Pink Roses From The Wedding Collection; Made From Turk’s Heads Of Paracord


Three pink roses made of Turk's Head knots tied in paracord.

Three pink roses made of Turk's Head knots tied in paracord.

 

Detail of two pink roses made of paracord Turk's Heads.

Detail of two pink roses made of paracord Turk's Heads.

 

This is the last of the planned detail shots for “The Wedding Roses”. The red roses look the best in person, but the pink ones give them a run for their money in photographs.

At this point in my knot tying and/or life, I am inextricably linked to these rose knots. I will be making them from now on, if the response so far is to become the rule.

One thing I noticed you can’t see in the pictures is that on some of the calyx or the outside knot of petals is actually a Pineapple interweave. I did this so that they would have more body and hold their shape better than a loosely worked Turk’s Head would. It works very well, and adds to the looks.

Given that I will be making more of these, I should formalize the process. The next thing to try will be using interweaves in the body of the blossom. This would allow me to make them looser, while at the same time maintaining structural strength. The only gimmick would be to use the “Lone Star knot” structure so the petals would still be individual curves. A true Pineapple knot interweave carried to the edge that shows would be too straight of an edge.

I would like your thoughts on these knots. Do you think they are good enough — that I should leave well enough alone? Can you think of an improvement; if so what is it? Should I make them in poke-a-dots of purple and orange?

Thank you for coming by my site. I hope you enjoyed your visit. Come back again; the parade is probably going back to some bottles again. If you see me, wave:
William

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