Foot Weave Tutorial

This tie is a fun decorative tie suitable for beginners. It was actually one of Angel666's first self-ties and so it holds a special place in our hearts. A follower recently asked for a tutorial and so we have revisited this tie and given it an update. We realised that whilst there are lots of variations of this tie, there aren't actually that many tutorials available for foot ties. This is a fun tie for the foot lovers, it is great for using up excess rope from leg ties or you can use it to torture those sensitive toes! 

There are lots of ways you could tie this, we chose to place the centre of the rope at the back of the ankles and work both ends one after the other. You could however just tie off one end to the ankle and work only one rope if you find that easier - but it means you will be working a single long length of rope. You could also start with a double column tie at the ankles and then create this tie using the excess rope. The possibilities are endless. Our tutorial only works one rope at a time, but the effect is a doubled rope weave which we think looks very eye-catching.  We look forward to seeing what you come up with.

This tie in its present form is NOT suitable for suspension.

​This tie is worked from the ankles DOWN towards the heels. The ropes around the toes are all worked from the OUTSIDE of the foot towards the INSIDE of the foot. This will then place the rope ends below the worked rope so that there is no uncomfortable criss-crossing of rope at the sensitive ankle bone area. This is a decorative tie so maintain enough tension to prevent slack ropes, but not so tight as to affect circulation. Use narrow diameter rope so as to not hurt the toes. We used an 8m length of 4.5mm rope. 

  • Find the centre of your rope and place it at the back of the ankles. Take the left hand rope (model's left and right not yours) and pass it diagonally across the foot to the right little toe. 

  • Pass the rope under the little toe, working from the outside of the foot to the inside and then take the rope back towards the ankle as shown.

  • Now take the right hand rope and pass it diagonally across the foot, over the previous lines and wrap it under the left little toe, working from the outside in (note the deliberate mistake in our photo where we went inside out!). Take the rope back towards the ankle.

  • Twist both ropes so that they form a reverse tension against each other at the central gap between the ankles at the rear. This will help to maintain your tension in the rope as you tie. Alternatively, you can choose to just cross them if you prefer.

  • Take the left hand rope and pass it diagonally across the foot, going over the previous lines. Pass it under the right second outer toe working outside to inside and then take the rope back towards the ankle.

  • Take the right hand rope, re-tension as required and pass it diagonally across the foot working under and over the previous lines to create a weave effect. Pass the rope under the left second outer toe, working outside to inside and then take the rope back towards the ankle, weaving as you go, following the same path as the previous line.

  • At the rear, twist both ropes so that they form a reverse tension against each other at the central gap between the ankles.

  • Take the left hand rope and pass it diagonally across the foot, going under then over the previous lines to create a weave effect. Pass it under the right middle toe working outside to inside and then take the rope back towards the ankle, weaving as you go, following the same path as the previous line.

  • Take the right hand rope and pass it diagonally across the foot, going over then under then over the previous lines to create a weave effect. Pass it under the left middle toe working outside to inside and then take the rope back towards the ankle, weaving as you go, following the same path as the previous line.

  • Twist the lines at the rear as you have done previously.

  • Take the left hand rope and pass it diagonally across the foot, going over then under then over the previous lines to create a weave effect. Pass it under the right second toe working outside to inside and then take the rope back towards the ankle, weaving as you go, following the same path as the previous line.

  • Take the right hand rope and pass it diagonally across the foot, going over then under then over then under the previous lines to create a weave effect. Pass it under the left second toe working outside to inside and then take the rope back towards the ankle, weaving as you go, following the same path as the previous line.

  • OPTION 1: This is the end of the foot weave and so you can simply tie off your rope ends with a reef knot, or a pretty bow like we have done.

  • OPTION 2: If you have rope left over then twist the two end together to create a reverse tension and take them up towards the top of the tie and simply create x-wraps around the legs until you are running out of rope and secure them at the back using a reef knot or a pretty bow. ​