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 Noise Bridge Bar

Noise Bridge Bar

Description:   The Noise Bridge Bar is a unique decorative knot design similar to the Switchback Path Bar.  The light color is used to make the folded and crossed elements, and the dark color is used to make loops that hold it all together.  They make two paths down the entire length.

This design can be used to make belts, purse straps, chokers, bracelets, and more.

The loop at the top is optional, but is the best way to connect the two cords.  You can use it as part of a clasp if you need one.

This decorative knot is found in Fusion Knots.

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Fusion Knots

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

In the example shown, cord A is brown and cord B is gold.

When using this technique in a project, cut the cords at least 8 times the finished length of the item you wish to make.  

Cut cord B longer if you plan to make a button knot for a clasp.

Cord A

Step 1:  Fold cord A at the center and make a loop crossing right over left.

Cord B

Fold cord B at the center and slide it through the loop from below, which is under the crossing point and over the crook.

The center should be close to you, with the rest of the cord heading backward.

Larks Head
Fold both halves of cord B forward, and pass them under the fold (Larks Head Knot).

Tighten the knot firmly, and adjust the size of the loop so it's suitable for your project.

Here's a reminder of some terms used in this pattern:

  • Forward - Towards the front of your board
  • Backward - Towards the back of your board
  • Vertical - Arranged forward and backward
  • Horizontal - Arranged side to side


Step 2:  Mentally label both halves of each cord where they rest now.

Fold the right half of cord B to form a bight.

Stand it upright, and place it on cord A horizontally.
(More information below)

Designer's Tip:  When you fold cord B, the portion after the fold should be in contact with the board.

The portion before the fold should be above it, which means it will NOT be in contact with the board.


Move the right half of cord A vertically, passing over the bight (cord B). 

Pass it under the segment of cord A to complete the loop.

Through Bight

Tighten the loop made with cord A. 

Then pass cord A through the bight heading toward you (forward).


Pull cord B to tighten the bight, making sure it remains horizontal.

Arrange the loop made with cord A so it's vertical.


Step 3:  Now it's time to make the next knot, this time on the left side of the Noise Bridge Bar.

Start by folding the left half of cord B to form a bight.

Place it on top of cord A horizontally, making sure it's upright.


Move the left half of cord A vertically, passing over the bight (cord B). 

Pass it under the segment of cord A to complete the loop.

Thru Bight

Tighten the loop (cord A).  It should be the same size as the one on the right.

Pass cord A through the bight, then tighten the bight by pulling cord B horizontally to the right.

Make sure the loop is still vertical (cord A).


Step 4: Cross the two halves of cord B.

Designer's Tip:  You can either cross the cords the same each time you get to this step, or alternate the direction.

Repeat 2

Step 5:  Mentally re-label the two halves of cord B where they rest now, since you crossed them.

Repeat step 2.

Repeat 3

Step 6:  Repeat step 3.

Repeat 4

Step 7:  Repeat step 4.

Repeat 2 - 4

Step 8:  Repeat steps 2 - 4 at least one more time if you are practicing. 

When making a project with the Noise Bridge Bar, you would continue until it's the finished size you plan to make.

Square Knot

Step 9:  Tie a Square knot with cord A around cord B (fillers).  This is optional if you prefer a different way to secure the cords.

Finish off the ends of both cords in the manner most appropriate for your project.  Cord B can be used to make a button knot if you need a clasp.

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