If you haven’t tried a baling twine yet, you’re missing out on some seriously incredible benefits. Baling twine can be used for so many things. For instance, there are times when you’re stuck between two trees and need something to tie your boots too. Instead of digging through your horse’s heavy boot bag, tie your baling twine between your horse’s ankle and the tree. Then, make a quick grab and reel in the boot. Finally, you’ve got that little piece of peace to hold onto if you fall off your horse!
Another time you might want to use your baling twine is for something as simple as tying your horse’s reins. You can easily do this by wrapping the baling twine around the metal end of the reins and securing it with your fingers. The great thing about using baling twine is that you don’t have to go through the trouble of cutting your horse’s lead rope. Instead, it’s much easier to grab the baling twine and secure it.
When I was younger, I used to make my baling twine from leftover scraps of fabric. First, I’d cut a long piece of fabric, or a bit longer than I needed. Then, I sewed the pieces together like a sort of large patchwork quilt. I would then take the leftover fabric, cut it down a little, and re-sew the piece onto the piece of hay that I had cut earlier. This has always worked wonders – even on a cold day. It never felt too hard, and it held the weight of the horse’s body well.
But when I moved on to more permanent hay bales and barn items, I no longer made my baler twine. Instead, I bought baling thread from the hardware store and used that to tie my horse’s reins. Next, I used a square bale for our horse’s bedding. The bale is tied from end to end and then secured with the baling thread. It still works great!
The baling twine and reyenvas twines aren’t the same. The reyenvas is more substantial and more extensive than the baling twine. However, the size of the twine and the rope used are very similar. The difference is the material the twines are made of. Baling twine can be made from cotton rope to synthetic fabric, while reyenvas can be made from wood to rubber.
To make your baling twine, you will need a bale of anywhere from eight to twelve inches in diameter. If you don’t have a bale large enough to do the project, you can always wrap other materials around the bale, such as yarn. When you braid the fabric, it will look like you braid a regular braided strand of wool. To do this, you will need a single length of braid to get the width you need. You will use three strands to make a full-size braid that can be used for your homemade beauty products.
Once you have your braid ready, you can start to make your beauty products. The most specific product uses the baling twine and ties the ends together with a safety pin or yarn string. You can use various things to tie the ends of the braid; small lengths of cloth, thread, even beads. If you are good at tying things, you can even tie one end of the braid to another to create a beautiful bow. If you want to make more of a complicated braid, try using small pieces of coloured yarn to tie the ends of the braid together. You can even make little balls out of coloured threads and use those instead of beads for your homemade beauty products.