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Ashley's Book of Knots is the encyclopedia of knots. It's been mentioned in the past I am sure, but since this topic seems to be dead I thought I might reinvigorate it. I first became interested in knots in the Navy. Here is a 17  strand French sennet, leather cord. The rose knot is my favorite.

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There was a "pirate festival" ( like a ren fayre ) in our village /town ( we are right on the coast ) this summer..lots of very neat rope work and knots there..many rose knots, loads of beautiful stuff..( and some very nice leatherwork ) I have some photos around, I'll try to find the some of knot ones and upload..they are not leather knots ( sorry , sometimes I canknot resist ) ..but, as a knot aficionado I think you'd like them..

Bretons are very very seafaring..knots are very popular here.


There were also some very good costumes, and some very good authentic food made from recipes from the 17th and 18th centuries.

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5 minutes ago, mikesc said:

There was a "pirate festival" ( like a ren fayre ) in our village /town ( we are right on the coast ) this summer..lots of very neat rope work and knots there..many rose knots, loads of beautiful stuff..( and some very nice leatherwork ) I have some photos around, I'll try to find the some of knot ones and upload..they are not leather knots ( sorry , sometimes I canknot resist ) ..but, as a knot aficionado I think you'd like them..

Bretons are very very seafaring..knots are very popular here.


There were also some very good costumes, and some very good authentic food made from recipes from the 17th and 18th centuries.

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OK..nearly 2.00 am Sunday morning here..so will be sometime during Sunday or Monday ( couple of cords of wood, I get mine as tree trunks around 3 to 4 feet diameter and and 8 to 10 feet long.. to cut shorter and split and stack Sunday, but I'll do my best to upload some "piratical" knots Sunday afternoon or evening ) ..

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 I just thought I'd mention that there is another book titled 'Encyclopedia of Knots and Fancy Rope Work'  by Raoul Graumont and John Hensel - Cornell Maritime Press, Inc.  that is a large quite extensive book on this subject. ...Dave

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thanks for that! had not heard of that one.

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10 hours ago, braider said:

 I just thought I'd mention that there is another book titled 'Encyclopedia of Knots and Fancy Rope Work'  by Raoul Graumont and John Hensel - Cornell Maritime Press, Inc.  that is a large quite extensive book on this subject. ...Dave

Several at:

https://www.abebooks.com/book-search/title/encyclopedia-of-knots-and-fancy-rope-work/

Tom

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Rose knots etc are on another HD,on another computer, so, I'll have to track down which one, they are not all indexed, we took thousands of photos as usual when out, but I was able to find these on this machine, the photos are still as yet unedited / un adjusted apart from shrinking to post here.

"knot yourself out"

Pirate Day 2017

La Pome de Touline..The Apple of Touline.
Decorative knot at the end of a cord ( approx 1/2 inch diameter cord ) usually formed around a small steel or iron ball ( to give it extra weight )..The other end of the cord was attached to the end of the "mooring rope" ( which was much thicker )..So the sailor could throw the "pomme" accurately to someone harbourside to then pull the cord and the mooring rope to a mooring ring or bollard.

La Baderne..The Baderne
Originally was made from old cords or chanvre cords , to protect wooden areas on the bridge and the rails from rubbing and impact by pulleys..Became more decorative over time..old badernes were placed as doormats in front of the entrance to the commander's cabin.

The Artist's panel was hung on one of the booths, the text translates as
"Buy from artists whilst they are alive, After it does them no good, and its more expensive"

The 18th century Costume is being worn by a lady who makes authentic recipes from various historical periods, she makes the food, her mother makes the costumes to match each period from authentic materials bought from specialist dealers in old rare textile etc.They travel around Europe changing the recipes, the costumes and the booth decors each time. Not leather ( I have a lot of photos of leather in costumes etc taken that day ) but for anyone interested in "Ren Fairs" ( 18th century is not "Ren", but they also do true Renaissance  recipes and costumes , we get a  lot of authentic renaissance fairs here in France ), I thought these costume shots might be interesting?

18th Century French Costume-Authentic Textiles Used front view-800x600.jpg

18th Century French Costume-Authentic Textiles Used rear view-800x600.jpg

Advice for Artist's Customers FR-800x600.jpg

Assorted Ship's Knots-800x600.jpg

La Baderne-1692-800x600.jpg

La Pome de Touline-1680-800x600.jpg

La Pome de Touline-1681-800x600.jpg

La Pome de Touline-1686-800x600.jpg

La Pome de Touline-1687-800x600.jpg

La Pome de Touline-1690-800x600.jpg

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Pomes de Touline "key fobs" ( like the ones I posted photos off in para-cord etc ) made from leather laces or leather cords..are a nice , affordable, quickly made item to add on a leather stand at "ren shows" or similar..especially with a little description as to what they are derived from ( anything "Frenchy" sells well, IME, "on your side of the pond" especially with the ladies ) ..You should be able to work out how to make the "knots" easily enough from the photos.

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those lil round key fob knots are called monkey fist knots used by sailors on the end of a line to give it weight for throwing. they were sometimes done around a small lead ball to add weight if the line had to be thrown long distances.  very easy to do...tutorials can be found online just google monkey fist knot.

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