Abakhan blog challenge, to choose and make items from their store of goodies for under £15. This one was great fun.
We chose a little over a metre of two fleeces - Abakhan have a huge selection here, and we took some time, but fell for the moss sheep and the bright striped fleece. So my fleece choice was kindly supplied by Abakhan.
First of all, we laid the two fleeces right sides together:
and I then did some trimming to straighten up the edges and remove the selvedge:
Then we knotted. We tried two methods. We double knotted each strand on the long side - so knotting the two ends, one from the sheep and one from the stripe fleece together. Pull the first knot gently to the cut, then tighten with a second knot. We did these knots on the longer side. We tried a looping the double strand over its neighbour and pulling through the resulting gap for the short side. Both methods work, so again, no set rule here. Just a case of the look you prefer.