Attaching the Warp Cords

I. Make .1 tight SLK (Slip Knot) approx. 3" from one end of the Color II cord and pin through the knot onto your board at a comfortable level for knotting. Tape the short loose tail to the left side with masking tape to keep it out of the way lor now. Bring the longer tail to the right horizontally. Some people find it helpful to make another SLK 3 or 4" from the first one and pin it to the board, creating a loose horizontal "bar,"to which you will attach the warp (vertical) cords (see Figure 1). This cord will serve as the Runner for the first 2 rows and you will be attaching all of the warp cords onto it.

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Row 1

Cavandoli Knotting Tutorial

Knots

Running Cord

2. Fake the first of the 9 warp cords (Color A cords), fold ¡1 in half and attach it to the Runner with a MTK (Mounting Knot). Tighten and slide it c ose up against the first SLK. Take the second warp cord and add an 11° seed bead to it and slide the seed bead to the middle of the cord. Fold the cord in half and attach it to the Runner with a MTK making sure that the bead is positioned in the top/center of the knot. Add the other cords in the same way, alternating a plain cord and a beaded cord. When finished, the row will have 5 plain cords and 4- beaded cordy {fee Figure 2).

Running Cord

Row 1

Knots

3. Make sure all the knots are as tight and neat as possible. Push all of the knots to the left, snug against the first SLK. Pin this first row of knots horizontally to the board with sewing pins, angling the pins slightly upward so they won't interfere with your knotting of the next row. Pin through the "loop" on the top/back of each MTK on only the plain (unbeaded) cords. Don't worry about pinning the beaded cords (see Figure 2). To position the knots properly for pinning, use the tip of your finger or fingernail and push the cord in toward the board, just under the row of MTKs. This will cause the knots to rotate so that the loop is more accessible for pinning.

4. Row 2 - Untie the second SLK if you have made one. Bring the Runner back to the left, and working from right to left, make a horizontal row of DHHs (Double Half Hitches) directly beneath the first row of MTKs (see Figure 2).

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