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Topic: has anyone attempted a crochet/macrame porch swing?  (Read 3470 times)
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« on: January 28, 2006 09:58:21 PM »

the style i'm talking about looks like this:

i'm not sure what technique to use... and i crochet but i haven't ever macramed(sp?).
is it more trouble than it's worth? should i bypass the carpal tunnel and just buy one pre-made? just curious.  Cheesy

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« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2006 10:26:12 PM »

I've got this book from the 70's that shows patterns for plant hangers. The instructions say to use dowls (sp?) and rope. Ive always wanted to try it but never actually purchased some rope.
I can't imagine why it would not work to crochet it. The only thing that I would be a problem is to attach it to some sorta wood to hold it up.
Its a great idea.

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« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2006 08:13:38 AM »

The technique you are looking at is called sprang.  It is not weaving although it is done on a loom.  the threads are twisted with no use of
crosswise weft.  while not exactly difficult the instructions are a bit too involved to condense here.  You should be able to find a good tutorial online or a book at the library.  This is the technique used for those little shopping bags that seem to accomodate the strangest items Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2006 10:43:35 AM »

thank you for the suggestions. i may just have to do some library research on this topic!

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