Friend gave us cuttings from old halyards recently. Planning to make mats with them all ^_^...!

Here's today's mat.

Follow

Last night's blue mat, 3-passes :). That halyard cutting was very short but in great condition.

@rek This looks great! How's the braiding pattern (is that the correct word?) made?

I love that you can't see the beginning or the end of it :3

@raelzero If you flip it you can see where it starts/ends ;).
It's actually rly easy once you have your starting pattern made, like when you're sure all lines overlap or go under each other in the right way. I wrote a little tutorial about it:
kokorobot.ca/site/rug.html
But in an image, this is the starting pattern, then the idea is you continue to feed both sides of the lines through the entire thing.

@rek Yeah, I was sure the "trick" was in the back haha

It's really cool, though!

One of my friends' dad has a boat — I'll ask him not to toss away halyards and sheets, and I might use those to make shower rugs or door mats for when I get a home again :D

Thanks for the cool idea!

@raelzero Amazing ^_^!!! Those are precious material! Would love to see what you make.

If you can salvage small diameter ropes you can make little coaster-type mats too~ which are rly nice. Same pattern-ish, but fewer bights.

@rek

Those look great, too! Could be used as placemats, or for glasses/mugs!

I have a few meters of 3mm rope, but it's still quite good, and I use those as utility ropes for when we go camping.

Guess I know what to do once they become too old :P

@rek @raelzero Yeah I see how it's hard now I've solved the first one in the thread but I've lost it
Sign in to participate in the conversation
Merveilles

Revel in the marvels of the universe. We are a collective of forward-thinking individuals who strive to better ourselves and our surroundings through constant creation. We express ourselves through music, art, games, and writing. We also put great value in play. A warm welcome to any like-minded people who feel these ideals resonate with them.