A simple project that I made with an Indian vintage silk skirt that had shredded to pieces. Any fabric will do but keep in mind that thicker fabrics will make thicker rope. I find that a fine silk or satin crepe is ideal for this project because it shrinks up so easily when twisted for a soft, pliable, rope. This project also looks great with two thick pieces of yarn. A bike handlebar streamer instructional using the same technique coming soon!
What You'll Need:
- Two 34"x 2" strips of silk or one double the length (longer if your wrist is a little chunkier)
- A safety pin
- Needle and thread
- Bead with big hole
- Tie the fabric pieces together at one end in a half-knot. Just above the knot, pin the strips to your work surface.
- Pick up the two pieces of fabric and twist them clockwise. Continue twisting until the fabric is twisted so tightly that it begins to kink.
- Twist the two fabric pieces together counter clockwise. Continue until they are tightly twisted.
- Knot the two cords together securely with your large bead in the knot. Let go and they will twist and settle into place.
- If you used two pieces of fabric, loop the end without the bead together and sew in place.