- 1 piece of gimp 38 inches long
- 2 pieces of gimp 27 inches long
- 1 lanyard snap
1. Thread the strands of gimp through the snap until it is at the midpoint of each (1). They should be fastened in place with pieces of tape for the first stitch; remove tape after step 5.
2. Take the longest piece and fold over to form the guidelines (2). Keep them parallel; do not allow them to cross.
3. Follow the arrows, placing piece A over the first guideline and under the second guideline (3).
4. Follow the arrows, placing piece B over the first guideline and under the second guideline (4).
5. Follow the arrows, placing piece C over the first guideline and under the second guideline (6).
6. The stitch is now complete, an needs to be pulled tight. Arrows show the directions to pull (7).
7. You can repeat a straight stitch by repeating 3-7. For making a spiral stitch, see steps 8-10.
8. To start spiral stitch (also known as double barrel), fold guidelines laces 1 and 2 on an angle as shown. Place B over 1 and under 2 (8).
9. Place A over 2 and under 1 as shown (9).
10. Place D over 1 and under 2. Lastly, place C over 2 and under 1 (10). Spiral stitch is complete and ready to be pulled tight.
11. To end, run lace 1 around corner, under and up the center as arrow shows (11): run lace 2 under and up the center as shown. Do the same with the others until all six laces are in the center. Tighten using one hand to pull all six ends and the other hand to push the knot back. When the knot is tight, leave 1.5 inches of lace before cutting. Leaving less may allow the knot to come apart.
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