This grid of mine has , quite obvious to the attentive, particular
edges : some BIGHTS will
slide, either above on the surface of the knot or
under the knot. This is what (beyond the sequence rule) what
makes HERRINGBONE knot (no, not
Herringbone-Pineapple but true Herringbone Knots as in Standard
Herringbone knots) a bit tricky
to fair and to set.
This knot of mine is really easy to lay on the tool, it is a bit tricky
to take in almost all the slack to put it on its definitive support and
quite tricky to tighten.
You can easily make
by what I call the ' hedgehog method'. Can be porcupine ;-)
That is using cork board and pins.
Note : it only begin to shape after "doubling", that is
'following the leader'.
It is not utilitarian but as my paternal grand-mother used to answer my
elder cousin and me when we were a bit nosy about 'some reason why' :
" it serves to make you talk" (
"c'est pour te faire parler" ).
Guaranteed effect !
Idle conversation first class stopper
which is good for a conversation piece I think !
It is a Moebius or Möbius strip ring knot. ( Note : if you
delete the '¨' sign you have to put the 'e'. )
In a way that is "the function" of this knot : to loosen tongues!
I am not only joking, I am also implanting a seed in your mind : are
sure that the
dichotomy is utilitarian / ornamental but since
"tool" have "usefulness" and the
"meaning" should not the dichotomy be toward
After all are not "ornaments" conveying some "message".
Grimley wrote something about this : see
Franciscan's and Capucin's knots)
(see topic on handedness
where the Möbius strip is used to exemplify some notions)
This stone I found on a boulders beach in Brittany,
in (not at but inside the cliff
the bottom of
the cliff where lay the shore
line of some millenniums
There are thousand
" remnants of a shoreline".
This one I took because it was tainted by one
of the periodic "marée noire".
I tried some experimental methods of
cleaning with no success,
I then decide to "purify by fire".
Blowtorch went into action : it
worked but the yellow iron ore in it turned red.
Finding it to be a beautiful
geometrical thing made by Nature I enclosed
it in this
Easy, speedy and IMO pleasing to the eyes.
LAMP STAND AND
My son, Mathias-Charles, is an art wood turner and
some basics to his mother.
Here is one of her first attempts.
Having been graded to 'only ordinary' wood she created a tincture to
it less ordinary, but she was still dissatisfied with the end
result and was about to junk it.
I 'liberated' it and taking some flax (not that easy to get
I did my bit.
She was pleased with it , took it back and made a light shade to go
( a feature
particular to this part of south Brittany where rivers ,
they are named "aven", are somewhat
perpendicular to the
coast line. They 'slice' the country in small
patches, putting you at ease on a
south-north course but
making river crossing an obligation on other bearings. Just
http://maps.google.fr to visit )
The celebrated special
oysters ( not one of my photo - European
Oyster or Ostrea
Edulis) from river
- We do not only eat "frogs" but "snails" and "seashells" too !) come
river some miles
west of this small harbour of Doelan )
There I shot many pictures that
will find in Brittany September
Among these are this one of a
with what was to my eyes an arresting
KNOTS IN A PERFUME BOTTLE ( very narrow opening 8 mm and
cordage 5 mm)
Easy with patience, preparation and surgical instrument.
You can throw in with advantage the 8P
rule Proper Planning, Preparation, Procedure Prevent Piss Poor Performance
Planification Parfaite, Préparation, Procédure, Préviennent
d'une Pauvreté Pisseuse
A useful knot separating pearls
and preventing friction between 2 adjacent pearls
Here it is presented "flat and exploded", bunched up it is globular. Photo
francophones chercher monkey fist pour pomme de ligne de touline.
PALIMPSEST COVERING A CUBIC SHAPE (5cm x 5 cm x
5cm) no one seem to
have note important facts about MF here
SO I PUT THEM IN RED UNDERLINED AND BOLD
is something "evident as the nose in the middle of the face" as soon as
one try to blindly follow Ashley.
It has always be ( since years and
years and years I learned LA POMME
DE LIGNE DE TOULINE aka for short as
POMME DE TOULINE ) a "quiz" I
periodically set for myself (cannot
remember the "solution" so have to "find it again and again).
By the way Monkey Fist was rather stupidly translated as Poing
de Singe and now
it is how la POMME DE TOULINE is know by French knots tyers
utterly ignorant of
their own culture !
Which knot, easy and fast to throw, would
you use to cover a
cubic shape ?
is one way to make one
of the "harmonious"type.
There are probably several other ones but I am not interested at the
finding the answer to that. Another way.
I could find another with the same "hiding" of the passage between
fact, I think that part of the secret is : do your passage from one
to the next one USING
A DIAGONAL and NEVER A PARALLEL TO ONE
SIDE OF THE "SQUARE".
HERE ARE OFFERED SOME
GRID I 'INVENTED' on 2009 December 6th :
those diagrams use a Turk's Head cordage route or shadow (no mention
of the crossing, only crossing's existence is recorded ) but using a
PATTERN that is NEITHER Row NOR Column so PLEASE !
don't make the
egregious blunder some particular forum members do ( But then again
'au royaume des aveugles les borgnes sont rois') of calling them Turk's
Head. THEY CERTAINLY ARE
NOT Turk's Head Knots !
The coding if given was made manually ( pencil &
paper ) and
the HP48GX program TOTU I wrote and speak about in
several grids* are momentarily
"shut off" :
too much site aspiration going on, I
wonder why, from several different Europeans countries and US.
* if you are really interested you may try your luck and ask them by
mail. (contact sheet)
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