Peggy’s Weaving Tips > Make a special bow


Here is a bow that won’t come untied–even with slippery shoe laces

Tying a Bow for Weaving A

Tying a Bow for Weaving A

A student shared this tip he learned from a shoe salesman. It works!! –even with my slippery synthetic shoe laces and hiking boot laces which previously I always had to tie the “bows” into a knot to keep them from untying.

A Bow for Weaving B

A Bow for Weaving B

The reason I like it is that it’s easy to untie! See Book #2, page 172 for tying a regular bow. Begin the shoelace knot as usual and make the first loop. The next step (making the second loop of the bow) is what is different. Regularly you would take the tail across the TOP of your thumb and behind the first loop.Instead, take the second tail BEHIND the first loop you hold in a “pinch” in your thumb and forefinger.

A Bow for Weaving C

A Bow for Weaving C

Then form the second loop as usual by using your index finger, push the tail through the space where your thumb is, forming a second loop. Remove your thumb as you form the loop. Let go of the pinch and grab one loop in each hand.

A Bow for Weaving D

A Bow for Weaving D

Tighten the bow by pulling the two loops in opposite directions.Here are the illustrations for tying a bow the regular way. In the third drawing (Figure C) is when you follow the words in this tip instead of following the illustration.

A Bow for Weaving E

A Bow for Weaving E

Continue with the remaining illustrations as usual.


 

 


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