The Thump Mat is not only decorative but also practical. On-board ships it was used to protect the decks in areas of heavy work and to deaden sound if something was dropped on the deck. Smaller versions of the thump mat also make decorative coasters for pots or cups.
Completed Decorative Knotting Projects That May Inspire You! I thought I would do a video on some of the projects that I have already completed. This includes; cat of nine tails, ditty bags, Turks head, star knot, Lanyard knot, wall knot, Crown knot and globe knots.
A very quick short video on how to tie the clove hitch knot. A fast and easy way to secure a line to a stanchion or pole. This knot is often used to temporarily secure a fender over the side of a boat. Unfortunately this knot is not totally secure and the knot can come undone if the loaded end is in motion. A more reliable knot in this case would be a round turn and two half hitches. However, for short term use the Clove Hitch is adequate.
How to tie the figure of eight knot. From the Knot Book, written by Geoffrey Budworth and Nic Compton……”The essential knot to prevent a sheet of halyard running through a block, the figure-of-eight also forms the basis of many other fancier knots. It differs from an overhand knot in that the ends emerge from the knot parallel to each other, rather that at angles. It is so much less likely to seize up when tightened.
This is a great knot for joining two pieces of cord or rope of the same size. This is a very strong knot, but the downside is that it can be difficult to undo. This knot is also great for making necklaces adjustable.
The Fisherman’s Knot also known as the Englishman’s Knot, True-Lovers Knot, Waterman’s Knot and Water Knot.
Basically the Moku knot is similar to French Hitching or French Whipping, except that there are two cord tied in opposite directions. Here is a short video on how to tie the Moku knot. This makes an excellent covering knot: … Continue reading →
I thought I would do a short video on the Globe Knot Turks Head Cookbook I have also placed a link to Don Burrhus website at the bottom of this page and also on my YouTube channel. http://www.knottool.com/index.html Social Bookmarking … Continue reading →
I have put together a short video on knotting tools, actually it’s really a delve into my ditty bags and see what tools I have. If you are looking for a post that deals with all knotting tools then I … Continue reading →
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 →
Fancy Lanyard I can take no credit at all for the design of this Lanyard, this is one of Des Pawson’s projects, from his book which can be purchased from this page: Des Pawson’s Knot Craft I did however follow … Continue reading →
Venue: Fort Cumberland, Portsmouth Tutors: Ken Yalden and others from the International Guild of Knot Tyers Course Aims and Objectives: Participants will be able to transfer the theory of knot tying to ‘hands on skills’, ranging from basic knot tying, … Continue reading →
On the 14 October the Dorset Branch of the International Guild of Knot Tyers held its first ever meeting on-board the wonderful Tall Ship Pelican. The Solent Branch of the IGKT had a stand at this years Waterfest in Weymouth. … Continue reading →