Description: The Bugle Braid
is a historical knot often used to make straps
for musical instruments.
It's also been used in the military, so it's
sometimes called the Military Bugle
Cord or Bugler's Strap.
I've seen this design in a vintage Macrame book
written in the late 1800s, so it's been around
for a long time.
Like the Chain
Sennit, you use one end to form
bights that slide into one another. But in this
decorative knot, you pass through two
loops instead of one. This makes the
sennit stronger and more closely woven than the
regular Chain Sennit.
I recommend you practice this technique with
Paracord or Satin first, since they are both
somewhat slippery, making the process easier.
This technique was found on the Fusion
Knots website. Designs
by JD Lenzen.
Click on the link or image to visit the
site. Be sure to see the video
gallery, where you will find
tutorials for this and other interesting
knotting techniques and designs.
You need one cord, at least 45 inches long, to
practice the Bugle Braid.
When using it in a Macrame project, you need 10 x
the finished length you plan to make for
just the braiding. Add extra material if you
need to tie the ends together to form a closure,
such as in a belt design.