We’re back with the next installment in our lighting cable styling series, part two. This time, we try to master the clove hitch knot.
Less time consuming than the wrap technique, the clove hitch relies on a mounting bar and a mastery of the knot alone. Like tying a tie, once you’ve nailed it, you’ll never forget it.
With a plethora of colours on offer, the Factorylux fabric lighting cable range is perfect for expressing your individual style. Once you’ve made your selection, you can start to think about styling your flex.
Your mounting bar can take many forms, from simple wooden bars to a more industrial steel conduit alternative. By introducing a bar or mounting frame, you intensify the visual intricacy of your installation and draw the eye. As such, a clove hitch would suit accent lighting where the look of the fixture is almost as crucial as the object/space you’re lighting. Alternatively, the clove hitch allows the simple light to be added to most spaces with ease. Create a cosy bedside lamp with some no fuss knot know-how.
How to Tie a Clove Hitch
The video below will help you learn the intricacies of the clove hitch, follow the hands and let them guide you.
Need some help? Try watching a few more times and follow the steps below,
- Wrap the free end of your lighting cable around a post.
- Crossover itself and around the post again.
- Slip working end of the fabric cable under last wrap.
- Pull the lighting cable tight.
With no ceiling hooks required, there is minimal installation fuss and no alterations needed to the lighting cable.
Perfect for reducing the drop of your pendant, adding visual interest and expressing individual style, the clove hitch is a sure-fire winner.
Keep an eye out for the next instalment in our lighting cable styling series, coming soon…