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 Post subject: Marcrame cordeos
PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 9:57 pm 

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Hi does anybody knows a good reference book for macramé?

I saw these gorgeous bit less bridles save made out of macramé.
As a teen we did a lot off stuff ourself for our horses. I know we had a crochet competition, who could crochet the fastest a cooling blanket for their horse.
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You could make a Cordeo with it as well.
I found supplier for leather cord , now I just need a good recommendation for a good macramé book. :wink:

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 1:36 pm 
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I love the idea of making your own cordeo, but I'm afraid I don't know a single thing about macrame... 8)


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sounds fantastic... if only I had time :)

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 9:42 pm 

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Here is a picture which inspired me to think about it.

http://www.reitforum.de/gebisslos-dressur-187644-4.html

Scroll a little and the pictures come up.

I knew what you mean about time but since we get really cold and snowy winter I spent more time inside as I want to.

I will let you know about my progress :wink: [/img]

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 7:46 pm 
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Maybe this is the book for you
http://www.amazon.com/How-Braid-Quality ... 0961153601

(and I see they have more books even with leather braiding 8) )

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 6:26 pm 

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wow nice! What length should it be made, or how do I measure my horse? I have spare stirrup leathers and western reins that I'd like to make into one but I am not sure on the lenght.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 6:39 pm 
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The length depends on your horse. Here is a photo in this topic
http://www.artofnaturaldressage.com/viewtopic.php?t=19

that shows a close up of the cordeo on my horse, Cisco. It should hang loose enough that if you let it go, it would drop away a bit from the base of the neck.

The largest I would use on Cisco started off as about 6 feet of leather strap. A bit of that length is lost when you attach the ring. I have now gone a bit shorter than that, at first for Tamarack, then for Cisco as well. I would have to measure it.

A single rein makes a great cordeo. Old stirrup leathers may be too wide.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 5:56 pm 

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WOW thanks!


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 3:28 am 

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Thank you Frances,:D
I think i will order this and maybe the leather one sounds really good,too.

I pretty sure not this winter but their will be another winter.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 8:32 pm 

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I made one out of an old western rein and a once inch ring. I think the color looks nice on him.
http://picasaweb.google.com/melanie.mer ... 4081607394


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 11:46 pm 
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It's lovely!!!!!!!!!

I have gone to a few tack sales...where people bring their used tack to sell. I go looking specifically for old single reins because I can get them inexpensively. Then I can just buy some chicago screws and some rings, and make cordeos that I can give to friends and other people I meet.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 4:28 pm 

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Hi All, I would like to macrame a cordeo for my horses. I have a full percheron and a coming 2 year old ( in May ) what length , or how to measure? Any ideas?
Thanks
Carrie, Merlin and Sid

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 4:31 pm 
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danceswithmanypets wrote:
Hi All, I would like to macrame a cordeo for my horses. I have a full percheron and a coming 2 year old ( in May ) what length , or how to measure? Any ideas?


See the posts above! 8) Karen gave a good description of how to measure, and placed a photo in her link too.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 4:40 pm 

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Thanks Miriam, geeez, I just needed to look a bit more. I have been spending so much time on this forum since I registered, my hubby thinks the laptop is attached to my body :o
I love it here.
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