Chinese Knotting

Chinese knots are, in some ways, similar to Celtic knots. Each knot represents a particular traditional Chinese form, and in many cases are representative of Buddhist precepts like the continuation of life. Chinese knotted jewelry usually incorporates a main jade or stone centerpiece and jade, stone, coins or glass beads. The cord from the knots usually is extended upward to make a lanyard for a necklace, but with some bracelet styles the knot or knots are extended around the wrist with a macramé style knot. Chinese knotting was nearly lost as an art form. In recent years, several books teaching knotting techniques have been released. The cord used in making the knots is readily available at craft or fabric stores. Josephine Knot (Chinese Double Coin Knot)

Topic by meixibe 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Surfer Bracelet Knot ?

Hello everyone, I am trying to find out how to tie the surfer braclet knot ? Many thanks in advance..

Question by jewelery77 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

How do you make a spring spear trap.?

Question by kylergi 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

What are some hemp knots and frienship braclet knots?

Please tell me of any fun knots! ive been very interested in making hemp so please tell me of any knots you know! thanks:D

Question by Jundo 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

anyone know where to buy thick cotton cord? Answered

Im not really looking for extremely thick (preferrably unwaxed) cotton cord, just something that's about 4-5 mm in diameter. I'm not even sure that what I'm talking about is called cotton cord, but its kinda like paracord with no inner strands and a braided cotton sheath.

Question by halimaw96 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

What do I do with the left over yarn part that I have start with? Answered

I have taught myself last Monday night how to knit. So I caught on quick by Tuesday night and decided to start a scarf with two colors going back and forth, like stripes and 20 lines of each color. So I finish my first 20 lines with one color and notice that I have like a tail thingy hanging off at where I started the whole thing. So what do I do with it so it wont unravel?

Question by Wolfernite 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

what is 3 ways to tie your shoes?

I know 2 ways but wondering if there wuz 3. :D goto my site and sign up too! ( ) thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Question by pwnpk23 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

How do I tie "deck shoes" to turn them into slip ons with the laces as tassles?

Back in the "olden days" ('80's) we wore preppy deck shoes we called Top Siders ( I think this was a LL Bean brand name). We would lace the shoes,then instead of tying a bow...we would leave each end hanging out of the last eye and make a noose like tassel.This would be made with the laces tight and the shoe would be converted into a slip on shoe. I remember how they looked,but I can't remember how to make the neat tassel like noose/knot on each end of the shoe string (strings were leather). Thanks! RaZoR

Question by prazor 8 years ago

Does anybody know how to make various Chinese knots?

I'm particularly interested in the PanChang (?) knot; the square looking one. (

Question by mooshisho 10 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

What is the best knot to connect two ropes together at the ends?

What is the best knot to connect two separate ropes together at their ends?

Question by action_owl 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Just followed instructions for knife lanyard knot. How can it be doubled?

Question by Ashbkkn 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Whipping style knotting - boars tusk necklace - help please

Hi, I'm trying to create a type of whipping/knot to attach two boar's tusks together like the one in the attached picture and am looking for a photo tutorial on how to do so (I found how to knot the necklace part) I'd really appreciate any pointers, websites, books you could recommend. I've looked in quite a few knot books, and the closest I've seen is the "moku whipping" but there was no photo tutorial. Not even a written one (though I'm miserable at following written directions anyway). Any help would be appreciated! TIA!

Question by magpieshoard 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Good way to make a large... ish paracord netbag/backpack?

Normally I just go for the trial and error way of learning, it has worked before and often led me to new and/or different ways of doing stuff. In this case however I thought I would go about it in a completely new way: asking for help. (especially since paracord is hard to come by in Sweden and is very expensive when you finally decide to buy online) What I am looking for is instructions on what you might call a wide basket weave or net weave that would allow me to make a paracord net bag (kind of like the one Chewbacca carries C3P0 around in when he got dismantled) without having to cut the cord more than absolutely necessary. I have already figured out a simple way of making shoulderstraps for it but it's the creation of the bag itself that escapes me. Logically one could probably use the same basic knots as when you make a rope hammock... the only problem is that i don't know how to do that either. If anyone could help me with this I would be very grateful and I believe that there are others out there who would like such an instructable as well. 

Question by Alt-Horizon 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Tying 2 color cobra knots for paracord bracelets?

I have reviewed the pages on how to tie one color paracord bracelets using the cobra knot but cannot find how to make them using two colors. I am brand new at making these and have yet to complete a bracelet with two colors.

Question by 04fatboy 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

how might one make a simple leather bracelet with adjustable sliding knots ?

Why should i write in here if details are optional?

Question by okerley 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

whip string, please?

You know, the thing on the end... whith knots in it. I need to know hoe to make one for my whip, please.

Question by army dude 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

i need help making a military aguilette. so its full of knots and i know knothing bout knots. :) Answered

I make costumes and i want to make the costume of The Duke of Wellington. I have the cloth and the pattern. but he has a complicated gold lanyard/ rope thing on his shoulder and chest. i can get the braid rope.  but id love to know how to tie his knotwork. called an aguilette. any ideas?  

