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Post  camprn Sat 5 Jul 2014 - 19:55

I was asked to do a tutorial on trellis web weaving.
I am posting just photos as I have no one to hold the phone camera to make a video.
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Post  sanderson Sat 5 Jul 2014 - 22:31

And then repeat with the other stapled cross twine? It's really pretty clear without having a video. Thanks, Camp
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Post  CapeCoddess Sun 6 Jul 2014 - 4:03

Wow! Easy peasy! Thanks, Camp. Altho I seem to have forgotten all my knot knowledge learned during my sailing days. Are those slipknots at the top and bottom? Also what type of knots are at the cross sections?
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Post  camprn Sun 6 Jul 2014 - 6:26

CapeCoddess wrote:Wow!  Easy peasy!  Thanks, Camp.  Altho I seem to have forgotten all my knot knowledge learned during my sailing days. Are those slipknots at the top and bottom? Also what type of knots are at the cross sections?
at the top are overhand loop knot around the taut horizontal lines at top and bottom.. The horizontal spacing lines have single half hitches that hold the vertical lines at the appropriate space from each other.

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Post  mschaef Mon 7 Jul 2014 - 6:47

That makes it look really simple and easy. Thanks camprn.
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Post  sanderson Sat 12 Jul 2014 - 0:08

Here's my first effort at making a trellis.  Yea, I made a mistake in the design, but it was fun to do.  It's also crocked and I only had ice tea! The background trellis is the nylon trellis from HD. The homemade on is in front.
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Post  camprn Sat 12 Jul 2014 - 5:36

That looks awesome and will totally work. I use sisal twine with mine so that after harvest I either cut or uproot the plants, cut the sidelines and finally the top strings and compost the whole sheet of vines, twine and all.

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Post  sanderson Sat 12 Jul 2014 - 12:03

I used heavy cotton twine which is easier on my fingers.

Since I typed the word crocked, no one will believe I only had ice tea!  Embarassed 
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Post  camprn Sat 12 Jul 2014 - 12:11

sanderson wrote:I used heavy cotton twine which is easier on my fingers.

Since I typed the word crocked, no one will believe I only had ice tea!  Embarassed 
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Post  CapeCoddess Sun 3 Aug 2014 - 11:41

sanderson, are you sure that was a long island ice tea? Lol

I just finished making to the worlds crockedest and useless trellis. .. and I don't drink spirits.

Hints to those going to make a trellis:

number 1 - read the tutorial above before you do it. I didn't, thinking I'd remember it and I did it totally wrong.

number 2 - don't use bamboo stakes. They bend as your attaching the twine and everything becomes floppy.

when we have the world's ugliest trellis contest I'll post a photo.  Embarassed 
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Post  sanderson Sun 3 Aug 2014 - 12:04

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Hints to those going to make a trellis:

number 1 - read the tutorial above before you do it. I didn't, thinking I'd remember it and I did it totally wrong.

when we have the world's ugliest trellis contest I'll post a photo.  Embarassed 

Yes, read the tutorial first!!   Embarassed 

And the ugly trellis contest is on!   Very Happy
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Post  CapeCoddess Sun 3 Aug 2014 - 13:20

Oh...ew...OK
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Not shown in the pics - the top lines of both dip way down.
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Post  sanderson Tue 5 Aug 2014 - 11:12

CC,  You're great.  winner   smiles
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Post  sanderson Wed 6 Aug 2014 - 0:23

KY and MO Wonders using the new "Camp" trellis.  I love it and can't wait to do one correctly!  Embarassed  I think one for the snow peas this fall.
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Post  camprn Wed 6 Aug 2014 - 6:18

CapeCoddess wrote:Oh...ew...OK
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CC the horizontal strings should be wrapped around the vertical strings. This allows for stabilizing and secure spacing of all lines.

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Post  camprn Wed 6 Aug 2014 - 6:19

sanderson wrote:Here's my first effort at making a trellis.  Yea, I made a mistake in the design, but it was fun to do.  It's also crocked and I only had ice tea!  The background trellis is the nylon trellis from HD.  The homemade on is in front.
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Post  llama momma Wed 6 Aug 2014 - 6:34

Very impressive. But it reminds me of sewing or knitting and neither ability was gifted to my genetics..
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llama momma wrote:Very impressive. But it reminds me of sewing or knitting and neither ability was gifted to my genetics..
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Post  sanderson Thu 9 Oct 2014 - 22:37

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Post  walshevak Thu 9 Oct 2014 - 23:03

This reminds me of my Dad stringing a trellis for the beans back in 1948.  We had a tobacco farm and therefore a supply of twine and "tobacco" sticks.  Daddy would put in a stick about every 3 ft and then use this 3 horizontal line, multiple vertical line weave that looked like a series of Vs every 2".  Guess I just learned from him.  

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Post  sanderson Thu 9 Oct 2014 - 23:12

Some of the old row gardening skills still ring true today, even for SFG. Very Happy

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Post  sanderson Fri 10 Oct 2014 - 9:49

Thanks, Teach. I wish I had a flat wood shuttle instead of chasing a dropped ball of string. Also, the ball can't be threaded in tight spaces. For riight now, I wrap the string around a flattened TP roll!

My dad made one for me 55 years ago for a small home made loom. Wish I still had it. Sad

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sanderson wrote:Thanks, Teach.  I wish I had a flat wood shuttle instead of chasing a dropped ball of string.  Also, the ball can't be threaded in tight spaces.  For riight now, I wrap the string around a flattened TP roll!

My dad made one for me 55 years ago for a small home made loom.  Wish I still had it. Sad
that's why I just tie it at the bottom and top instead of going under and over.

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Post  sanderson Wed 1 Apr 2015 - 19:08

Couple Mini-me for beans.  These only took a few minutes each now that I have the hang, and the cat doesn't help. The nylon trellis was too short so these help the beans get up to the main trellis. Thanks for teaching us how to do it, Camp. Trellis Trelli10
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