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« on: November 23, 2008 05:59:52 PM »



Very sorry!  Tongue I havenít sign in for looooong time, just too busy. I start a new page so that it is easy to find. Now it is the tutorial:-

We need to use two strings around 100 cm long and start in the centre:-



Keep repeating the above 1,2,3 until you think the neck is long enough. Then, start to make the shell:-



The belly and the shell is the same. The only different is the belly you need to add one more string, the shell you need to add two strings. After you put the legs and tail, glue them all together. In order to fix the shape, put the string inside the shell. (Just use the left-over, donít waste it)You may contact me and order string from me.



This is the best glue:-


My husband love to put them in a box:-



Now be honest, you might find it difficult at first if you donít have any idea of Chinese Knot. The shape is not easy to make it well. Here is the picture from a girl newly learns how to make a turtle:-


My turtles:




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« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2008 06:16:49 PM »

those are to darn cute!  My son loves Turtles!  I'm going to have to figure that out!  thanks for the tutorial!
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« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2008 06:18:17 PM »

You really are a peach for sharing this wonderful tutorial!!  Thank you very much.
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« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2008 06:22:10 PM »

cute! thanks for sharing! i will make some once i get some string.
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« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2008 08:22:31 PM »

Ack!! Seriously too cute! And I just bought some silk cord, too...

Just one more motivation for getting my Christmas crafts done ASAP. Smiley Thanks for sharing your turtorial (so, so sorry...).
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« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2008 12:09:28 AM »

OH WOW!!!
Thank you for posting this tutorial!
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« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2008 02:00:29 PM »

The tutorial is over my head but those turtles are TDF!!! I love them
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« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2008 02:16:09 PM »

That's so awesome. :]
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« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2008 02:52:30 PM »

OK, I couldn't wait to try this (thank you sarahknot!), and I tried. No problem with the neck, but with the shells I have a problem: How do you 'finish'? How do you regulate the tension while tightening the knot? I tried to pin the whole shell with needles to my sofa, and to relocate the needles gently until they were so close together that the knot was tighter, but I couldn't get it tight enough that way. In order to be able to control the tension, I made it a fingerweaving project. Felt very good until I tried tightening the whole structure again. There is always a point where I lose complexity. Should I just try more often until I get the knack, or have I gotten something entirely wrong? I need some advice for this stage. How can I tighten the knot?
This is how far I got:
http://www.free-blog.in/rubysblog/72241/Schildkr%F6te+aus+chinesischen+Knoten+++CHINESE+KNOT+TURTLE.html
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« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2008 03:55:56 PM »

Hi Ruby. You may make the neck and shell separately. However, the shape will be better if you tie them together.

The picture in your blog is not very clear but I think the knot is OK. I think the problem is you cannot tie the shell with 3 strings at the same time.

What I did is make the head and neck first, then you have 4 cords. Use two of them to make the belly; two for the shell. After you finish the shell knot, you may add string into it one by one. OK, try again now.  Grin

Be patient, for the first time I use 4 hours to finish with the help of the pattern I posted.
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« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2008 04:03:30 PM »

Sorry, forget to tell you one thing important. When you make the knot tight, you have to always start from the inner string and do it one by one.

Don't forget to post your turtle after you finish it! Shocked I'm waiting for that.
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« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2008 03:23:17 AM »

Ah, you make the neck and the shells out of the same string. I just figured they had to be separate because of the different colors. But making them in one go makes a lot of sense. But that bit about inserting different colors afterwards is shocking Smiley
I succeeded in making an undershell with two different colors and I was able to tighten the knot with two strings pretty well. But with three, it didn't work. Weaving in strings after finishing the knot scares me a bit, maybe I can make it with two strings and weave in a third one afterwards. I'll try all options and see what works.
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« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2008 04:43:34 AM »

These are so cute! Thanks for posting a tute!
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« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2009 04:12:19 PM »

AWWWW! yours are awesome and mine is kind of deformed. The shell isn't as high as yours, but I'll keep working on it and if we don't have that kind of glue, could you use a hot glue gun?
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« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2009 05:57:33 PM »

These are so cute! I'm bookmarking this for sure.
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« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2009 08:59:03 AM »

What a great tutorial!  I just wanted to thank you for sharing it!
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« Reply #16 on: May 26, 2009 08:34:51 PM »

What kind of string are you using ?   Thanks Debbie
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« Reply #17 on: December 10, 2010 06:46:26 AM »

Thank you Thank You Thank You!!! Finally found some simple diagram like tutorials... The part thats confusing now is how much yarn do i need to start off with...
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« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2011 04:54:58 PM »

I have make it as video, you may find the sample video in youtube :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nccTbju12o
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« Reply #19 on: March 03, 2011 01:24:40 AM »

Hi, I just make some rainbow color turtle, enjoy watching!







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