There are patterns for two different types of projects in this class: net headbands and rectangular net bags.
a plain narrow net headband
a plain wide net headband
Dots and Dashes net headband
Squares net headband
|Photos of the headbands.
Headbands can be wide or narrow. They are fastened through the loops of the first and last rows with a piece of cord elastic. These patterns are all done with plain diamond mesh netting. They can be finished quickly.
Rectangular Net Bag
a water bottle bag
a large shopping bag
a medium-size shopping bag
With three sizes of handles:
One that is carried in your hand or over your arm
One that is carried on your shoulder
One that is placed over your head and rests diagonally across your body.
|Photos of the rectangular net bags.
Most string bags start at the bottom and work to the top, finishing with the handles. Rectangular string bags are different. They are done in rows, back and forth. These bags will be shaped by changing mesh stick sizes.
These rectangular bags start with a long, skinny strip of netting that becomes part of the handle. The bag starts with one part of the handle, using a small mesh stick. The mesh stick is then changed to a larger one to create the body of the bag. To finish the handle the mesh stick is changed one more time, back to the smaller mesh. Once both parts of the handle are completed and tied together, the sides of the body are tied together.
The class syllabus lists the concepts and techniques that will be taught.