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Knot Tying Meetings

Knotting Meeetings: Are held every second Tuesday of the even months (Wooden Netting NeedleFeb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec) The Club is open from 1900 for a 1930 start.

FAREHAM SAILING & MOTOR BOAT CLUB,

the club is located on the lower quay at Fareham. To get there by road from J11 M27 take the Fareham centre exit continue on to the next roundabout (market round about) – take the first exit onto the Gosport road (you will see the water on your left) at the next roundabout take the first exit keep to the left until you reach the Castle in the Air pub – turn right at the pub continue on past the car park on your left (you can use the this car park to park your car) to the Sailing Club which is the second building on your left.

Address:

IGKT Solent
FAREHAM SAILING & MOTOR BOAT CLUB
Lower Quay
Fareham
Hampshire
PO16 0RA

The programme for the next meeting is published around two weeks before each meeting and can be found on the events page (on the day of the meeting).

Contact IGKT

If you would like more information regarding “IGKT – Solent” or the International Guild of Knot Tyers in general, then please contact us via eMail: igktchrisX@Xbtinternet.com (Just remove the X from either side of the @ sign).

IGKT Solent Meetings

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  1. I hope that you may be able to help me, please. A few years ago a friend bought a new traditional style sailing boat, rigged accordingly.

    One part of the rig required a piece of rope to be joined to another forming a ‘T’ and had to be non-slip. The handbook for the boat described how to tie the knot and gave its name…both of which I’ve forgotten. Although I’ve been around small boats for over 60 years, I’d never heard of this knot.

    I now have a use for this knot on my own boat…do you know its name?

    Thanking you in anticipation.

    James Coleborn (Exmouth)

    • Hello James

      Many thanks for visiting this site. I do have a copy of the “Toss” Rigging Handbook, so I will have a look through that to see what is listed. If I can not personally find it, I will post your comments on the knotting forum and see what reply I get from that.

      Kind regards,

      John

  2. Hello, I have been looking to make my own tip cap fender and not that the DIY fenders book is not available from main book shops.
    Can you help in directing me to a copy ether printed or electronic.
    Many thanks in advance for your time and information.

    • Hello Stephen, thank you so much for taking the time to contact us. Can you tell me what country you are in, I will then see if I can point you in the right direction? JD

  3. Hi,
    I was wondering which cordage would be best to use on a bell rope and where to find it.
    Thanks and happy Christmas.
    Michael

    • Can you tell me which country you are in? Just makes it a bit easier as to who to recommend for your country.

        • Hello Michael

          OK if you are Facebook please feel free to join this group UK Rope Cords Tools Supplies https://www.facebook.com/groups/1751832295108044/ Here you will be able to link up with everyone else struggling to get hold of good cordage. Generally if you are looking for quality cordage you would need to contact Mikko Snellman. If you send him an email and tell him what you are trying to do he will send you the correct cordage for the job. He does also do bell rope kits, if you are still learning. You can contact Mikko via the FB page above or here is his site: http://www.snellman.ax/

  4. Hallo, can the monkey fist jig you are using be puschased or ordered through you,your advice would be appreciated.
    Kind regards T. Carver

  5. Hello fellow knotyer! I am enjoying you channel greatly! I am wondering if you could help on a certain knot idea: ending a harbor gasket with a ring at both ends. The harbor gasket can be found in Ashley’s book of knots and other books, but only show on end done. The knot is like a regular senior, middled around one ring, but ending securely around another is baffling. Please help and keep knotting!

  6. Hello! Having some issues with ending a harbor gasket with another ring : the work is started like any other sennit with odd-number strands which are middled at the first ring. So ya, could please help me figure this puzzle out? Thank you.

    • Do you have a photo of the problem? You can drag and drop a photo here: https://goo.gl/mQgf8E I also wonder if you are on Facebook, as there are a couple of nautical knotting groups there that may be able to help. I have located it in Ashley’s.

  7. Hello, I’m from the USA.
    I have several 50-foot watering hoses I must occasionally, manually, coil into 2-1/2 foot diameter circles. I have been securing the first end to the next circle of hose, to start off. Then coiling the remainder, then securing the entire hose with a single knot. I’m having trouble identifying which knot to use to secure the entire coiled hose, as each circle moves more or less independently of the others.

