I thought it was only appropriate today, being on the topic of Sailors, to try another sailors weave bracelet.
This time around, I used a cotton rope, the same kind that you find in the DIY section of Home Depot, made of cotton, used for blinds or Roman Shades. I also wanted to incorporate a bit of tie-dye nylon I found at Benjamin Franklin Craft Store.
Here is what I used:
My wrist is a little on the big side I think, about 6 1/2" around and this Dasani bottle worked perfectly for my size wrist. I have also used a baby food jar to make these bracelets.
I follow the directions in my book, but for a good online tutorial on how to make a sailors bracelet, check out More Design Please's Blog.
Here is my bracelet:
I really wanted to make it a little bit funky, in retrospect I probably should have just let it be natural, but I took that red bottle of spray dye and started spraying away at this piece. In turn, it is sort of funky but a little too splotchy for my liking.
With the dye set, I set in to make this piece yet more funky with the dyed nylon pieces. I weaved the nylon throughout the sailors bracelet and Ta-DA! Here is what I got:
Not too shabby. Next time, I wont use the dye but I might use a piece of raggedy scrap fabric. I adore this one that I've seen on Pinterest, which also belongs to Under the Sycamore's Blog.