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Re: My Puruvian sling
Reply #30 - Jul 26th, 2006 at 2:42pm
 
It is finished. If there is any thing wrong tell me and I will try to fix it.
Or ask if you have questions on it.
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Reply #31 - Jul 26th, 2006 at 3:41pm
 
it looks great amras
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Reply #32 - Jul 26th, 2006 at 6:01pm
 
Hey Amras,

Going into editor mode now so please be aware these are constructive and editor type things.

Suggestions:

Don't need first picture of sling if you have last picture of finished product.

Had to look up what a Maru Dai is. An explanation would be nice for those not experienced in these things, like me.

Would like to see links to either external pages, or if the lady Willeke is happy help out, internal links to basic braiding. (Or links to her site) Specifically where you mention the three strand flat braid, also the star, crown and diamond knots would benefit from links.

Any time you use a technical term like weft you should either explain that term or link it. I know this may seem like a pain in the butt, but (ah funny butt but...sorry) those not in the know will put down your writing based on this kind of thing. A simple way to fix this would be a glossary of terms. I currently haven't gotten one as... well to be honest I hadn't thought of it and really the more I think about it we are really going to need one for the reconstructed slings.

Staying in the constrains of the world of science and nerdy books, the standard measure is Metric. Thus if you are going to use inches you need to have the Metric measurement fist with the Imperial in brackets. I know it's a small thing but overall standardisation of the wiki is my aim at this point.

The detail on half hitches is very interesting and would benefit from pictures of what a spiral pouch would look like. Unless this is a don't do it type of thing then it needs to be made more clear.

With your bit about securing the strands are the tied of our just pulled through the braid?

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Ok, so now if you want I am happy to hunt around for the links for the knots or anything else you want me to link. Also will clean up your writing a little if you don't mind.

On reflection links to Willeke's site and a Knot tying site will probably be more efficient than creating a page noone will look at.

Willeke,

Do I have your permission for this?

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Re: My Puruvian sling
Reply #33 - Jul 27th, 2006 at 12:09am
 
You can make links to the said knots and braids to my website, but can also include a page with reminder pictures, (just the finished knots before tightening,) with links to my site. But with the way internet works (or fails) it might be best to include strategic information on the same server as the wiki is.

I will do a hunt for the right links within my site later, have to go to work pretty soon.

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Reply #34 - Jul 27th, 2006 at 12:46am
 
Thanks Willeke

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Reply #35 - Aug 2nd, 2006 at 7:44am
 
Hey Amras,

I made a Puruvian sling with your instructions, and I can tell you for a beginner I am pretty pleased with myself. (I did a completely crap job but hey you get that.)

I think with a bit of practice I could actually get good at making those. (Read it took me 5 days to make it.)

I haven't tested it out but don't worry I get to this weekend.

No photo's sorry it is not worthy turst me on this.

Again thankyou for do the work on the wiki. I really enjoyed having ago at making the sling.

Things I learnt making it:

1. Never use crappy old wool.
2. Always keep the brading tight. (I know but who listens the first time?)
3. I don't know how to do Half Hitches right.
4. Star Knots are tough to make. (Either that or I am  terrible at knots.)
5. RTFM
6. RTFM!!

That's it.

Again thanks Amras, that was seriously cool.

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