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How to twist a rope grommet

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Rope grommets are traditionally woven from a three-strand rope and can be sealed in a loop with a simple or ornate woven closure. This two-minute rope grommet tutorial is smaller, faster, and great for beginners.

Brinkman Crafts calls this grommet tutorial a “viking and medieval reenactment” made with twisted raffia bast fiber.

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Larger rope grommets are commonly used in sailing for rigging, securing lines, or soft oar locks. They also find applications in construction for hoisting heavy objects, anchoring tents in camping, as simple drawer or trunk handles, and in arts and crafts for creating items like woven baskets.

the rope grommet loop
Related: Grommet vs. Eyelet: What’s the Difference?

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