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Ever wanted to join fabric strips together for knitting
or crochet or anything else without having big knots that are difficult to hide
in your work or that can come undone. Here’s an easy method of joining those
strips that won’t undo or make big bumps.
Join the strips of fabric together as
follows: fold each short side of each strip over about 1.5cm and cut a slit
about 1cm long from the fold into the fabric, being careful not to cut through
the fabric edge. Slip the end of one piece of fabric (call it the top end)
through the slit of another piece of fabric and then take the opposite end of
the first piece of fabric and slip it through the slit in the top end of the
same piece, pull tight to knot them together. For wider strips of fabric, just
make the folded section longer and cut the strips longer to accommodate the
width of your fabric. Keep joining new strips to your “rope” until it is as
long as you want it to be.