This week I made a net, using the knot making skills I had learnt in the last couple of weeks. I decided to turn the net into a small hammock for a bed for a rag doll for baby Carrie.
First, I tied a piece of string between two chairs, then using the Prusik knot I attached 10 pieces of string to the horizontal string knotted to the chair:
Each vertical string was a double string. In order to make the net I took one string form the first row and one from the second and using the overhand knot I joined them together. I continued in this way until I had used up all the vertical strings. Each knot had two strings coming out from it. Then I began another row using one string from one knot and another from the knot next door. I did this for approximately 10 rows:
After the net was as big as I needed it, I took it down from the chairs and fastened the ends using an extra length of string:
Here is a photo showing my knots close up:
It has been good to learn these skills