Chinese Rope Art
The five flowers tie with double stranded rope - basic form
The following examples demonstrate how
to construct the basic form of the five flowers tie using double stranded
rope. Doubled stranded rope is more visually appealing than single
stranded ties, but the doubled rope can be more difficult to work with and
can become quite bulky in places (especially between the wrists). For this reason,
narrow diameter rope (4mm or 3/16") often works better. The major
difference between these two examples is the method used for tying the
wrists. Example 1 also contains several links to even more ways of
tying the wrists. Much information is repeated in both examples so that
either could stand alone.
length of rope required will vary based on the size of your subject, the
number of spiral wraps, and cinching options, but in general, a 50 ft/15m
rope for a double stranded tie should be sufficient.