Saturday, October 22, 2011
Pischke Pocket Finish/Finish!
Directions for twisted cording: measure the dimensions of the canvas (in this case 10x10x10x10). Multiply by 2.5 (or 3 if you're the nervous type). That's how long to measure the first strand. In my case that was 40x2.5= 100". I had enough yarn in the skein to do 3 strands which when twisted into cording becomes 6 strands. You tie the 3 strands together, tape one end to a surface and start twisting. Some people insert a pencil in the end you are twisting. Twist and twist and twist, even after you think you have done enough. At this point it helps to have someone help you. They stand in the middle of your strand and hold it while you double back to the beginning. If it twists on itself, you are done. If it doesn't, untangle it and twist some more. When you have twisted enough, straighten the twist so it looks pretty. Here's mine: