Step 2: Preparing your weave
For my nifty wooden leatherman i will need a length of woven material 12 inches long to fold around it the long way round and still leave some left over for a flap. By laying some strands side by side i also worked out it needed to be about 8 lengths of cord wide.
Using the scrap piece of wood draw 2 lines 12 inches apart. This is your length marker,
Cut a piece of cord 10 feet in length and pin it to the wood at one line, then down to the other line and back again until you have used all the cord.
Throughout the instructable these will be referred to as your horizontal strands.
You should have a total of 10 x 12 inch horizontal strands pinned at each end.
When you pin the cord in place ensure there is no slack but do not pull the cord too tight as it will make it difficult to weave.
You will not be using the outermost strand on either side so you can unpin the ends and leave them loose leaving you with 8 strands.