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Decorative Knot Tying Workshop
April 29 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
An introduction to sailor’s “Marlinespike Seamanship” decorative knot-tying – which combines both form and function. Covering knots were used historically to protect blown-glass fishing net floats and ceramic jugs of water. Many variations of hitching have embellished handrails, ladder rungs, mug handles, and the ship’s tiller.
We’ll practice lanyards, plaits, chains, sinnits, turk’s heads, mats, and hitching. You’ll leave with your own Running Turk’s Head bracelet and a Monkey’s Fist ornament.
What you’ll learn:
This workshop covers vocabulary, tools, rope and twine identification, tying of many knots, plus techniques and 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.