Having some free time on my hands and a steel fid I made from
a converted centre punch, I decided to cover the handle in cord.
Thanks to the tutorial on http://www.frayedknotarts.com for the
basic method, I was able to do this quite quickly.
Heres my step by step guide to doing it based on that tutorial,
with a few quirks and cheats because it is a short length
What is grafting?
"This is a very pretty finish for just about any cylindrical object: Looms on oars, certain splices in line, around a mast, on a pipe-stem in sailtwine,on a needlecase, or a bellrope, the uses are endless. It is intended to provide a protective cover for something that would ordinarily become chafed with usage or to fatten up a detail like the grip on a ditty-bag lanyard."
source: Frayed Knot Arts Grafting Tutorial
The WARP is the long line which will circle the work
The WEFTS are the Short lines
Step 1: Whats Needed For this Project
3 mm cord (similar to paracord)
1.5 mm cord (similar to the one that is used for blinds)
Knife (once again, the sheeps foot Opinel, but any sharp knife will do)
Clear rubber cement (not essential, but useful)
Electrical tape (also not essential, but useful)
Small pair of pliers
Something to cover (pen, piece of bamboo etc or in my case, a steel fid)