I think these would be fun to create with a scouting troop!
First, cut your 15 yard Mini Bundle into 10 strands (1 1/2 yards each).
Then, knot as follows:
Photos 1 & 2: Tie all 10 strands of twine in a knot, keeping the knot at the center. (You will have 10 strands approximately 2 1/4' long on each side of the knot - a total of 20 strands that you will use to create your net.)
Photos 3 & 4: Take two strands (starting with one from each side of the large knot) and tie them into a knot approximately 3/4" away from the large knot.
Photo 1: Continue working around, knotting two strands together until all 20 strands have been paired up and knotted approximately 3/4" away from the large knot. This will form the 1st row.
Photos 2, 3, & 4: To create the 2nd row, take two strands (one strand from a formerly created knot, and the second strand from the formerly created knot next to it) and tie them into a knot. (Again, keep them spaced approximately 3/4" away from the previous knot.) Continue working around, knotting the 2nd row until all 20 strands have been paired up and knotted.
Photo 1: Lay the base of your twine net on the bottom of a mason jar (or other drinking glass), keeping the large knot at the center. From here, the glass will keep your net's form and make it easier to work with.
Photos 2 & 3: Create more rows by taking two strands (one strand from a formerly created knot, and the second strand from the formerly created knot next to it) and tie them into a knot. (Again, keep them spaced approximately 3/4" away from the previous knot.) Continue working around, knotting each row until all 20 strands have been paired up and knotted. I created 6 total rows in this way.
Photo 4: To start forming the handle, split the net in half, gathering half of the strands on one side and half on the other. (There will be 10 strands on each side.) Knot these as you did to create the previous rows of the net, starting at the outermost strands (which will separate one set of knots from the other). This will create a total of 10 knots on the 7th row. For the 8th row, gather 5 strands (both strands coming from 2 of the knots on the 7th row, and one strand from another knot on the 7th row) and tie them together in a knot approximately 3/4" away from the previous row. Do this with all the strands, which will create a total of 4 knots on the 8th row. Then, gather all 10 strands on each side and knot together, for a total of 2 knots on the 9th row. Bring both sets of 10 strands up and knot together to create the top of the handle.
Wow...that was harder to explain than I thought!
It really is a simple process once you get started and hopefully the pictures and description together will help it to be clear.
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You can also find a tree branch (or some other convenient place) to hang your drink...
The finished product (without the jar) can easily fit into a pocket or purse - so bring one along with you to your next picnic or outdoor party.
I am thinking it might be fun to create some outdoor candle jar holders like this, too!
Or maybe even a reusable fruit/veggie grocery bag?
What else can you see being created with this net technique?
Thanks for stopping by today!Supplies:
Twine: The Twinery (Firecracker);
Tools: Fiskars (Scissors);