Learn rope knotting techniques to make your own bold statement necklace.
Colourful and fun, this easy-to-follow creative course by Sian McLachlan of Shoorah Shoorah guides you through the steps to make your own two-tone rope necklace.
Through clear instructions and detailed videos, you'll learn how to make a rope necklace using traditional knotting techniques. By the end of the course, you'll be able to:
- Knot together various thicknesses of rope
- Make a Chinese snake knot and a wrapping knot
- Professionally finish your rope necklace
- Gain the confidence to create more knotting projects
Sian says: It's brilliant to create something for yourself and when someone asks "where's that from?" you can say, "I made it!"
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- Meet the instructor: Meet Sian McLachlan of Shoorah Shoorah (1:00)
- What you'll learn
- What you'll need (0:53)
- Measure and begin knotting (3:24)
- Knot and loop (1:38)
- Loop and tighten (1:47)
- Tighten and adjust (2:42)
- Complete all seventeen knots (12:18)
- Finishing the knots (0:54)
- Shape and tape (3:09)
- Joining the ends together (0:18)
- Option 1: Superglue (1:15)
- Option 2: Sewing (3:06)
- The wrapping knot (4:32)
- Your finished knotted rope necklace
What do I need for this course?
What you'll need:
- 10 mm wide rope (pre-cut, and with 1 cm electric tape around the ends of the rope to prevent fraying)
- 6 mm wide rope in a contrasting colour (pre-cut, and with 1 cm electric tape around the ends of the rope to prevent fraying)
- 4 mm wide cord (pre-cut, and with 1 cm electric tape on one end of the rope to prevent fraying)
- electric tape
- tape measure
- sharp scissors
- either needle and thread OR strong super glue
Is this course suitable for beginners?
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Sian McLachlan is a jewellery designer and founder of Shoorah Shoorah who creates bright and bold designs from rope and cord. Inspired by the techniques from chandlery and macrame, she uses functional knots in bold colours and repetitive forms to create pieces that raise a smile and make a statement. Her designs illustrate how careful crafting can turn simple materials into something tactile and beautiful.