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Beginner’s guide to netmaking, Part 3

In Part 2 of this series you learned how to put a starter row of loops onto a metal ring. Now we are going to put our first row of 'proper' loops or 'meshes' onto that first row. To begin, turn your work so that the twine that leads from the netting needle to the… Continue reading Beginner’s guide to netmaking, Part 3

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Beginner’s guide to netmaking, Part 2

Welcome back, novice netmakers. It's time to get loopy 🙂 Long story short: there's more than one way to start making a net, but one method is to put some loops onto a metal ring. (You can use a straight bar, but for these tutorials, I shall be using a metal ring. Mine was a… Continue reading Beginner’s guide to netmaking, Part 2

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Beginner’s guide to netmaking, Part 1

Why would you want to make a net anyway? Well, there are loads of reasons. You might want to tie down a load on the back of a small trailer. You could make a net grocery bag. You could rig up a sling for all those pesky teddy bears and other soft toys so that… Continue reading Beginner’s guide to netmaking, Part 1

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Welcome to the world of net noir

My efforts in netmaking have been fraught with difficulties recently. Loose knots, slipping threads, and snagged loops mostly. So frustrating that I might have felt like tearing my hair out, but for the fact that, even at times like this, net making can be so absorbing (some might call it addictive) that I'd probably only… Continue reading Welcome to the world of net noir

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Skelly hammock

In recent weeks I've enjoyed learning a little about how to make nets. However, I'm at a loss as to what to do with them sometimes. After all, there are only so many net shopping bags you can use at any one time, and because of our non-aquatic lifestyle here at landlocked Waffle Towers we… Continue reading Skelly hammock

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A bag hath appeared!

Well, I finally did it. Today I finished making my first net bag. I chose the basic design, whereby you thread some cordage through most of the side meshes and tie off to gather up the sides. Then you have to do more or less the same to the meshes on the short ends in… Continue reading A bag hath appeared!