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 Noise Bridge Bar


Noisebridge Bar

 
Description:   The Noise Bridge Bar is a unique decorative knot with a tying technique that features horizontal, vertical and crossed elements.

It can be used in Macrame Projects to make belts, purse straps, chokers, bracelets, and more.

The key to making the band neat is to work with the flat or round profile of the cord you are using, so the loops lie flat when tightened.  

You may find this knotted band easier to make by holding it in your hand.

The loop at the top is optional.  To make a clasp, create the loop as shown below and tie a button knot at the opposite end.
 


This decorative knot is found in Fusion Knots.

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Be sure to view the video gallery and get more information about these types of decorative knots.

Fusion Knots




Cut two cords (one of each color) at least 60 inches long to practice the Noise Bridge Bar.  

In the example, color A is pink, and color B is purple.

To make something with this technique, cut the cords at least 7 times the finished length of the item you wish to make.  

Color A should be at least 12 inches longer if you plan to add a button knot for a clasp.


Color A

Step 1:  Fold the color A cord in half.

Move the center forward, resting on top of the ends.



Add Color B

Add the color B cord by passing it through the loops, over the areas on the outside and under at the center.

Adjust the placement of the cord so the centers line up.

Move color B down as low as possible.
 
 

Loop

This is how to form a loop, if you need one:

Rotate the right end of color B counter-clockwise, and pass it through color A from left to right.

The loop should rest above the portion from the previous step, and go through over - under - over.



Tighten

Tighten both cords by pulling on the ends.  Hold the loop made in the previous step while you tighten, and adjust it to the size you need.

Secure the loop to your board if you plan to use one to make the Noise Bridge Bar. 



You must know the difference between a bight and a loop, or the instructions won't make sense.
  • Bight:  Narrow, formed by folding
  • Loop:  Circular, with a crossing point




Bight

Step 2:  Form a bight with the right end of color A.  Stand it upright, and place it on color B. 

The part leading to the end will rest flat on the board. 

The portion coming from the knot should be directly over it, NOT touching color B.



Loop

Step 3:  Move the right end of color B to the front of the bight. 

Bring it through the space above the bight, front to back, passing under to form the crossing point.

Work with the shape of the cord so that this loop is as flat and neat as possible.



Right End

Step 4:  Tighten the loop by pulling the end of color B firmly.  The segment in front should be as vertical as possible.

Pass the end through the bight from back to front (towards you).



Tighten

Tighten the bight by pulling the end of color A.

It should remain horizontal.

Make sure the loop is still vertical (color B).  


 


Repeat

Step 5:  Repeat steps 2 and 3, using the other two ends (left):

Form a bight with color A, which should be upright

Color B
is moved in front of the bight and then through the space above it, forming a loop.



End


Step 6:  Pass the left end of the color B cord through the bight from back to front.

This is the same as step 4.





Tighten

Step 7:  Tighten both cords firmly, making sure the loop made with color B is vertical.

The bight (color A) should be horizontal.


Cross the ends of color A right over left.



Repeat steps 1 - 7

Step 8:  Repeat steps 1 - 7 several times, until the Noise Bridge Bar is the size you want. 

Make sure you leave enough material to make a button knot if you plan to use one as part of a clasp.



First Half
Finish by tying a Square knot with the ends of color B.

 The ends of color A are the fillers.
Second Half



Finish Ends

Step 9: Secure the ends of color B with glue onto the back of the Noise Bridge Bar. 

For Paracord, you have the option of cutting the ends close to the Square Knot and melting the tips.

You can use color A to make a button knot (or to add a bead or button), if you need a clasp.

 



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