I have also learned how to make a Kumihimo braid using the Chinese Knotting Cord.  It was much easier than I thought and I think the challenge with this technique is learning to control your color pattern.  I only have about half of a 10" length of cord finished, but will post pictures as soon as it is finished.

So, what new skills are you working on?


Julie said...

Wish my mom was still alive. She would have been stealing my beads right and left to do macrame. Love your bookmarks!

Pookledo said...

I'm liking hearing about your experiments. I love them and would like to have a go myself but I think I might end up tearing my hair out with frustration! *lol*

I'm playing around with needle felting at the moment.