Net Maker

Interlace and knot twines to form nets.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Net Makers do?

Interlaces and knots twine to form nets: Selects gauge and twine according to size specified on work ticket. Wraps twine around needle that facilitates interlacing and knotting of twine. Extends and ties ends of foundation line to poles. Ties twine to end of line with clove hitch and positions gauge against line. Loops twine around gauge and knots twine onto foundation line, forming half mesh. Removes gauge and repeats operation to form row of half meshes. Holds gauge against half-mesh, pulls twine around gauge, and ties sheep bend knot onto half-mesh, forming mesh. Repeats operation with succeeding half meshes to form net. Unties foundation line and pulls line from net. May be designated according to type of net made as Safety-Net Maker; Tennis-Net Maker.

Should I be a Net Maker?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Eyelet Maker, Grommet Maker, Gusset Maker, Magnet Maker, Puppet Maker, Safety-Net Maker, Tennis-Net Maker

    How to become a Net Maker

    Net Makers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Net Maker-related education!
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