Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Spider Lacing Tutorial

This tutorial will show how I went about making the 'spider lacing' seen in my 'My Little Pirate' layout. As always, I'm sure a talented scrapper out there has done this already but this just shows how I went about getting this particular lacing done. I named this lacing 'spider lacing' because I was making a Halloween themed layout & wanted the lacing to have kind of a 'cobweb' look to it--that's about the extent to my reasoning behind the name!  :-)
You can space your holes in any way--although I tend to keep mine no more than 1" inch to 1 1/4" inches apart. You can also take all the measurement guess work out of the way by simply using a border punch to get the holes all evenly spaced out. For this layout I used Martha Stewarts Scallop Dot punch. I then inserted black eyelets into the holes with my Crop-a-dile.

Step 1: Start by stringing your ribbon or twine straight across in the 2nd from last holes at the bottom.

Step 2: Take your string straight down & insert into the last set of holes.

Step 3: Bring your string up & criss cross them. Have the ends emerge from underneath the next empty set of holes.

Step 4: Bring your string straight down & loop it underneath the existing lacing in the next lower set of holes. Make sure you do this on both sides.

Step 5: Once you've looped your string on both sides, you're back to step 3 again. Bring your strings up, criss cross them & have them emerge from the next set of empty holes. Repeat steps 3 & 4 until your lacing is complete.

Here you have it! One spider lacing complete.

Hope you enjoyed this brief lacing tutorial.


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