Sunday, August 12, 2007

Supple Herringbone Rope

I tried something new - I have a list of various projects I would like to attempt, this weekend was dedicated to herringbone. Herringbone rope to be exact. I found this project in the June 2006 issue of Bead & Button. It took me several attempts (and maybe a couple of not so nice words mumbled under my breath, okay - maybe screamed out loud) before I 'got' it. It worked up quick once I understood what I was doing. I think I'd like to have one in black as well.

I tried to use fireline (6 lb. test) as recommended in the project instructions, but couldn't thread my needle with it no matter what I tried. I ended up using silver gray Sono thread - I love working with that stuff when I need a really long thread, the tangles come out easily and it never ever shreds. I only wish it came in as many colors as Silamide or C-lon.

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Leaves of Grass

This is what you shall do: Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body - Walt Whitman