During a vacation with lots of rainy days, when I was making friendship bracelets with my two daughters, I thought by myself that it would be nice if I could make some patterns myself.
I learned the technique years before from a book that was given to me by a friend. With the patterns of that book we could make several bracelets and it was fun to play with all kinds of color-combinations, but the need of having more patterns started to grow.
I started thinking that it shouldn’t be that hard to figure out a method myself.
I searched on the internet then (we’re speaking 2008 here) for design techniques, but I ended up with nothing. I started thinking that it shouldn’t be that hard to figure out a method myself. When you have 2 threads of 2 different colors, that you can tie around each other in 4 different ways, I figured that it had to be quite simple to draw. One thread goes in from the left, the other from the right, and the threads come out on the left or right side.
Guess what, it was that simple when I started to draw at the kitchentable with my set of gel-pens and some graph paper. And I got enthusiastic. What a possibilities opened up! So, you will not only find information here about how to make the knots, but also how to design bracelets yourself, and what you can do more with it.