Chinese Rope Art
The five flowers tie with single stranded rope - basic form
The following examples demonstrate how
to construct the basic form of the five flowers tie using single stranded rope.
While perhaps less visually appealing than using double stranded rope,
working with a single strand is often easier and less bulky. For this
reason, using thicker diameter rope (e.g., 8mm) can be attractive
and quite functional. Flat ribbon-like binding material up to an inch
wide can also be used very effectively. These two examples differ in
how the wrists are tied and in how the rope loop at the back of the neck is
created. Much information is repeated in both examples so that either
could stand alone.
The 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 25 ft/8m rope for a
single stranded tie should be sufficient.