G’day ladies. Mid February and all…is the Sun shining at yours? It’s spring here darling. Cool nights, cozy twilights, warm days, blooming flowers, glasses of rum interspersed with Gin and lemonade, great gigs, wine on the slopes, getting happy, warm showers, fan and blankets. Totally phenom.
Grabbed your first cuppa yet? Good. ‘Coz I have some Nautical home accents here with me for that perfect beach style decorating. Finally back with some crafts now that I gave a rest to the freelance works for a while! Yes, money feels good, but having some free time to do something you really love doing or best, to do nothing is very, very important. And halloa! See what came out of nothingness! A coir monkey fist knot that’s perfect for your beach-cottage / coastal style decor.
Ideally made with cords and raffia, I wanted to try it with coir- a kind of rope made from dried coconut and one that’s very popular in India. They generally come in twisted pattern so overall gives anything made out of them a very coastal effect. But mind you, wear gloves while working with them ‘coz newly bought ones are real tough!
So, how to make a monkey Fist Knot?
All you’ll need is a cords or a rope and you’ll wrap it around your fingers in 3 different direction, looping 4 times in each looping pattern. Haha, sounds absolutely unachievable right? On the contrary, it’s quite easy. I could have done a video but I want to show you the video from which I learnt.
I’ll be back with another knot very, very appropriate for valentines Day or otherwise: The Celtic Heart knot. Maybe this time I’ll try and do a vlog as well! What say?
Have a great week ahead and keep it crafty.