How To Tie
A Hangmans Knot
A hangmans knot? Am I crazy?? How on earth is that useful in crafting? No, I'm not going suicidal - far from it - it's actually a wonderful knot for making tassels.
It's really cool for wrapping together ends of yarn when you're making tassels for hats or other clothing, or for neatly storing climbing ropes. Well - that's how I learned it, but that's another story...
So - have I peaked your interest? Want to find out how to tie the hangmans' knot? Well, step right on in and check out my tutorial. Check out the pictures below the instructions to help you out.
By the way...
NEVER WRAP A NOOSE AROUND THE NECK – THESE INSTRUCTIONS ARE SUPPLIED ONLY FOR CRAFTING USE.
- Cut extra length of yarn approx. 1 - 1.5 yds depending how long you want the knot.
- Holding the folded tassel length yarn in left hand and extra length in right, lay end of 1 yd length alongside tassel end (with a little extending over the end). Lay this as if you were adding another yarn to tassel.
- Then holding all yarns together tightly and starting from about 2 inches from fold, wrap yarn tightly around all lengths of yarn. Wrap tightly laying each wrap of yarn carefully next to one another until you either run out of yarn or reach the loose ‘loop’ end of the 1 yd length.
- Thread the ‘wrapping’ end through the loop and carefully pull the ‘starting’ end until the loop disappears under the wrapping. Trim end to match tassel length.
You can make it as long or as short as you like - the knot that is - just by altering the number of wraps.
Wasn't that hangmans' knot easy? Well...what are you waiting for?
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