4. Cut 2 ft. (61 cm) of cord, and slide it through the groove in the mandrel. Center the cord under the flower, and pull the ends to one side so they are straddling the core cords. Tie a macrame square knot around the two core cords and the tail that is emerging from this side of the flower (Photo E). Make sure the knot is snug at the base of the flower. Tie a second macrame square knot around all three cords.
5. Remove the ring from the mandrel, and continue tying square knots, but omit the tail so that you are only tying around the two core cords. As you’re knotting, you may want to occasionally put the ring back on the mandrel to check the fit. Tug on the tails as needed to make small adjustments. When you get close to the end (at the other side of the flower), lay the remaining tail next to the core cords, and tie the last two knots over all three cords. Dot the spots where the cords are emerging from the band with G-S Hypo Cement, and let dry. Trim the tails.