An introduction to sailor’s “Marlinespike Seamanship” decorative knot-tying – which combines both form and function. Students will learn to identify lanyards, plaits, chains, sinnits, turk’s heads, mats, and hitching. You’ll learn a few great functional knots plus two of the most famous decorative knots. You’ll leave with your own Running Turk’s Head bracelet and a Monkey’s Fist ornament, great holiday gifts!
What you’ll learn:
This workshop covers vocabulary, tools, types of rope and twine, identifying various knots, tying some functional and decorative knots, plus resources to further what you’ve learned in this workshop on your own.
-Materials are provided
-Students are encouraged to bring their own scissors
– No experience necessary!
About the instructor:
Christy Georg is an Artist / Adventurer. She has worked as a deckhand aboard sailing schooners, thru-hiked the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail and 500-mile Colorado trail, and cruised the Arctic. Endurance and achievement drive underlying themes in her work. She has her BFA and MFA in sculpture and brings a 20-year career with dozens of awards and rich fabrication experience to MAKE.