HOW A SLING IS MADE
 
 
     

FIRST STEP:

Material required: rope, a length of hide, a knife, needle & thread.

 
     

SECOND STEP:

Cut six lengths of rope of approximately 5 metres in length.

 
     
   
     

THIRD STEP:

Once the ropes have been placed together and joined, they should be folded in half with the aid of pincers…

 
     
...and we will then begin to make a plaid of some 6 or 8 cm. long, using 3 pairs of  lengths of rope which be used to create...  
     
...the ring into which the finger is placed.  
     
   
     

STEP FOUR:

We will now adjust the strings to be able to continue plaiting the rope, with 12 lengths of rope in four groups.

 
     

FIFTH STEP:

The sling (folded in the middle) should measure more or less 1 metre. We go on plaiting the rope in the same way until it measures approximately half a metre.

 
     

SIXTH STEP:

When we have the appropriate length, we will begin to make the middle section where the stone is placed.

 
     
Of the 12 lengths of rope, 6 are chosen with which a plait of 10 – 12 cm is made…  
     
...doing the same with the other 6 lengths of rope, so that we are left with  two  plaits.  
     

SEVENTH STEP:

We continue making the two plaits that will form the middle section of the sling where the stone is placed.

 
     

The two plaits will be made to come  together again so that the other half of the sling can be made.

 
     
   
     

EIGHTH STEP:

We will continue plaiting with the twelve ends until this end of the sling is some 10cm longer than the other one.

 
     
As we are finishing off this half, we will cut and take out threads so that at the end it is much thinner.  
     

NINETH STEP:

We have now made a basic sling.

 
     
   
     

TENTH STEP:

With a needle & thread, we sew hide where the stone is placed so as to avoid wear & tear of the rope.

Hide can also be placed in the area there you put you finger to get a hold of the sling.

 
     
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