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Square Knot Mat

Below is my first attempt at making a “Square Knot Mat”. I used 8mm rope and made 4 passes around the pattern. It took me about 20 minutes to get it looking like in the photograph.
It is possible to make the mat with a single piece of rope but I struggled to get the turn at the end of the pass looking right so opted to use separate lengths for each.
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Square Knot Mat

Square Knot Mat

Ocean Plait Mat

Below is my first attempt at making a “Ocean Plait Mat”. I used 8mm rope and made 4 passes around the pattern. Click here to view my knots page.

Ocean Plait Mat

Ocean Plait Mat

Carrick Knot Mat

Below is my first attempt at making a “Carrick Mat”. I used 8mm rope and made 5 passes around the pattern. I made a second mat using the same pattern so I have a set of table place mats. Click here to view my knots page.

Carrick Mat

Carrick Mat

Monkey’s Fist Juggling Balls

Several weeks ago I purchased a doorstop made using the “Monkey’s Fist” knot from the Chatham Historical Dock and became rather intrigued by this decorative knot. Using the “Animated Knots” App that I purchased for my Smartphone I taught myself how to tie this knot and have managed to create 3,4,5 and 6 strand versions. The knot looks best when a ball is placed inside the knot. The photo below shows three overtightened “Monkey’s Fists” which make great juggling balls.

Monkey's Fist Juggling Balls

Monkey’s Fist Juggling Balls

Jonathan Tolhurst

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Based in London, my interests include photography, kayaking, paddle boarding, electric unicycling, teepees, robotics, programming, databases, informatics and pharmacy.

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