This is not a how to, I just wanted to show photos of my ditty bag that I made years ago.
Making a Ditty Bag
Making a Canvas Ditty Bag is a very personal thing. You may find that over time you will make a number of Ditty Bags. The main reason being is that when you first start out knotting, you have a desire to make a Ditty Bag (well I did). You then go ahead and make your first Ditty Bag and you feel very proud to have achieved that. Also at the same time, you vow never to make another Ditty Bag again! As you look at your new Ditty Bag, you remember all the blood, sweat and tears that went into making it. Not to mention the pain and the newly formed callouses that now decorate your hands.
Ditty Bag Showcase
For many people the Canvas Ditty Bag is a showcase of the knotting and sewing skills that they have learnt and put into the making of a Ditty Bag. As time goes by new skills and knots are learnt. Also the memory of the pain of making a Ditty Bag has long faded. So you feel a need to make another Ditty Bag, and showcase your newest skills combined with older skills that you still love.
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I now have 4 Ditty Bags and I get the feeling that there will be another in the near future!!!
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Ditty Bag Remembering the Cold War era
The Ditty Bag below shows a County Class, Guided Missile Destroyer, HMS Glamorgan. The Hammer and Sickle of the USSR, on the base of the bag. Knots used are; Cockscombing; Turks Head and Continues Crowning.
Ditty Bag Book
|The Ditty Bag Book teaches modern-day sailors the art form of hand-making ditty bags to use on their own seaward travels.|