DIAGRAMS (cork boards and pins) for some Knots
in mat form mainly.
easily uncomplicated and complicated knot (Mats mainly)
Ornamental or fancy
knotting diagrams for young tyers was the primitive intent :
in a few minutes
you can have the knotting all laid up.
Then you just have, and this is
"long" part of it, to fair it up!.
Fingers can be replaced by corks glued or nailed or screwed on a
Getting corks is easy and pleasing : have some bottle of wine
the cork!: French wine of course but certainly do not forget
Californian, Italian ones, some are among the best that can be drunk )
*** the Saint Sebastien or
Hedgehog 's method : pins on a cork board. ( see
...young tyers....well,young...in years, in spirit, in knotting
that sort of knotting, well... who ever care to have that label put
on to her/him.
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about use by
I know that what
follow is "evident" but I have seen much that
happened because "evident" was forgotten that I
do not believe in it
anymore and find better to "bring down open doors" if needed be.
No pins for
children under 6 (or even in presence of under 6) even
with adult overlooking.
Pins must have a
"handle" or "sphere" for easy handling
and the working extremity will be dulled a bit as there
is no need for a
very fine point with a cork board.
If you are prepared to change often
the board even wooden tooth picks can be used.
But whatever means be
- Each child should
be thoroughfully "trained" in the correct use of
- A strict order is
to be enforced : no pin in mouth or even the near the face.
- A careful count of
pins must be held : when giving them to children and when
taking then again
at the end of
session. The two counts, before and after should
tally. If missing pin : careful
search and if
not found then it might be
advisable to seek
- Cork board should
be placed on a stable flat
horizontal surface (
working bench...) and not "on the knees", child seated on a
chair and not moving around...
around" pins : they should always
be pinned on
on a cork when not in use.
Shows how the
the 'in the rope' knot can be quite different from it "structure"
rendered in a regular square geometry.
This is a pan-chan relation, an
endless knot, a Buddhist symbol
* NOEUD D'ESCARPOLETTE ( translate
as child's swing I think )
A rather old fashion name (
escarpolette is the old French name of 'une balançoire' ,
is a swing) for an old knot that I made a drawing
and a diagram
It can be found in do-it-yourself magazine of some years back.
It is in ABOK too.
* XXL BRAIDING IN A PUBLIC
playing ground for the children of Vitry-sur-Seine.
was inspired by Le Manuel Du Gabier.
is make-believe tar : I used BETADINE a modern iodine disinfectant.
For those looking out to find 'tar', 'Norwegian tar' look in
gardens" : this is used after pruning a tree or a shrub as disinfectant
and 'closure of cut' poultice. Beware
quite detrimental to skin in chronic contact : cancer, and it may be in
acute contact for susceptible persons.
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Hamel / Nautile -
Overall rewriting in August 2006 . Copyright renewed.
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