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Leather Knots

How to do the adjustable leather knots

There is a video first then some pictures after

 

This is never easy the first time, so if you need to do it, practice for a while on some scrap leather or string first.

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First thing, overlap the ends of the leather

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Working on one knot at a time, make a u-turn with the top piece of leather and pinch it.

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With the end of the leather pull it towards you and wrap it around behind the other leather

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wrap it around twice towards you.

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tuck the end of the leather through both of the loops and pull it through. Try to leave as little tail hanging out the end so you don't have to cut it all off.

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Turn it all around so you can repeat the process with the other end.

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Make a u-turn with the top piece of leather and pinch it. Pull it towards you.

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Wrap it around behind both leather pieces twice.

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Pull it through the 2 loops you have just created.

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with a bit of practice you should have something that looks like this

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Cut the end tails short. Don't despair if you don't get it the first time, practice makes perfect!