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Reply #60 - Jun 13th, 2018 at 10:12pm
 
Right now I am at the transition between the pouch and the cord of a new sling. I'm going to tentatively call it the fades because this is the bowmaking terminology used for the transition from limb to handle. Has anyone here ever tried incorporating macrame into this section of the pouch itself?

It looks great but I have two possible reservations concerning it. One, it's incredibly final. I mean...youre tying knots. If you screw up it's not easy getting the knots undone. And I'm pretty amature at it so messing up seems likely.

Secondly, when put under tension the space in between the knots would stretch leaving gaps right?

Anyways, this brings me back to my second question, has anyone experimented with *weaving* patterns into the fades or pouch instead of macrame and if so would you kindly point me in the right direction for learning about it? Thanks. Smiley
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Reply #61 - Jun 14th, 2018 at 12:25am
 
Morphy wrote on Jun 13th, 2018 at 10:12pm:
Right now I am at the transition between the pouch and the cord of a new sling. I'm going to tentatively call it the fades because this is the bowmaking terminology used for the transition from limb to handle. Has anyone here ever tried incorporating macrame into this section of the pouch itself?

It looks great but I have two possible reservations concerning it. One, it's incredibly final. I mean...youre tying knots. If you screw up it's not easy getting the knots undone. And I'm pretty amature at it so messing up seems likely.

Secondly, when put under tension the space in between the knots would stretch leaving gaps right?

Anyways, this brings me back to my second question, has anyone experimented with *weaving* patterns into the fades or pouch instead of macrame and if so would you kindly point me in the right direction for learning about it? Thanks. Smiley


I haven't personally done macrame at the transition from pouch to cords, but I don't see a reason it wouldn't work, although if you tie macrame as slow as I do it may be more decorative than practical. If the stretch of the knots is a problem, maybe you could try tying the knots around a static core, if that works with the design of your sling.

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Reply #62 - Jun 14th, 2018 at 4:31pm
 
Thanks Timothy, seems like it's worth looking into.  Smiley
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Reply #63 - Nov 20th, 2020 at 4:34pm
 
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Just ordered this and a mini loom from some guy in Russia. Was I too hasty in doing this? Is 25 cm big enough for a maru dai for 32 strand braids? Seems kind of small for all those strands.
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Reply #64 - Nov 20th, 2020 at 4:42pm
 
25 cm for 32 bobbins/tama works, but it is right at the limit.
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Reply #65 - Nov 21st, 2020 at 2:43pm
 
Thanks Teg. So long as I can do 32 that should keep me busy for awhile. Smiley
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Reply #66 - Nov 21st, 2020 at 4:20pm
 
When my gf got into kumihimo, ( which she took it over when i wanted to learn it. But then gave up on it after 2 weeks. ) Lol. I picked these up for here. Which we now have a ton to last forever.  Eventually i will attempt to get back into it.

https://www.weircrafts.com/kumihimo/kumihimo-EZ-bobbins.html
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Reply #67 - Nov 21st, 2020 at 5:38pm
 
Oh yes I have tons of those. I use them with the foam disks. I'm seriously considering putting little pinhole cameras below the mirror on the Maru Dai so I can look at a screen and see if the braid is coming along nicely. Yes, I am a major nerd.
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Reply #68 - Nov 21st, 2020 at 9:47pm
 
Thats a good idea, or use a mirror. Before we moved my gf had mirrors everywhere.  Would be a bit cheaper
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Reply #69 - Nov 22nd, 2020 at 12:08pm
 
vetryan15 wrote on Nov 21st, 2020 at 9:47pm:
Thats a good idea, or use a mirror. Before we moved my gf had mirrors everywhere. Would be a bit cheaper


And make far more sense. Good idea Vet.  Wink
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Reply #70 - Nov 23rd, 2020 at 7:43am
 
Morphy wrote on Jun 13th, 2018 at 10:12pm:
Has anyone here ever tried incorporating macrame into this section of the pouch itself?

Yes, my daughter tried this with a wool sling, it looked really cool, but just didn't work. It went anywhere when throwing. Sometimes ok, other times not. No consistency, so I threw it away.
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Reply #71 - Nov 23rd, 2020 at 7:48am
 
Kilisi wrote on Nov 23rd, 2020 at 7:43am:
Morphy wrote on Jun 13th, 2018 at 10:12pm:
Has anyone here ever tried incorporating macrame into this section of the pouch itself?

Yes, my daughter tried this with a wool sling, it looked really cool, but just didn't work. It went anywhere when throwing. Sometimes ok, other times not. No consistency, so I threw it away.



Ah ok well I can definitely see that being a problem with wool. Anytime I've done macrame with it it tends to stretch horribly. I have dyneema now which has almost no stretch under slinging conditions so hopefully that will do the trick.
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