Round Thump Mat How to Tie

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 … Continue reading

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Old Rope Purchase eBay – unboxing – So Very Boring!

Old Rope Purchase eBay – unboxing – So Very Boring! I thought I would do a short video of some old rope that I purchased from eBay. Social Bookmarking … Continue reading

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Completed Decorative Knotting Projects That May Inspire You! #knot

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 … Continue reading

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Art of Knotting and Splicing United States Naval Institute Book Review

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Falconers Knot How to Tie (One-Handed Knot)

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Creative Ropecraft by Stuart E Grainger, Book Review

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Clove Hitch Knot How to Tie

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 … Continue reading

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Figure of Eight Knot How to Tie

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 … Continue reading

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Fisherman’s Knot also Double Fisherman’s Knot How to Tie

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 … Continue reading

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Monkey’s Fist Using a Jig How to Tie

I had a jig made by a guy called PJ in the States. Here is short video on the jig and how to make a Monkey’s Fist knot: Social Bookmarking … Continue reading

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Two Bite Turks Head Lanyard Paracord How to Tie

This is a short video that I made on how to tie the two bite Turk’s Head. In this particular case I have made a short lanyard, however, this knot can easily be extending to form a covering knot: Social … Continue reading

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Bosun’s Whistle Lanyard Knot Keyring How to Tie

Here is a short video that I have done to tie a simple keyring using the Bosuns Whistle Lanyard Knot Keyring. This is taken from Des Pawsons Knotcraft Book.         Social Bookmarking … Continue reading

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Common Whipping How to Tie

Here is a short video that I have done demonstrating how Common Whipping can be used as a covering knot:         Click on the video to start watchin: Social Bookmarking … Continue reading

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Moku Knot How to Tie

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

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Globe Knot Turks Head Cookbook Review Video

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

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Knotting Tools Video

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

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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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Decorative Lanyard with Paracord Making a

Lanyard Parcord

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

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NAS Maritime Archaeology Course: Knots, Bends & Hitches 2nd-3rd July 2016 @NautArchSoc

Lizard Bullseye

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

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IGKT Dorset Branch Inaugural Meeting

TS Pelican

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

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