Question by maninamousesuit 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Cvv providing to paypay account safe?

When creating PayPal account,we need to provide all information about credit card. Example Card and cvv number. In this regard I want to know how safe it is to give all this information. Thank u

Question by SangpoSangpo 3 months ago  |  last reply 3 months ago

How to make a celtic heart knot out of wire for someone that hasn't worked with wire before? Answered

I have never done any wire crafting but i want to make my friend a gift of maybe a Celtic heart knot made of wire. I figure wire would be the easiest to work with. if anyone has any ideas of where i should start....?

Question by timenight113 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

hemp belt, is it possible to make one using the square knot method? Answered

As the title states, is it possible to make an extremely long hemp bracelet/necklace into a hemp belt? As in, my belt just snapped on me, and I have no money to buy a new one. So would it work by making one?

Question by foxy1paco 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

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Topic by fungus amungus 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

A weird question about man anatomy ... (don't open if you don't like man anatomy !)

I was just wondering how it comes that our testicles don't make knots into our scrotum ... Because, technically, if I put two balls attached to two strings in a same pocket, I should end up with knots ???Any clue ?=o]

Topic by chooseausername 11 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

I just bought a no-knit loom

The 1st row was put on the No-Knit Loom (TM) by the sales lady. I thought I would remember her instructions until I got home from vacation. The instruction sheet she gave me is just a little confusing as to what to do after first row is on. There are knots in the yarn but no instructions about knots. I am really confused. Has anyone ever tried and mastered this type of loom?

Question by quincee 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

How to make a beaded necklace like this

Hi all, Another beaded necklace topic (sorry!) but I was wondering what tools/equipment/technique/materials I would use to make this sort of thing. I notice some are knotted, but generally I'd like to know how to make more complex patterns either knotted or unknotted. Any simple patterns/books, I'd love to take a look. Cheers!

Topic by jarris 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Logo Contest

Hi! I know I haven't been very active, but I want to hold a little contest. ATTENTION: Logo makers needed. Prize: 1 YEAR PRO MEMBERSHIP I need a new logo. Mine is getting old and boring. I would like a knot theme, or anything with rope. Heck! I'll openly take anything related to the outdoors. So! Get your creative juices flowing, and make me a logo!! Post it in the comments!

Topic by ThatKnottyguy 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

How to Make Lanyards yourself?

Creative types may be curious to learn how to make rubber bracelets. If you are able to follow simple directions you will be able to produce your very own ones for personal use or to give as a gift. Whether for yourself or a as a gift, it will be a great way to secure your keys, cell phone, badge, or whistle.In learning how to make lanyards it is important to choose the right material. A popular making material is a thin, elastic, and flexible plastic lace. It is readily available at most craft stores and referred to as craft lace, , gimp, or boondoggle.There are many different stitches that can be used to make or braid . Many braiding techniques are complex and time consuming. One of the simpler braids is referred to as a crown (or round) knot. One must utilize patience and follow directions carefully in learning how to make rubber wristbands. The basic crown knot is as follows:1. Take two strands of craft lace, fold them in half together (length will depend on the type of lanyard) and tie a knot toward the top to hold them securely together.You now have four strands secured at the top. 2. Spread the four strings apart, separately, pointing in each cardinal direction of a compass. Hold the left string with one finger (close to the knot). At the same time, pull the left string over the top string. 3. Cross the top string over the right string. At this point the top string is covering both the left string and the right string. Now cross the right string over the bottom string. Finally, cross the bottom string over the left string and tuck it under the looped top string. Pull each end of the four strings extremely tight to make the first knot. Continue crossing the strings in the same manner until the desired length is reached. The knots will produce a rounded href="" target="_blank">silicone bracelets4. Do you think it a good way to make a gift to convey your sincere feelings?So, let’s do it now!

Topic by honlin 9 years ago

How do I weave or make a cast net traditionally by hand using a shuttle and sheet bend knots?

What I would like to know is how to make a cast net traditionally using a shuttle and sheet bend knots, the problem is that I dont know how many initial loops to put on the metal ring in clove hitches, and where to put the spacers, any ideas?

Question by bongo matt 10 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago



Question by benariesa 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

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Topic by fungus amungus 10 years ago

How effiecient is a jonsboat type boat compared to a kayak. both the same size at 2 knots or so. Please give examples.? Answered

Just wondering if a flat bottomed boat is better or not.

Question by ANDY! 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Tying your shoes.

I wanna know how to tie you shoes cool.I've seen people with theirs with like only the little ends sticking knots. how do i do this? i wanna do this to my nss shoes.

Topic by JesusFreak 12 years ago  |  last reply 12 years ago

dose any one know what to do to fix my ipod 3g it dose knot turn on plez help???

It just wont turn on and its warenty is out iv tried every thing ??

Question by kaitlyn. 9 years ago

I can not publish my profile photo.

