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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 any Macrame Angels you plan to make.

This weaving technique can be used to make similar shapes, such as hearts and leaves.

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

In the example, I use golden Parachute cord. But this design looks great in white and with other types of materials.

Important: When using Paracord, heat and melt the ends before you get started, so the inner core cannot slip out. Do this during the finishing steps as well.

 

 

I found this design on the Fusion Knots website.

Click on the link or image to visit the video gallery, to view  tutorials for other interesting knots.

Designs by JD Lenzen

  Fusion Knots
 
 

 
Step 1: Find the center of a 2-yard cord. Make a loop just to the right of the center, crossing the left end over the right.
 
First Loop  

Turn the loop sideways, so it's arranged like a "P". Make sure the right portion of the cord is horizontal, heading left.  It will be used to make the left wing. 

The left portion is the working end for the right wing, which you will make first. 

 

 
First Bight  

Form a bight by folding the working end, and push it through the loop under - over (from below).

Push the right and left sides of the bight apart, so there is space through the middle of it.

 
 
Second Bight  

Step 2: Make another bight with the working end. Weave it over - under - over the three segments, as you bring it through the center of the first bight.

Push the right and left sides of the bight apart, so there is enough space for the next bight.

 

 
Third Bight  

Step 3: Make a third bight, and weave it through under - over - under - over.

Push the woven areas apart as much as you can, since you have one more bight to weave.

 

 
Fourth Bight   Step 4: Make the fourth bight, and weave it through over - under - over - under - over.
 

 
Design Tip: This is where you can change the size of the wings if you wish. Just weave more bights through in the same manner. Make sure the over - under sequence changes each time.

Keep in mind you need to have enough material left for the final step below.
 

 
Weave End Through Center  

Step 5: This time, weave the end through the center.

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

 

 
Tighten the Wing   Step 6: These Angel wings look better if they are tightened completely.

Remove the slack one segment at a time, in the order you created the bights.  The final step is to pull on the working end.  
 

 
Step 7: The second half of these Angel Wings is a mirror image of the steps you just completed.

The weaving is the same, but the design will look different than the images above.  Make sure the first wing is on the right, positioned as shown below.
 

 
Start Left Wing  

Make a clockwise loop.  Form the first bight, and pass it through under - over (from below).

 

 
  • Bight 2: Weave over - under - over
  • Bight 3: Weave under - over - under - over
  • Bight 4: Weave over - under - over - under - over
  • Last Step: Weave the end under - over - under - over - under - over


 
 
Secure End to Back of Wing  

To finish off the end of the cord, move it to the back of the wing. Pass the end under one segment, and apply glue to hold it in place. Cut off the excess.

Repeat this process with the second wing.

 

 
Fold the Wings   Fold the Angel wings so they face opposite directions. The segment between the two wings is used to attach them to your angel.
 



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