Remember this photo from the December 2017 edition of THE BLAST?

Those are weaver’s cords that reader Wendy MacNeil made for Deb, and Deb attached them to the scissors in her study to keep them from disappearing. (They’ve worked a treat.)

Readers wrote in, asking how to make their own. We had absolutely no idea, but fortunately, Wendy responded to our request for a DIY Weaver’s Cord recipe, and here it is!  If you make your own cords (and we hope you will),  please share photos on social media so we can enjoy your creations.

Wendy MacNeil’s version of Diana’s Weaver’s Cords

What you need (left to right in the pic above the ruler):
Ribbon Closures
Plastic string
Lobster clasps with ring
Arrow Charm
Tree of life charms
Embroidery Floss in 9 colours (silver, gold, brown, black, green, blue, red, yellow, white)
Needle nose pliers

What to do:

  1. Cut 11-12 inches of each colour of the embroidery floss and tie them in one big knot at the 9 inch mark around the loop in the lobster clasp (leaving both ends hanging)
  2. Cut 2 lengths of the plastic string about 4 inches each
  3. Tie one end of one of the lengths of plastic to the arrow at about the 1 inch mark and trim the extra and do the same with the tree of life charms
  4. Tie the other end of each of theplastic lengths to either side of theknot of embroidery floss on the loop of the lobster clasp.  The charms should be 1-2 inches below the knot
  5. Twist the two ends of theembroidery knot and the two lengths of plastic tightly together and use the ribbon closure to and pliers to clamp everything together
  6. Clip of the short ends of the floss and plastic that hang below the closure