Knots and ropework have held civilization together for millennia. While they can seem arcane in a world of zippers and zip ties, knotted rope remains an adaptable and resilient technology. Join artist and ship modeler Frank Hanavan for some history of rope and knots and learn to do a few knots you may find really useful in daily life.
- Frank Hanavan’s artwork
- The Ashley Book of Knots (1944) – Read at Archive.org
- The Kedge-Anchor or Young Sailors’ Assistant (1852) – Read at Archive.org
- Brion Toss, author of The Complete Rigger’s Apprentice (1997)
- The Museum of Knots and Sailors’ Ropework
- The Five Essential Knots (according to Frank): clove hitch, rolling hitch, bowline, sheet bend, reef (square) knot