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How to tie a knot in rexlace? #978376
07/20/10 11:54 PM
07/20/10 11:54 PM

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Hey guys,
I was wondering how you tie a knot in the end of rexlace after putting the beads and such on it. Is their a certain way to get a strong knot? Thanks!

Re: How to tie a knot in rexlace? [Re: ] #978401
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If the craft lace is from a spool, I snug it down fairly tight, tie, holding the ends taut until it stretches a bit, then tying and pulling again until it stretches a bit, then tying a third time.

If it's NOT on a spool, it doesn't have as much give and stretches (and breaks) easier, so you have to pull a bit more gentle, before tying. I tie three times with it as well.


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Re: How to tie a knot in rexlace? [Re: suggiemom1980] #978477
07/21/10 02:50 AM
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Ok, thanks. I wasn't sure if there was a special way to tie a knot in it.

Re: How to tie a knot in rexlace? [Re: ] #978504
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If there's a better way, I'd love to know about it. I don't have any who will untie the knots, but I've sold a couple of Tic-Tac-GO's to slaves who reported their gliders untied all three of my knots!


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Re: How to tie a knot in rexlace? [Re: suggiemom1980] #978529
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Little Man decided to work over one of the knots on his Tic-Tac-Go and managed to untie it. LOL Smart one he is. I was able to put everything back in order and he hasn't done it again. Guess he just wanted to see if he could. LOL

Re: How to tie a knot in rexlace? [Re: hpyhwn2003] #978537
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I use two square knots to tie off rex-lace: left over right, right over left, tighten ... then repeat. This seems to be more secure, and I have only had one knot come untied that I can remember. thumb


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Re: How to tie a knot in rexlace? [Re: nancy1202] #978586
07/21/10 11:14 AM
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You can also put the rexlace under some hot water for a moment and it will tighten the knot slightly.

Re: How to tie a knot in rexlace? [Re: ] #979039
07/21/10 11:47 PM
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I agree, I do the "square knot" and it is much better than a regular knot. Also, if it's thick rexlace, I'll put a lighter to it, and just let it "start" to melt, and it melds together. This is tricky, and you could have to start over tounge

Also, I have another trick, depending on your design. I'll take a final pony bead, put both strings through it, then put the left one 'around the bead' and back through it, and do the same with the right one (so now you have a visible rexlace string on each side of the pony bead) then pull them through together, and do the square knot. If that doesn't make sense, I bet I can get a picture to explain it. smile


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Re: How to tie a knot in rexlace? [Re: SariYappa] #979045
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Sari,
Totally made sense. I tried to do this with one of my toys, but I only put it through on one side and was all wonky. Thanks! I will try the square knot!

Re: How to tie a knot in rexlace? [Re: ] #979047
07/22/10 12:00 AM
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Jamie, you said "wonky" I love that word! jump LOL


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Re: How to tie a knot in rexlace? [Re: tjlong] #979069
07/22/10 12:25 AM
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roflmao

Wonky, wonky, wonky!

There ya go, that should hold ya a week. wink

Re: How to tie a knot in rexlace? [Re: ] #979075
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Re: How to tie a knot in rexlace? [Re: tjlong] #979587
07/22/10 07:14 PM
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I've been making a couple toys with Rexlace...what I've been doing at the ends is called a "quilter's knot". It's like a regular knot, but you run the loop through a second time, then pull hard til the Rexlace starts to stretch.

Now mind you, it hasn't been "glider tested" for sturdiness yet...but the toys that I'm making, I'm also hiding the knots in my project. (for instance, I have a fish that has pony beads coming up it: I made a hole in the top of the fish, did my quilter's knot & buried the whole knot inside the fish's body. The hole is small, the knots are HUGE, and I've tugged pretty hard at it...nothing is giving way.)


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Re: How to tie a knot in rexlace? [Re: minkasmom] #979593
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For my squishy fishies or squeezable stuff like that, I fold the lace in half, drop a bead to the center, tie it off and stuff it in the fishy. The rest of the lace is hanging out, so in turn, your rex lace will be double, under the beads (if that makes any sense LOL). I leave enough at the top to loop back down the beads, so if the knot happens to slip, there's some left so the toy doesn't burst to pieces.


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