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Maedate Knot

 Maedate Knot


Description: This Maedate Knot represents the insignia or crest on a Samurai kabuto (helmet). Round forms like this knot represent the sun or moon.

This decorative knot is very unique and makes an interesting decoration for Macrame projects.

Try using it as it was intended; to adorn the front of a hat design.  You could also use it as part of a Micro-Macrame necklace.

In the example shown, I used Paracord (nylon).  When using this material be sure to melt the ends to prevent unraveling.


After searching a long time, I finally found this in Decorative Fusion Knots written by J. D. Lenzen.

Be sure to visit his website, by clicking on the link or image. The video gallery contains tutorials for a variety of very unique designs.

  Fusion Knots

First Loop   Step 1: Start by making a loop in the center of a 36-inch cord.

Cross the ends right over left.

Second Loop  

Step 2: Make a counter-clockwise loop with the end now on the right.

Arrange it so it's resting on top of the first loop, slightly to the right. There should be three obvious spaces.

Mentally label the four segments A - D, as shown.


Segment B  

Step 3: Make a bight with segment B, and pass it under segment C, heading right.

Bring it over segment D, and secure it on the right.


Segment C   Step 3: Make a bight with segment C, and move it left, passing under segment A.

Maedate Knot   Step 5: Tighten the knot by pulling on the bights first.

Once the center is the size you want, pull on each end to reduce the size of the bights.

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