This is the relatively quick and dirty way of having a knot can be slid along two pieces of cord or leather. We are using a 4 bight Turks Head Knot (THK). I use about a foot or 12 inches of leather for each knot. We use a THK as it maintains shape without the […]
Note: Creation up to this point is documented here The left side of each photo is the 31st whip documented previously in the link above. In this stage you are seeing the 7 strands in a series of half hitches. The peach leather piece is the tail. I am using a bit more leather at […]
After a few variations of practice I’m doing my first snake whip of the year. I haven’t on the whip naming / counting policy really. Previously, I had around 14 practice pieces & 30 whips with very poor paper documentation made worse by moving my shop twice. This is really the first of this style […]
Final version before stopping.
Amulet stem or bottom to hold the triangle off the collarbone with 6 strands. Explained in more detail here. Further progression of the stem with 12 parts. Explained in greater detail here. Plans for the top half of the amulet. Prototypes of the top half of the amulet. These need the stems pictured above worked […]
This one is 6 strands folded in half. My lengths are not very long on it, but it’s 12 strands off the the triangle loop. Phase 1 On this you can see my preferred method of organizing the strands into 4 clusters to start it off. There are 3 strands per cluster in this one. […]
My favorite start for 4 cords folded in half … or 8 strands/parts to start for strength and neatness is treating the 8 strands as 4 pairs of strands. If you count on the left you can see 4 strands trailing off loosely, they are not part of the “pass”. A pass being when […]