Monkey Fist nautical knots are all the decorating accent rage right now. You see them as fillers everywhere – displayed in simple vases or used as bookends.
I’m drawn to natural materials like jute and sisal so it was not surprising that I started to become obsessed with these intriguing little decorations. Not to mention I’ve had this spool of THICK twine that’s been burning a hole in my DIY overalls. I got it from this dealer at the Liberty Antique Festival (another must see NC antique festival – http://www.libertyantiquesfestival.com/) – he said he’d been carrying it around with him for years and was happy to pass it on to me – I think I recall his exact words were “I’ve never seen anyone so happy about twine before”. I got it for a steal! This twine has always been destined to be transformed into Monkey Fists.