Knotting

The most difficult part of a Turks Knot is the beginning.
The most difficult part of a Turks Knot is the beginning.

Knotting: Michael asked me if I could add some decorative rope work to the wooden tiller, to make it more comfortable to handle. I used to do a bit of macramé in the past, so knew I could manage basic knotting techniques, but Michael thought a Turk’s knot would look great.  After a bit of studying, I finally figured out how to make one.  The trick is to making it just the right size and I finished the tiller off with easy half hitches until I reached the knob at the end. Michael then removed the medal latches from the lockers which I replaced with decorative knotted loops.  Before I went any further, he reminded me that he didn’t want me to be tying the sheets into bows. At that point, I gave up my knotting endeavors.  There are several very good YouTube videos on how to make a Turk’s knot, but sometimes just seeing a quick diagram is all it takes to get you started, or remind you of how to start one. The toughest thing about a Turk’s knot is the beginning.

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