@NB6056 one more thing. To keep each of my rows straight I use a ruler. After I’m done with a row I’ll push it up or down with my ruler until it’s straight. I can also push on rows above it if they are not completely straight.
@NB6056 thank you! I use the flat alpha technique and the straight edge technique. The thing that really helped me was loosening my knots. I used to tie them really tight and my bracelets looked bad. Once I loosened them though they looked much better. I mostly use the same brand of string so that they are the same thickness. I don’t know if this helps it to be more straight, but I use crochet thread for my base strings. It is much cheaper than embroidery thread. That’s all I have, hope this helps you! 😁
@Aarzoo I followed a Russian tutorial (English subtitles) by 'HandMade Lenin' on YT 😄 It's quite simple - you knot a full row, then leaving out 6 strings in the middle, you knot two short rows on both sides with separate leading strings. Then, you divide those 6 strings in the middle to 2x3, and using fw/bw and bw/fw knots, you make a shaped hole - tutorial for that also here on BB, by EmmaWhite. Once done, you can make 4 more rows on each side with separate leading strings, then you can ditch one of them, and continue as usual.