Instructions for Tying Knots With Waxed Linen String

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Things You'll Need

  • Spool of waxed linen string

  • Scissors

Waxed linen string is a popular craft item that can be used in a variety of ways, from creating unique beaded necklaces and bracelets, to being woven into macrame baskets or satchels. Waxed linen string is known for its strength, crisp appearance and its versatility, which can create unique gifts that last for generations.


A strong square knot is needed to properly tie off the end of waxed linen string, as other knots can easily slip or become unraveled.

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Step 1

Cut two pieces of waxed linen string to desired length. Think of one string as "A" and the other as "B" to help with following instructions.

Step 2

Grasp end of string A in right hand and string B in your left hand.

Step 3

Cross string A over string B in an "X" formation.

Step 4

Cross string A to the right and wrap around string B, as if you were starting to tie a bow in a shoelace.


Step 5

Cross string A over string B once more, creating another "X" formation.

Step 6

Wrap string A around string B, once to the left.

Step 7

Pull loose ends tightly to create a secure square knot.


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