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General => Fancy and Decorative Knotwork => Fancy Knotwork Tutorials => Topic started by: JD~TIAT on April 14, 2011, 02:08:28 PM

Title: How to Make the Sea Turtle Knot by TIAT
Post by: JD~TIAT on April 14, 2011, 02:08:28 PM
The Sea Turtle Knot is the combination of a Slip Knot,
a modified Double Coin Knot and a strategic series of
tucked bights (creating the turtle's limbs).

(http://images.tribe.net/tribe/upload/photo/dab/5b6/dab5b646-2af2-430b-bd71-2188e27870fa)

The finished tie can be completed up as a necklace or a
stand-alone piece, the choice is yours.  :)

Video Instructions:  http://youtu.be/fZNlbUPB3cI (http://youtu.be/fZNlbUPB3cI)

Best to you all,

JD ~ TIAT
Title: Re: How to Make the Sea Turtle Knot by TIAT
Post by: Takler on April 15, 2011, 10:33:58 PM
Fascinating!

Thanks

Marcin
Title: Re: How to Make the Sea Turtle Knot by TIAT
Post by: Essexman on April 24, 2011, 10:22:45 PM
Thanks for putting this up JD. Ever since I saw this on your website I've wondered how it was made. I'll let you know how I get on making one.
Title: Re: How to Make the Sea Turtle Knot by TIAT
Post by: Essexman on April 25, 2011, 05:31:13 PM
Cheers JD !

(http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t212/essexman/Paracord%20stuff/DSCF3365.jpg)

My first attempt, not as neat as yours, and I made a few mistakes on the way.

The smile on my four year olds face made it worth the effort, now I need to make another for my 8 year old!

BTW at the start you say 12 foot of cord, I only used about 6 to 7 foot of cord?
Title: Re: How to Make the Sea Turtle Knot by TIAT
Post by: JD~TIAT on April 27, 2011, 06:04:43 AM
~ 12 foot of cord is what I used to make the necklace version of the knot (then cut it to fit).

JD ~ Well done!
Title: Re: How to Make the Sea Turtle Knot by TIAT
Post by: Essexman on April 27, 2011, 07:53:23 AM
~ 12 foot of cord is what I used to make the necklace version of the knot (then cut it to fit).

JD ~ Well done!

Ah that makes sense now!  I had so much left over I thought I'd done something wrong. I've got some more green cord on order ready for the next turtle.