Re: [KnotTyers] Frame Lessons
- Loving the description Jerry! Looking forward to the photographs...
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--- On Sun, 2/27/11, Rev <revjerry@...> wrote:
From: Rev <revjerry@...>
Subject: [KnotTyers] Frame Lessons
Date: Sunday, February 27, 2011, 8:43 AM
Just posted a picture of how I make a "Flower" for my frames. It's in the "Frame Lessons" photo album.
Ashley seemed to be unhappy with describing "Rose Knots" saying that there were so many contenders for the title that none seemed to be the original. He says that a "Rose" is a doubled knot with a single crown around it. Sounds pretty boring to me, so I've gone a different direction.
My "flowers" consist of a round knot in the center. And here you have a lot of choices. A Tack knot makes a good small center, as does a Manrope knot. A lot of Turks Heads can be pulled down round especially if you include a core. Don makes that point in his "Globe Knot Cookbook" so it's a good knot to consider.
The problem isn't in finding something, but finding the RIGHT something. We will always have the dilemma of core size and line size to solve to get the right size round knot. Having said that, I decided to use one of the Globe Knots.
I've found one that works well with the size line I'm using in other places on the frame, and found a core that gives the size finished product I want.
Then it's a 3x5 Turks Head around the lower part of the Globe and brought in pretty tight. I follow that with another 3x5 tied looser to look like opening petals and go to a 3x8 tied with a slight "cup" shape to, again, look like petals.
In the pictures I haven't trimmed the ends yet, but that's next. Then they get sewn or glued together and sewn onto the frame.
And that's what the afternoon holds so I'd best get at it.
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- Thanks, Lindsey. Good to know someone is watching.
Just put two more photos of how I'm covering the corners and one "Center" decoration. Coming along now but this is the part I like the least; SEWING! No right answer for what kind of thread to use or what kind of stitch works best. But figuring all that out is supposed to be part of the drill.
The REAL problem is that green material. It's got a core that thinks it's wire! And trying to pass a needle through it is a real challenge. Getting there. And what else have I got to do on these long winter nights? Can't believe I just said that.