TIED AND TRUE
Bamboo sticks (available at crafts stores and garden centers) lashed together reinforce a tropical vibe, left. Make a clove hitch around one bamboo stick resting atop a second stick. Start lashing by twisting the short end around the long and wrapping the jute twine around both sticks, alternately going over and under each stick three or four times. Tighten the lashing by surrounding it with three or four frapping turns. Finish with two or three half hitches. Repeat on the other three corners of the frame. To finish the frame, tie a piece of twine from top to bottom and one from side to side. Secure a picture to the center by taping it to string on the back. String beads on a piece of twine and tie the twine at the top of the frame to create a hanger.
FOR RESOURCES SEE PAGE 108.