A couple weeks ago I was bitten by the friendship bracelet bug (maybe it’s because it is summer time, and I remember making friendship bracelets at summer camp) – anyway, I was knotting away on a chevron bracelet when my husband came by and said “ooh, friendship bracelets – I used to be pretty good at making those” and I said “oh yeah? well why don’t you make me one?” and he said “mmm…I think I’m kinda past friendship bracelets” and I said “ok, how about a MARRIAGE bracelet lol” and he said “yeah maybe”
well, 3 hours later, he comes back with my bookbinder’s awl and he’s added a GORGEOUS turk’s head knot around it – 4 strand braid, and it appears to have no beginning or end. What a cool surprise!
you can turn the awl around and never find the beginning or end of the knot…
Oh that is so gorgeous and he is totally right! so much better than a bracelet!
I know, I’ll probably have this longer than a friendship bracelet too 🙂
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What a sweetheart he is!!!
I remember my dad teaching me how to do a Turk’s head knot for a bracelet. We used thick twine and made it look like a braid (but only three). I still remember how! Now I’ve got to find some twine… ; )
Thanks Lotus, yes those sailor bracelets were super popular when I was in high school – you’d take a shower with one on and it would shrink!
oh yeah… i was there when this happened!
[…] It took me about two hours, and I learned a new knot that I am calling the “pretzel knot” – using waxed cotton thread I worked off of two tutorials – unfortunately I wasn’t able to find any Â photo tutorials, so I worked off of an eHow tutorialÂ and this tutorial that has a picture of the lark’s head knot and pretzel knot up close. I made up my own ending, tying all the cords into a four strand braidÂ (so cool!) and then lashing down the ends with some extra cord. The cord was waxed cotton cord that I stole from my husband, who also enjoys doing crazy knot work. […]
Just love that knot your hubbie made on your awl, so sweet of him.
Thanks, yes he is a nice guy! We were high school sweethearts too 🙂
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