I cannot publis my profile photo. I think it 's a bug,because I firts published my instructable and later my profile photo... help?

Question by cingel-knots 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

How many different alternatives are there to an old or big, saggy t-shirt?

Things like turning the t-shirt into a fitted, button-down, or halter etc. I would like to see your suggestions!

Question by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

where can i get paracord?plzplzplzpzlzplz tell me Answered

Im looking for a lot of black paracord for a bullwhip but i have no idea where to get it and i dont feel like surfin the web...

Question by greymatter21 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

does anyone know how to make a mock cobra weave?

Hello i've been wanting to make a paracord belt i use paracord often and i am good at knots but i just cant seem to wrap my head around it since its suppose to unravel easily i've been searching online but i have not found anything useful any help is very much appreciated. im not looking for a regular cobra weave but the mock cobra looks like this

Question by aritoner 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

How to make 550 paracord bead for pacing counter?

I'd like to know how to make a knot, that works as bead, which then can be put on a piece of paracord and works as pacing bead. Saw this great idea on eBay 

Question by Teknix 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

how to make paracord bracelet with guitar pick closure?

I want to finish the bracelet off with a pick instead of a buckle or a knot...a young guy made some on an instructable for something else but never said how to make the guitar pick one???

Question by rockerchik050 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Looking for a way to join 3 strands of cord Any suggestions?

I'm looking for a way to join 3 strands of cord. It doesn't have to be simple (I'm good with knots.) I just need a way to join 3 strands of cord. Any suggestions?

Topic by BLUEBLOBS2 6 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

my grandaughter has a potholder weaving kit w/ no instructions.

We know how to weave the potholder on the frame using the stretchy round pieces. we do not know how to finish our project. how do we knot the edges, get it off the frame?

Question by 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Lump on back of head?

I busted the back of my head open an a coffee table an it has left a knot. Im afraid of what it is. I shouldve went to get stitches but didnt. I wonder if it just growed back wrong or its something serios. Help? What should I do?

Question by littlebritches16 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Need some help making a home-made bow? (Aspen?)

Hey, I'm new here, and not quite sure if I'm posting in the correct spot.. I've been wanting (and trying) to make a bow for the past few days, without much success.. I live in Montana, and these are the trees I don't have too many trees near me, but I have Aspen, some sort of Willow (though I tried with a thick branch, and it snapped pretty easy), and Evergreen. Which would be the best to use? Would it be better to make it freshly cut, or semi-dead (or just left out for a few days to dry)? I've watched many bow-making tutorials, I got a few things from them, but they weren't using any tree that I can use. Approximately how long should the branch be? And how thick? The Aspens around me have a lot of knots (is that how you spell it, meaning a tree knot, not a string knot?), should I cut them off? or will it weaken the bow? What type of string should I use (preferably not too expensive)? I tried a string similar to kite string, only it was thicker and stronger, but it stretched too much. And finally (I think), should I peel the bark off, or leave it on? Thanks for any help! Any help/tips that I didn't ask for would be great. p.s. I'm 14.

Topic by mojobo1 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Skills every instructabler should know

These are the skills I think every instructabler should know. Proper English grammar and spelling Survival skills Using common tools (drill, dermal, soldering,etc.) Basic rope and knot skills Being resourceful Programing in a programing language Basic Camera skills Have a social life

Topic by starwing123 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Double row macrame bracelet

Does anyone know how to make the double row macrame bracelet.  The bracelet looks like it is two rows of strung beads wrapped together and then finished off with a slide knot clasps.  I know how to make the basic shamballa bracelet and would love to make this one as well. Thanks,

Question by mysonmark 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

where the wild things are tshirt? no sew ideas?

I have this great olive green where the wild things are shirt that i wanted to get fitted.. in an easy no sew way that i can do myself. i thought there was a way to make the knots on the back look like a skeleton, but maybe i'm wrong. any suggestions or ideas?

Question by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Prawn or Shrimp made from string

Very recentley i saw a prawn or shrimp made from knotted rope in three colours with a keychain attached, been having a look round the net and cant find anything similar...does anyone here have a pattern or idea where i can get the instructions for it? i keep getting recipes!

Topic by tartanthing 9 years ago

I use moleskines but the elastic always expands. Is there any way to tighten the elastic without ruining the cover..

 I use the moleskines to keep notes and my books last for years and years.  I find the elastic which keeps the book closed stretches over time and use.  I tie a knot in the elastic, but this is ungainly.  Is their any way to tighten or replace the elastic without destroying the cover and look of the notebook? 

Question by Niushka 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Boat Chandlery Question...

I've had a senior moment. You know those widgets that they use on boats to fasten ropes?  What are they called? Two ridged, rotating sections, lay the rope between them, and tension makes them turn in and lock the rope in place, pull the other way and they open to release it. What are they called? I thought they were "cleats", but that turns out to be the roughly T-shaped fittings that you knot rope around.

Topic by Kiteman 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago