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Heart Bracelet

Make a heart friendship bracelet!

Materials 2 colors of embroidery floss, 10-12 feet of each color Clipboard, tape, or safety pin to attach your work
Directions Cut four approx. 24 to 36 inch strands each of your two colors (24 inches will make a small bracelet)  Tie a knot in your work about 3 inches from the top. This is where you will begin.  Lay your strands out with the colors in this order:  Lay out your colors c1, c2, c1, c2, c2, c1, c2, c1

The heart bracelet is made of two different rows each repeated two times which we will call the Chevron row and the Reverse Row.  In each row you tie a set of knots with the left 4 strands, and then repeat those knots in reverse using the right 4 strands. Pretend there is a mirror between strands 4 and 5.  Only two different knots are used: the forward knot and the backwards knot. The strands form the shape of a "4" in the forward knot, and the shape of a backwards "4" in the backwards knot.
Forward Knot: with tension on the…

Diva Challenge 224: Tipple

I love Tipple, but I've always considered it more of a filler than a tangle in its own right, so I was intrigued by this challenge to use it as a monotangle. Obviously it needed a very interesting string it give it some form. Here's what I came up, using a spiral idea from Shelly Beauch

And then I decided to try a little color. Frankly. could have been better, but I didn't have much time to spend this morning. It's... interesting! :)