Thank you to Gully, Box, DaveR, the other Dave, Colin, Tig, lord I think there were even more super patient people with me.
This is not complete but I wanted to share what I made after learning sketchup over the last 2 weeks or so. If only I can learn how to model “turks head” woven rope and I could make this even better.
Guess I will start looking into the “Soap and Bubble” plugin to make turks head.
Thanks again, community!