Dan OCanna (ocanna@ALPHA.CAER.UKY.EDU)
Fri, 1 Dec 1995 11:30:58 EST
Kyle Sanders asked about making wrist bands.
I've had good success with boys making friendship bracelets out of embroidery
floss. The floss can be bought at craft or fabric stores and runs between
20 and 50 cents per hank, and comes in just about every color of the rainbow.
Take two lengths of the floss about 4' long. Lay them parallel and fold
them in half. Hold the 4 cut ends in one hand and hang a wire tent stake
(the type used on backpacker's tents) in the fold. Twirl this affair till
the 4 strands of floss are tighly twisted. Catch the peg with your free
hand (quickly) and stretch the now twisted floss. Have a helper remove the
peg and hang it in the center of the twisted floss. Bring your two hands
together. The weight of the peg will pull the center down and the twists
you put in by twirling will cause the whole affair to form a short piece of
rope. Knot the end with the loose fibers and push it throug the loop in the
Please somebody try these instructions using either embroidery floss or yarn
and let me know of they are clear.
Dan O'Canna [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City