I thought since I'm going to be out of town, and I would likely not be sharing on my blog again until Thursday, that it would be nice for me to sneak in a post and a card at this bright and early hour. Well, bright and early for me.
Here's one I found in my gallery of cards. It was originally submitted for a PC nautical call.
Why yes, that blue stuff behind the fishy IS blue hair gel. And, see that net, yeah, I slaved over that and knotted it all by myself. I was pretty darn proud of it. I did snap a picture of my little "loom" I made to create it. Here, take a look:
Here's my steps:
- I marked out a grid on a piece of cardboard I cut from the lid of a box. I believe it was every 1/4"
- I pushed pins all the way through the cardboard at every intersection (not too far through though or you'll poke yourself with the ends while you're working.
- Then, I cut many small strips of twine. Starting on the left side (because I'm a lefty and I start everything with my left), I took one piece and began knotting it around the pins all in one row, working my way across until I reached the far right side. I did all of the rows this way.
- Here's the tricky part, I then threaded the twine through a needle and weaved it through my knots that I already tied, going the other direction. Once I finished weaving the column, I removed all of the pins in that column and pulled the knots tight.
- Repeat that step until you've worked your way across. I know it sounds confusing. It was a little bit, and it did take some patience. But, I really liked my little handwoven fishing net.
I believe it's actually time for me to get ready now. I successfully killed my non-sleeping time. Thanks for sharing it with me. Cheers to (hopefully) sunny days and warm weather! If you'd like to keep up with my fun and frivolities, you can always follow me on Twitter at @designsbyjax.
Have a great weekend!