Popular Science' article on some braided/woven projects, that I'd shared the link for several years ago in a forum or blog post, but haven't found that particular link again yet. I have a few other items from the POPSCI archives that paracord enthusiasts may find interesting.
April 1940 issue: Dog Leash from Parachute Cord
December 1942 issue: Fishlines to 'Chute Shrouds
December 1947 issue: War Surplus Genuine Nylon Parachute Cord advertisement