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Tutorial: A Sling With a Knotted Pouch
Jan 7th, 2013 at 9:14am
 
As promised in http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1351455177 I post now the tutorial on how to make a sling with a knotted pouch.

A low resolution version of this tutorial is attached to this post. A high resolution version can be downloaded from here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/nl1qb31abs0yxdr/Tutorial_knotted_pouch.pdf

For the retention and release cords a 6 strand round braid is used. It can be replaced by any type of braid you like. If you want to work with an uneven number of strings just use the weft thread as additional string in the braid.

To make this sling an advanced skill level is required.

If you have any questions please feel free to ask (PM or here). Also ideas for improvement (the sling as well as the tutorial) are very much appreciated!

Have fun!

Teg / Thomas Gartmann

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Replaced appended tutorial by corrected version
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Reply #1 - Jan 7th, 2013 at 9:16am
 
And here a picture of the finished sling.
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Reply #2 - Jan 7th, 2013 at 10:42am
 
I'm very glad to be the first to congratulate with you  Cheesy
If you're going to have one of these with you at Montelago I'd love to try it out!
I bet it works greatly and the design seems very sturdy as always  Cool
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Reply #3 - Jan 7th, 2013 at 11:05am
 
Cheesy I can't wait to try this! Many thanks, Teg!
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Reply #4 - Jan 7th, 2013 at 12:05pm
 
Very pretty sling Smiley Definitely will have a go when I get a spare moment (and more string!)
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Reply #5 - Jan 7th, 2013 at 3:21pm
 
That's a great looking sling, and a very well made tutorial. Thanks for all the work you put into it.

I did notice one small typo in the text. The 2nd sentence of the caption for Figure 5 start out "This loops are..." but should be "These loops are."

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Reply #6 - Jan 7th, 2013 at 9:38pm
 
Really nice original work Teg.

Does your sling have a name?
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Reply #7 - Jan 8th, 2013 at 1:04am
 
How about "The Teg Star" sling?

Great Tutorial by the way..  It looks like I'm gonna have a new project coming up!  Awesome..
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Reply #8 - Jan 8th, 2013 at 4:45am
 
I'll vote for any name with "Teg" in it.
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Reply #9 - Jan 8th, 2013 at 7:51am
 
If I'm not mistaken, Teg's inspiration came from this video.
Let's keep it in mind while looking for a name Smiley

But I also vote for something with Teg in it ^^
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Reply #10 - Jan 8th, 2013 at 8:19am
 
Teg Basket sling

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Reply #11 - Jan 8th, 2013 at 9:04am
 
   Thanks, Teg.  That's a great looking sling and a tutorial is a lot of work.  Your efforts are much appreciated.  I'll post your tutorial in the FAQ a little later if no one beats me to it.
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Reply #12 - Jan 8th, 2013 at 11:54am
 
Ehe this reminds me that C_A still have to post my tutorial on melting lead glans somewhere  Grin Grin
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Reply #13 - Jan 8th, 2013 at 12:33pm
 
GeneralMushroom wrote on Jan 7th, 2013 at 12:05pm:
Very pretty sling Smiley Definitely will have a go when I get a spare moment (and more string!)


The 30 meters indicated in the tutorial should be more than enough. Everything in this tutorial is quite generously calculated, especially the 1 meter of reserve string in step nr. 27  Wink.

For such a sling I actually need less time than for an elaborate balearic one, especially with such thick string as this one was made out. One day should be plenty of time if you have already some braiding and knotting experience.

Timothy Potter wrote on Jan 7th, 2013 at 3:21pm:
I did notice one small typo in the text. The 2nd sentence of the caption for Figure 5 start out "This loops are..." but should be "These loops are."


Thank you very much! I will upload a corrected version this weekend.

Pikåru wrote on Jan 7th, 2013 at 9:38pm:
Does your sling have a name?


Bof, that's something I have not thought about really. For the tutorial I refered to it as "knotted pouch" as it is how it was made. In my project folders it's labelled as "Seesterntasche", translated "Starfish pouch". I guess this was due to the fact, that TIAT mentioned in the video (see below) once the starfish pattern. My proposition would therefore be to call it a "starfish" sling or pouch. If you want to do me an honour add a "Teg's" before it Wink.

Caldou wrote on Jan 8th, 2013 at 7:51am:
If I'm not mistaken, Teg's inspiration came from this video.
Let's keep it in mind while looking for a name Smiley

But I also vote for something with Teg in it ^^


Yes, I won't deny that the idea for this technique comes from this video  Wink. I posted it also in the first thread about this design, when I was brainstorming for ideas for the connection. I just saw this video and thought: "Well, if this guy makes a basket with this technique, I will make a sling with it." It was sort of a handicraft challenge against myself Wink. I added some elements, altered some others and scored a win against myself  Grin.

Rat Man wrote on Jan 8th, 2013 at 9:04am:
  Thanks, Teg.  That's a great looking sling and a tutorial is a lot of work.  Your efforts are much appreciated.  I'll post your tutorial in the FAQ a little later if no one beats me to it.  


No need to hurry. It took me about three months to develop the current design, so another few weeks don't matter until it appears in the FAQ  Wink.
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Reply #14 - Jan 8th, 2013 at 1:31pm
 
Oh Thou Lord of the (St)rings, we people of the Forum hereby baptize (quite unilaterally) Your latest creation: "Teg's starfish sling".
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