I ran across something on the net about homemade Christmas Ornaments. It reminded me of this test piece I made to see if an open weave Turk’s Head would make a good base for ornaments / gifts. My thought was to use the open end of the knot to frame a decoration. The knot itself could act as a hanger. The open weave in a fancy cord, and over a contrasting fancy base color would provide the basic structure. After I had made this piece, it occurred to me that the base could be decorated to fit almost any occasion: Halloween, a birthday balloon, or whatever you need that month. This knot was made over a tennis ball — it’s fuzzy, and holds the cord well. The fact that it can flex allows you to work the knot more easily than on a wooden ball. To top all this off tennis balls are inexpensive — or free if you know a player. The better they play, the more often they retire balls. The Turk’s Head I used was an 11 Lead X 10 Bight knot; it worked well. The test seems to have proven the idea. Now if only I could think of a gift occasion that would be appropriate for giving a tennis ball in bondage — I already have one all tricked out.
Thank you for coming by my site. I will get back to more serious knotted things now, I promise. See you at the next parade day: