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Angel Wings

 
Angel Wings
 
 

Description: Creating Angel Wings just got easier. These unique wings are a series of bights woven through the center of one another. They are easy to make and can be attached to Macrame Angels and Bird designs.

By adding more weaving (prior to step 5), these wings can be made wider, which will change the shape. Make sure you cut the cord longer if you change the size.

Paracord was used in the instructions shown.  Please read Cord Preparation to find out how to prepare it properly, if you plan to use the material.

 


 

I found this design on the Fusion Knots website.

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Head to the video gallery to see the tutorials for many unique decorative knots.

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Preparation: Cut one cord at least 65 inches long to make the Angel Wings approximately 1-inch wide x 2-inches long. 

Cut the cord longer if you wish to increase the size of the wings. 

Prepare the material to prevent unraveling.


 
Wide Loop
  Step 1: Secure the center of the cord to your board.  Use the right half of the cord to make a 2-inch wide counter-clockwise loop. 

Increase the width of this loop if you've decided to make the wings larger.  It should be double the width you are aiming for.
 

 
Bight 1
 

Form the first bight by folding the working end.

Push it through the loop, passing under - over the two segments.

 


Wide

Move both sides of bight 1 outward to make it wider, so there is plenty of room for the remaining weaving.


 
Bight 2
 

Step 2: Fold the working end to make bight 2.

Weave it over - under - over the three horizontal segments, as you bring it through the center of the design.

 


Wide

Move both sides of bight 2 outward, so there is room for the next one to pass through it.


 
Bight 3
 

Step 3: Fold the working end to make bight 3, and weave it through under - over - under - over.

Move both sides of this bight outward to make room for the next one.

 

 
Bight 4
  Fold the working end to make bight 4, then weave it through over - under - over - under - over.

Make it as wide as possible, since you have one more row of weaving.
 

 
Designer's Tip: This is where you can change the size of the wings if you have the room (and enough material). Just weave more bights through in the same manner.

Make sure the over - under sequence changes each time. 

Keep in mind you need at least 6 inches of material for the final step below.
 

 
Working End
 

Weave the working end straight through the center (no bight).

Weave under - over - under - over - under - over the six segments.

 

 
Tighten
  Step 4:  Remove the slack starting from the center and working all the way through the wing. 

The wing should be approximately 1-inch wide and 2-inches long when you are finished.
 

 
Designer's Tip:  Make sure the edges of the Angel Wings are well tightened, and are symmetrical.   There should be no gaps on the inside surfaces.

They can be any shape, but most people prefer pointed wings.
 

 
Loop
 

Step 5: Now it's time to make the second wing.

Make a clockwise loop with the left half of the cord.

The crossing point should be very close to the center, and the loop should be the same size as the one for the other wing (step 1).

 


Bight 1

Fold the working end to make bight 1, then pass it through the loop under - over.

Make the bight wider before moving on.


Bight 2

Step 6: Fold the working end to make bight 2.

Weave it through the center over - under - over.

Make the bight wider before the next step.



Bight 3

Fold the working end to make bight 3.

Weave it through under - over - under - over.



Bight 4

Create bight 4, then weave it through the other segments over - under - over - under - over.

Add more bights if you did so in the other wing.



Working End

Step 7:  Weave the working end through the center.

Pass under - over - under - over - under - over the six segments.

Tighten this wing so it's the same size as the other.  Make adjustments to both wings as needed.

 
 
Secure
  Step 8: To finish the Angel Wings, bend the working ends to the BACK of the wings, and secure them with glue. 

Cut off the excess material when it's dry. When using Paracord, melt the tip with a flame.
 

 
Angel Wings
  Fold the Angel Wings so they face opposite directions.

The segment between the two wings can be used to attach them to your Angel or Bird design.
 



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