Bell Rope Kit Make Your Own

If ever you have wanted to make a bell rope and felt a bit daunted by the task, fear not, here is the solution.Mikko Snellman has put together a complete kit to make a bell rope from scratch. If you … Continue reading

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HMS Albion Bell Ropes

I just had to share this with the world. I was sent these two pictures via Twitter from HMS Albion: New ceremonial bell ropes arrive – amazing! You have to admit that this is very fine work! Click on Images … Continue reading

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Bell Rope Keyring Making

Fender Keyring

Last night at the Dorset Branch of the IGKT held its monthly meeting in the Royal Dorset Yacht Club The theme for the evening was to make a decorative Bell Rope Keyring. 3 Strand Plait For most members this was … Continue reading

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Bell Rope Making the Tarred

Tarred Bell Rope

After I made my first bell rope (Making a Bell Rope) I felt very pleased with what I had produced. I made the mistake of thinking to myself, OK have made a bell rope I can now cross that off … Continue reading

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Bell Rope Making

Ships Bell Polished

Ships Bell I have always wanted to make a bell rope, but in my mind the biggest setback was not having a bell to hang the rope from. For many months, leading to years, I had been searching for the … Continue reading

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Bell-Rope For An Old Four Masted Barque Making A

Herzogin Cecilie Ships Bell

Here we have an example of a bell rope made for the An Old Four Masted Barque by Ken Yalden. In this particular case the rope is made from 4mm 3 strand polished hemp. Starting at the top and working down, … Continue reading

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Globe Knot

Globe Knot

How to Tie a Globe Knot (On Your Hand) Often the the globe knot is thought of as a decorative knot tied around a ball. Yes it is often used for this purpose, but the globe knot can also be … Continue reading

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IGKT Dorset Branch Meeting

When: January 13, 2016 @ 19:00 – 21:00
Where: Royal Dorset Yacht Club with IGKT, 11 Custom House Quay, Weymouth, Dorset DT4 8BG, UK

The next meeting will be held at The Royal Dorset watch Club, Weymouth  on WEDNESDAY JANUARY 13th AT 1900 FOR A 19:30 START. Food and drinks will be available to purchase from Clint, the facilities Catering Manager. The Minutes of … Continue reading

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Des Pawson’s Knot Craft Book Review

Des Pawson Knot Craft

Learning How to Knot When I first became interested in knotting, I searched the Internet for different books on the subject. To be quite honest, I had gathered quite a few books on knotting, but many of these books lacked … Continue reading

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Knots on the Canal

Stern Fender

How wonderful it was to have a weekend break on the canal near Bath. The weather was glorious and ‘Leah’ was a beautiful 54ft long narrow boat. We sailed from Bradford on Avon and headed towards Bath. The first thing … Continue reading

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Granny Knot, Turks Head & Monkey Fist

Des Pawson's Knot Craft

During the sorting out of my father’s house I also came across the Ashley Book of Knots, this used to belonged to Rory Bell. This particular copy was actually leather bound (another skill that Rory had) Wow, I had the … Continue reading

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Tall Ship Pelican MAINTENANCE VOLUNTEERS Required

When: August 14, 2014 @ 12:09 – August 15, 2014 @ 13:09
Where: Tall Ship Pelican MAINTENANCE VOLUNTEERS Required, Weymouth, Weymouth, Dorset DT4 7BS, UK

This event may be of interest to some knot tyers: TS Pellican has two maintenance periods coming up in the lovely coastal port Weymouth, they are currently looking for willing volunteers. During the maintenance period accommodation and meals will be … Continue reading

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Tall Ship Pelican MAINTENANCE VOLUNTEERS Required

When: August 18, 2014 @ 12:09 – August 23, 2014 @ 13:09
Where: Tall Ship Pelican MAINTENANCE VOLUNTEERS Required, Weymouth, Weymouth, Dorset DT4 7BS, UK

This event may be of interest to some knot tyers: TS Pellican has two maintenance periods coming up in the lovely coastal port Weymouth, they are currently looking for willing volunteers. During the maintenance period accommodation and meals will be … Continue reading

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What Got Me Started in Knotting

Rope Bottle Opener

I thought that for my first post I would like to explain how I got into knotting. Many years ago (early 1960’s) my father was stationed in Aden. We would often go to the beach in the afternoons, as the … Continue reading

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