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Method for making ornamental blind cords and cushion edges

How to make ornamental curtain edging

Novel Blindcords

The little sketches illustrate a method which may be new to some of making ornamental cords lor blinds, the edges of cushions, or other such purposes. Superior string, coloured is preferable, should be taken and twisted very tight, both ends being held. No buckling should appear, but the twisting must be carried to the point when the buckling starts. The two ends, still firmly gripped, must be brought together and held, and then every other part suddenly released. The result is that each half of the string quickly twists round the other, giving an appearance of plaiting. The double end is knotted and bound up, and the cord is ready for use. Double length must, of course, be allowed for in buying the string.

Instructions to make twisted chord

  1. Find some superior thick string in a suitable color
  2. Cut to at least double the length required
  3. Hold both ends [B] and twist tight till just before buckling starts
  4. Holding both ends, fold the string [A] until the ends meet [B]
  5. Keep holding the ends [B] and quickly let go the rest of the length
  6. The string will twist upon itself
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