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General => Fancy and Decorative Knotwork => Fancy Knotwork Tutorials => Topic started by: JD~TIAT on August 25, 2010, 05:01:47 AM

Title: Tying It All Together Triple Feature #4 (Three New Instructional Knot Videos!)
Post by: JD~TIAT on August 25, 2010, 05:01:47 AM
The Trilobite Bar is a great way to make a band for a watch,
a bracelet, or a thick strap for a gun or bag.

(http://images.tribe.net/tribe/upload/photo/caa/6e5/caa6e59d-ecad-4534-b29e-ff56682b07c3)

Although the bar can just as easily be tied with one color (as
shown in my Trilobite Knot video), I show how to tie a two
color version of the tie here.

Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2oFylRwC60 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2oFylRwC60)

The web shows a variety of ways to make a four strand
round braid. In short, I found all of them utterly confusing.

(http://images.tribe.net/tribe/upload/photo/4d0/e22/4d0e22b9-e9c3-4016-87f3-7dfa474e6c89)

So I studied the tie and came up with the following. Sigh of
relief...this method is a whole lot easier!

Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtWWA6MQXGE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtWWA6MQXGE)

The Snakeskin Bar is a fusion modification of the Snake
Weave.

(http://images.tribe.net/tribe/upload/photo/08b/f1a/08bf1ae0-1cbd-4408-9d7d-dbd35d5fc249)

In short, tucking the working ends back through the middle
of the weave (in a special way) creates an expandable and
retractable bar.

Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEk_W31RV90 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEk_W31RV90)

Hope you enjoy,

JD ~ TIAT
Title: Re: Tying It All Together Triple Feature #4 (Three New Instructional Knot Videos!)
Post by: Rrok007 on August 25, 2010, 03:49:55 PM
Really like the Snakeskin bar, done right, I think it could make an interesting belt or sash.