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Celtic heart knot from lobster rope

Creating a Celtic heart knot from lobster rope is a beautiful way to incorporate Celtic symbolism into your craft. Here’s a step-by-step guide to make a Celtic heart knot using lobster rope:

Materials you’ll need:

  • Lobster rope (preferably a thicker variety)
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Here’s the process:

  1. Prepare the lobster rope: Start by cutting a length of lobster rope. The length will depend on the size of the heart knot you want to create. A 2-3 feet (60-90 cm) length should work well.
  2. Create the first loop: Fold the rope in half, bringing the two ends together. This will create a loop at the folded end. Hold the folded end of the rope securely.
  3. Form the second loop: Take the loose ends of the rope and form another loop, crossing one end over the other. Leave a small loop at the top and bring the ends down to create the shape of the heart.
  4. Weave the ends: Take the left loose end and pass it under the folded part of the rope. Then, bring it up through the top of the heart-shaped loop. Repeat this step with the right loose end, passing it under the folded part and bringing it up through the top.
  5. Tighten the knot: Gently pull the loose ends of the rope to tighten the knot. Be careful not to pull too tightly, as lobster rope can be stiff and challenging to work with.
  6. Adjust and shape the knot: Once the knot is tightened, adjust and shape the loops to create a symmetrical heart shape. You can gently pull and manipulate the loops to achieve the desired shape. Take your time and make small adjustments until you’re satisfied with the appearance.
  7. Trim any excess rope: If needed, use scissors to trim any excess rope at the ends, making sure to leave enough to prevent the knot from unraveling.
  8. Optional: Secure the knot: If you want to ensure that the knot remains secure, you can apply a small amount of glue or clear nail polish to the loose ends of the rope. This will help prevent any accidental unraveling.

And there you have it! By following these steps, you can create a Celtic heart knot using lobster rope. It makes for a lovely decorative piece or even a unique gift. Enjoy the process and embrace the symbolism of the Celtic heart knot!

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  2. What a pretty rope art craft! Love the nautical feel it gives! Here from Senior Salon Pit Stop. We’d love for you to link-up at Tuesday Turn About! Come on over via My Wee Abode!

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