Thursday, May 26, 2011

Throw me some rope

I just got back from a fun-filled trip to NE for my brother's wedding - so expect much more to come on that front! Today, though, I want to share my first rope project. I've got several other rope projects in the works, so I hope you're as crazy for the nautical look as I am!

I decided to start off with this fun woven mat from my knot book.

I have to say, it's a little harder than it looks, and it took me awhile to get the hang of keeping all my lines straight and taunt. It's pretty satisfying to see a pile of rope turn into something pretty, so I think it was worth the effort!

I decided to fancy things up a bit by sewing some red thread in and out of the knot. I love how it added some beachy flare, but still has an understated and natural vibe.

It works well as a pot holder too! If I can make one of these, anyone can - so find a book or tutorial and given a fancy knot a try! It's fun to learn a new useful skill :-)



Anonymous said...

I think that is a great idea. I think I need to learn something new. Take Care!

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