How to Weave Rope Seats

How to Weave Rope Seats


Alright so today on Repairs101 I�ve got
a really cool one for you. I�m going to show you how to replace a missing seat or
chair back by weaving rope, string, yarn, twine, whatever into this really cool checkerboard
pattern. Alright? Stick around, you�re going to want to learn this one.
So as I progressed into this project I remembered all the details I�d forgotten like leave
enough slack in the Warp because otherwise it gets so tight that you won�t be able
to finish it and you�ll have to pull it all apart.
You�re going to need a couple of different sized shuttles to wind your cord onto and
I made these out of eighth inch plywood. So just load up your shuttles by winding it around.
OK so the Warp is the underlying structure of the weave. Start by securing the cord with
a Clove Hitch. If you don�t know how to tie one check out my video �Ten Plus Knots
You Want To Know�. OK so this is very important � at the beginning
and end of every five turns I wrap a crossbar to make a spacer row in the Warp.
OK so I learned this skill probably twenty five years ago when I was an outpatient in
the Workers� Compensation Hospital�s vocational rehabilitation program. So I made this one
back then and gave it to my parents as a Christmas gift because, back then, um I was pretty much
penniless and to tell you the truth as soon as the Workers� Compensation Hospital was
through with me I was homeless too. Although, OK not exactly homeless, I had this garage
that I rented and in spite of the fact that I was living there and I was months behind
in my rent and it was not zoned for residential use – the gentleman who owned the place, Don,
he um, he was kind enough not to throw me out. OK so the point of my story is: I come
back to my garage after working all day and I kick back on my work bench. So I�m laying
there on my back with a bag of day �old donuts that I bought for two dollars and I
fell asleep eating them with the light on. And so a couple of hours later I wake up and
I open my eyes and perched here on my chest, right about here, is a big fat hairy rat about
six or eight inches long and he�s eating my donuts!
Use your separator sticks to hold the Warp apart in groups and pass the shuttle in between
them. And, yeah, you have to weave both sides for this to hold securely. OK so it�s just
a matter of passing the shuttle around through five times, wrapping the sixth as a spacer
and then continuing weaving five rows at a time opposite to the next five rows and separated
by a wrap around the crossbar. Now as the space gets tighter you�ll be
glad you heard what I said about making sure you weave the Warp loosely. Switch to your
smaller shuttles and smaller spacer sticks. For your last group of five you�ll probably
only have room for a crochet hook. Then just take a few minutes to space all the cord out evenly.
And maybe you want to give it a haircut if you bought the cheapest kind of twine available,
like I did. Alright and there you have it: it�s a skill
that�s being lost to mechanization around the world.
Alright so thanks for watching and don�t forget to subscribe and if you enjoyed today�s
video please share it with your friends. And I was real grateful that he trusted me
that way and of course I paid him up in full before I did move on and I thank him for trusting
me to do that.

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