    I’m looking for a knot that will stay tight overnight, encountering either dew or rain. I tried a Bowline on a Bite, but that didn’t stay tight. That is described here:
    http://www.animatedknots.com/bowlinebight/index.php

    I will try the Nilsson Knot next, described here:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_BK3OFKGL0

    Thanks, Kevin

    • I am wondering if maybe if you were to use a Chain Stitch lashing: https://youtu.be/-DcDX7kY4fA The one demonstrated in the link is done on a straight line, but is would also work on a coil. It is fast to tie and even faster to untie.

  8. Please can you provide me with a private e mail address as I need to raise a serious matter that arose today that I am sure you will not want to be shared publically

  9. I am still awaiting a response or at least an acknowledgement to the serious matter I raised in my previous email.

  10. Dear John,

    When can I expect to receive a full answer to the serious matter I raised?

    Regards
    Bill

  11. Hi Tried to buy the red and green whippingtwine via Ebay
    They do not ship to Switzerland. Do you have the adress of the company so that I could buy direct from then ??

    many thanks in advance

    Fredrich

    • Here is their address:

      General Manager
      Sea Dogs, 25 Mereside,
      Osprey Quay
      Portland
      Dorset
      DT5 1PY
      United Kingdom
      01305 457500

      Hope this helps.

  12. Hi,
    I represent an activity scout camp on the IOW at Easter for approx 250 Scouts. We are looking to start booking activities for next easter (Fri 19th & Sat 20th 2019).
    Are you able to provide short sessions on knot tying as an activity for our camp?

    • Hello Ian

      I have passed on your request and somebody should be in contact with you shortly.

      Kind regards, John

  13. Hi,
    We are a Scout Troop of around 40 youngsters in Portsmouth- just getting into Paracord and Pioneering. Is there any chance of an evenings activity with yourselves to show the Scouts why we respect Mr. Ashley and the fun they can have with a couple of pieces of rope.

    • Many thanks for contacting us. I have passed your message on and someone should be in contact with you very shortly.

      Regards John

  14. Hi there, would it be possible to do some kind of bulk order for cordage from Phillip in australia, I wanted about 20 quids worth of cord to play with, and the postage was 15, I know it doesn’t seem a lot, but I saw your unboxing of his productsn and they look great, it’d be great to get hold of some here in this country. I’m sure others would be interested in a larger order so we could reduce the shipping costs. thanks

  15. Where do I find the pattern for the knotted bottle cover that you have pictured on Pinterest? When I click on the image of the bottle, it takes me to your website but I haven’t been able to find it on your page.

    • Thanks for visiting this site and leaving a comment. One problem that I have found with pinterest is that sometime very old photos show, but are no longer in posts on this site. If you are able to show me the actual bottle, maybe I can direct you to a good source of information on how to tie it? Or, if you are looking for any information on how to cover a bottle, then please do let me know.

      Regards, John

  16. Hi John,

    Thank you so much for replying so quickly to my request. I’m not sure how to send you a copy of the image I refer to but the bottle has a big round base with a short narrow neck and is completely covered with white knots. It is sitting on a blue tablecloth with a few other smaller bottles around it.

    I’m not so much looking for directions for that particular bottle but more instrutions on how to cover any size/shape bottle in general. I have no experience at covering bottles but have always been intrigued by the craft. Any direction you can offer is greatly appreciated! Thank you!!

    • Hello LLW

      Ah yes, I know the exact bottle you mean, made by a guy called Ben. (Sadly no longer with us).

      Ben used to use a couple of techniques, these two tutorials will give you a knot covered object. Rib Hitching and also Spiral Hitching Just click on either of those two to take you to the tutorial. You can also use a combination of these to form a pattern. Let me know if there is anything else I can help you with? Regards, John

  17. John,

    Again – thank you so much for your quick response. I am sorry to hear of Ben’s passing.

    Thank you for the resources that you provided. I will take a look at both tutorials to see if this a project that I feel ready to tackle. I will definately give you a shout if I have any questions. I appreciate your offer of help and your willingness to share your expertise!

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