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TECHNIQUE: KNOTTING

Wooden bead decoration strung on elastic

The following is a simple tutorial on how to make a decoration with Czech wooden beads which even children can follow!

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Procedure

Step 1

Thread approximately 15 cm of tailor's thread onto the tailor's needle. Tie off the ends of the thread. The result is a needle with a large loop.

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Step 2

Find out whether you want to string onto single or double elastic - it depends on the diameter of the elastic. Thread a piece of elastic into the thread loop. String one bead onto the elastic. Tie a knot on the elastic and test that it holds the bead in place. If it does, you can string on single elastic. Otherwise, use double elastic.

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Step 3

Single elastic
 

Cut off about 70 cm of elastic. Thread the beginning through the thread loop. String 1x wooden bead. Place it about 8 - 10 cm from the end. Tie a knot immediately after it. Create a loop in the elastic and thread the end of the elastic with the needle through it. Tighten it. Thread the elastic back through the strung bead. String another 7x wooden beads and secure them with knots in the same way.

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Step 4

String the ninth bead onto the elastic. Tie a knot after it. Do not thread the elastic back through it. Measure off 7 – 12 cm of elastic. It depends on the circumference of the wrist. Tie another knot. String the tenth and last bead.

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Step 5

Tie off the ends of the elastic with two knots. Cut them off about 0.5 cm from the knot.

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Step 6

Double elastic
 

Cut off about 120 cm of elastic. Thread it through the thread loop. Fold the elastic in half. Then continue in the same way as with the single elastic.

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