You asked for WOVEN rope- here you go!And this rope is a VERY bright white!
The better quality rope you use, the better the magic will look! Yes, you can use practially ANY rope to perform rope effects.But why skimp on your show?Treat yourself to the rope that is a pleasure to use!
YOU WILL GET 25 FEET OF ROPE in one continuous length. This rope is woven, and DOES NOT have a removable core.It is very flexible so there is no need to remove the inside of the rope, the way you do with cotton spun rope.
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Cutting the EndsThe best way to cut your rope without creating frayed ends is to first determine where you want to make the cut. Take some tape (duct tape works well, as does masking tape or even Scotch tape) and wrap the tape several times around the spot where you will make the cut. You'll want at least an inch or two of taped area at the site of the cut. Now go ahead and cut the rope by cutting where the tape is wrapped. You'll end up with your rope ends already taped and secure!
Sealing the EndsGood rope will fray if you don't seal the ends. If your ends are already cut, just wrap some tape around the ends, like you see on the end of a shoelace. You can also dip the end into some Elmer's Glue and hang the rope until the glue dries. There is also a product called Tool Magic (sold online at JewelrySupply.com or FireMountainGems.com) that is a light blue rubbery substance made for adding a protective layer to jewelry making tools. It works really well if you dip your rope ends into it, too.
Cleaning the RopeFirst make sure you have secured the ends from fraying by either taping them or gluing them. Next, fill a bowl (or your sink) with some warm (but not hot) tap water and a few drops of detergent. Put the rope into the water, and gently swish it around in the bowl. If it is very dirty, let it sit in the water for at least a half hour, then repeat the process and let it sit in the new warm soapy water for another half hour. If you have white rope and want to make it whiter, make a third bowl of water and add BLUING (sold in the laundry detergent section at supermarkets, Walmart, etc.) Bluing is what makes white clothes white. Don't add bleach- it will make the rope weak and brittle! Don't scrub the rope- it will fray the fiber. When your rope has been cleaned, rinse it well in warm running water. Squeeze the excess water from the rope and lay it on a clean towel to air dry. Don't put it in the dryer- it will fray the fiber.