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Message started by JustKnot on Feb 2nd, 2007 at 6:03pm

Title: Knotty sling tutorial
Post by JustKnot on Feb 2nd, 2007 at 6:03pm
So, here it comes, my first tutorial on knots, slings and anything else... Please don't hit me hard :)

1. Get some cord, I prefer 1.5-2mm nylon, 4 pieces - each around your desired sling length, but add some (maybe a foot or two) for working ends and finger loop and 5th for pouch (~1-1.5m but you shouldn't count on me because some like shorter pouches).

2. Braid like this or any style you like (BTW the startup arrange of colors will give you different pattern - if you arrange different colours on each side you'll get spiral, if same - stripes):





3. When you've got enough length to make a loop arrange all nicely, and for few moves braid with 8 strands, then just leave the short ones alone and continue as before (personally I like splicing in this place because I can arrange strands to look neat and tension each separately to give smooth surface with no bumps and/or wrinkles):




4. When you reach point where your pouch should begin, tie a wall knot:




5. Arrange these 4 pouch strands like this:




6. Tie another wall knot and proceed braiding till you get enough length for release cord (at the very end I braid with a loop on my finger and the sling around something so I don't miss the point where to stop)




7. Release knot... Tie anything you like, but I prefer Matthew Walker with a wall knot under it to arrange strands for MW nicely:




8. THE POUCH... I hope the pics ar self explanatory, if not, go for Turks Head instructions and come back when you've got it right :P





9. While going to another side of pouch try to keep [Under 1, Over 1] pattern, otherwise it may get quiet messy:




10. When done with weaving - start doubling (or even tripling, but I don't recommend that, unless you got thick or hard rope or made your pouch quiet tight):




11. While doubling, start following other 4 cords first, and follow the 5th cord itself when all other are already doubled. When you are done with that just tie a reef knot, tighten it well and fuse the ends as close to the knot as possible without burning the knot itself, and leave small beads of molten plastic so it won't get undone (I wait a till they cool a bit and then tap them to stick to the knot).
Cut and fuse like that all other ends and hooray, the sling is finished (and my tutorial too :)):

Oops... a mistake ::)... There is different number of bights (waves) on each side of pouch split...



Hehe... Now I've got the shortest sling  of all :P And you know what, it is good not only for slinging ;D ;)


Title: Re: Knotty sling tutorial
Post by Taiki on Feb 2nd, 2007 at 6:08pm
that is a Very intresting sling you have there justknot i Have to try that :o

on a totally unrelated note who's that posing the sling as a choker ? ;D

Title: Re: Knotty sling tutorial
Post by JustKnot on Feb 2nd, 2007 at 6:12pm
My brothers girl
It wasn't easy to make her pose with sling, but somehow she agreed :)

Title: Re: Knotty sling tutorial
Post by Taiki on Feb 2nd, 2007 at 6:13pm
i wonder why it suits her  ;D

Title: Re: Knotty sling tutorial
Post by Tint on Feb 2nd, 2007 at 6:41pm
Valentine's day is coming up! ::)

Thanks Justknot.  The instructions are really clear! Good job!

Title: Re: Knotty sling tutorial
Post by Willeke on Feb 2nd, 2007 at 6:54pm
They are also done very well from a knottyers point of view.
You should post this tut on KHWW as well.
First time I have seen a TH mixed with braiding this way.

Willeke

Title: Re: Knotty sling tutorial
Post by Dale on Feb 2nd, 2007 at 8:23pm
Praise from Willeke on knot-tying is to be especially valued.

Very good job.

Title: Re: Knotty sling tutorial
Post by winkleried on Feb 3rd, 2007 at 12:50pm
Nice,
This really needs to be in the Articles section

Marc Adkins

Title: Re: Knotty sling tutorial
Post by winkleried on Feb 3rd, 2007 at 1:02pm

Tint wrote on Feb 2nd, 2007 at 6:41pm:
Valentine's day is coming up! ::)

Thanks Justknot.  The instructions are really clear! Good job!



Very good job,
If my wife will actually wear it I'm thinking about making her one in her favorite colors for valentines day and a few days later our 10th wedding anniversary.
Another possible use it looks like you could use it as a helmet chinstrap for those of us into historical combat reenactment

Marc Adkins

Title: Re: Knotty sling tutorial
Post by JustKnot on Feb 4th, 2007 at 5:05am
Thanks for such a positive feedback


Quote:
If my wife will actually wear it I'm thinking about making her one in her favorite colors for valentines day and a few days later our 10th wedding anniversary.

Maybe I should start series of sling jewellery and accessories ;D

BTW Willeke, how do you post tut's to KHWW, should I send it for Bud?

Title: Re: Knotty sling tutorial
Post by Willeke on Feb 4th, 2007 at 5:10am
Nils, I think is better.

Willeke

Title: Re: Knotty sling tutorial
Post by bigkahuna on Feb 4th, 2007 at 1:47pm
I really like this design. How much cord do you think it would take to make a longer sling?? say one about  36 to 42 inches total???

Title: Re: Knotty sling tutorial
Post by JustKnot on Feb 4th, 2007 at 4:59pm

bigkahuna wrote on Feb 4th, 2007 at 1:47pm:
I really like this design. How much cord do you think it would take to make a longer sling?? say one about  36 to 42 inches total???


The loss due the braid is not big, just around 10-15%, + add some to work with - maybe a foot...
For a sling around 75cm (folded) I took pieces of cord each 2 meters (except for pouch, which I think was maybe around 1.2m)
Good luck ;)

Title: Re: Knotty sling tutorial
Post by JustKnot on Apr 13th, 2007 at 4:24pm
And I thought I did that first... oh well, I guess I'll have to switch for micro slings and teach squirells to sling ;D

And sorry for big pics... But you know... if you buy 22" screen these will fit ;) :D

EDIT: maybe in two weeks when (if) I'll be back I'll add the full pouch tut to this

Title: Re: Knotty sling tutorial
Post by David Morningstar on Apr 27th, 2009 at 9:17am
I just found this lurking in an old stash of bookmarks. I think it deserves to be seen again  8-)

Title: Re: Knotty sling tutorial
Post by kuggur slingdog on Apr 27th, 2009 at 11:58am
I think it belongs in the intructions section. I made one about a year ago following these instructions, its a very nice design.

Title: Re: Knotty sling tutorial
Post by biface.silex on May 6th, 2010 at 4:58pm
Thanx for the tutorial, I might try one of these soon.

Title: Re: Knotty sling tutorial
Post by Blauwefox on Mar 5th, 2011 at 9:01pm
Nice one. Will try it tonight!

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