Step 2 To bind cords together beneath ring, take a 60cm length of cord. Fold 1 end back on itself 8cm to make a candy cane shape.
Step 3 and 4 Lay candy cane section of cord on top of the 16 strands, near ring and hold in place. Working from bottom upwards and using loose end of candy cane, wrap the 16 strands and neck of candy cane 7 or 8 times.
Step 4 and 5 Feed tail through loop created by top of candy cane.
Step 6 and 7 Pull ends gently until knot is buried.
Step 8 Trim ends.
Step 9 Binding is finished.
Next, divide the 16 strands into 4 groups of 4 strands. Leaving some cord length unknotted, with each set of 4 cords make a series of 3 square knots, a bead (optional) and 3 more square knots.
Making a square knot
Step 1 Pass the left cord under the 2 holding cords and over the right cord.
Step 2 Pass the right cord over the 2 holding cords and under the left cord.
Step 3 This is a half square knot.
Step 4 Pass the cord now on the right under the 2 holding cords and over the left cord.
Step 5 Pass the cord now on the left over the 2 holding cords and under the right cord.
Step 6 Pull to tighten.
Step 7 This is a square knot
Step 8 Repeat Steps 1-7 to make more square knots.
Step 9 If adding a bead, thread onto the 2 holding cords only.
Step 10 Make more square knots beneath bead to hold in place.
Combine 2 strands from 1 series of knots with 2 strands from series of knots next to it and make a square knot, or series of several square knots. Repeat 3 more times to create 4 sets of knots, always using 2 strands from 1 series and 2 from series next to it.
Leaving some length unknotted to suit height of your pot make knots to hold sides or base of pot: Combine 2 strands from a knot created in the previous row with 2 strands from knot next to it. Repeat 3 more times to create 4 sets of knots, always using 2 strands from 1 set and 2 from set next to it.
Binding the base: Using the same binding process as before bind 16strands together. Inserting pot before fully tightening binding will make it easier to slide binding to best height. Trim ends 20cm below binding.