Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Knot Board

This is my first knot board. I spent a few hours making these small flat Turk's Head knots, including a Carrick Mat, and an Ocean Plait Mat. All were done with white 2mm cord. I then used rubber cement to attach them to paper and put that into a frame.

I don't think it looks too bad. Now I probably should make one with various useful working knots, like the reef knot, sheet bend, bowline, sheep shank, etc...


Ted said...


Great job on the board. I know you don't do requests, but have you ever tried any Celtic type knots or crosses? I really enjoy your blog.

Stormdrane said...

I've seen a couple of books on celtic knots, and the knots I've seen look cool, but I haven't tried any. I'll have to search around and see if there's any online info on them.

Ted said...

There's an old-school book called "Encyclopedia of Knots and Fancy Rope Work" (Raoul Graumont & John Hensel, 1943, Cornell Maritime Press). Was my grandfather's. You'd like it, especially the chapter on ornamental knotting, but it's not the easiest thing to learn from! :)

Alec said...

I just sumbled upon your blog, I think your work is amazing! I think I'm gonna get The Complete Book of Decorative Knots and start tying knots as a new hobby! Thanks for the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Greetings from Russia, Mr. Stormdrane.
My name is Andrey.
Thanks for the idea.
Look to my Knot Board with Mats http://stranamasterov.ru/node/638763
and Knot Board with Knots http://stranamasterov.ru/node/663966
and others my work http://stranamasterov.ru/blog/162407

Thank you.