make a lanyard at one time or another?
certainly did (or tried) repeatedly to make the perfect lanyard. Even bought
a whistle. And, maybe it's a little like riding a bike -- after all these
years, I recently bought some of the tape (apparently the official name
is "gimp"...) and gave it a try. You can see the difference between the
"colors together" and "colors opposite" starting arrangements in the box
and barrel stitches and round braid examples in the picture.
square or "box" stitch was the first one we learned and taught, and it
was really simple. I learned the "barrel" stitch only this year, from the
descriptions you see below. The small round braid was easy.
I never really learned how to end the thing! Some people returned
to the square or barrel braid around the round braid, and made an adjustable
lanyard that way (or, a noose!). I once saw at Cliffside a wonderful all-white
lanyard, with the small round braid expertly and neatly spliced into the
other end of the small braid at the top of the square section, but I never
could do that. Of course, I never could splice rope, either...
thanks to craftycollege.com
and othersI found most of the instructions needed, and collected them below.
Someday I will try again for the perfect lanyard.
Click below for the instructions!