The Windsor knot will no longer be a problem.
As it requires some (nylon) thread and a needle, will it be entitled to enter the Summer Sewing Contest?
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Step 1: Needed Stuff
- Moderate woodworking skills
- A piece of soft wood (e.g. pine) of size suiting your design (see next step) plus much margin. Choose a wood grain that you like.
- Nylon string, "quite robust" (0.5 mm)
- Some pieces of flat scrap plastic (e.g. the cap of a PVC box) that is easy to cut and drill
- Elastic string
- Saw and miter box; a jigsaw is also helpful
- Wood files
- Sand paper (coarse to fine) and sand block
- 1.5 mm drill bit; drill (at best, a drill press)
- A sewing needle
- Linseed oil
- Wood stain
Step 2: Make Your Design
Use it to make a sketch. Divide into 4 to 5 cm long pieces.
Wear the sketch to check the length.
Step 3: Cut the Wood
Shape it for round side edges, using files and sand paper.
Depending on your liking and woodcarving skills, you can make a more or less realistic knot.
Keep an extra piece for drilling training and stain trials.