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Saturday, June 7, 2008
How to Tie an Overhand Knot
Yes, it's so basic you're probably wondering why anyone would post instructions. There are lots of different names for knots, so it never hurts to be sure you're tying the correct one...
Cross one strand over the other and bring the free end back through the loop that is formed. You can make this with one strand (shown) or with multiple strands at once. This is the classic knot used between pearls. My beading cord ties this knot all the time on its own.
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