Sailor Craft Knots

Ancient Art of Knot Tying Rewound for Everyday Uses


 
Keith Hudson at the New England fishing docks.  So much line and so little time.

Keith Hudson at the New England fishing docks.  So much line and so little time.

The Knot Guy in Charleston, SC

I started tying knots in 1985 while working on off-shore oil rigs in Alaska. A few of the work crew started making Monkeys Fist key fobs and before you knew it, we were trying to out do each other with all kinds of knots and braids. This was a wonderful way to pass the time while on fire watch or when the seas were too rough to work on deck.  

At home in Anchorage I found myself fumbling with a piece of cord while all the time making key fobs, zipper pulls, bell ropes and Turk’s head bracelets. After 20 years in Alaska I have relocated to Charleston, South Carolina; drawn to the lowcountry by its maritime history and scenic coast line.

I have been a member of the International Guild of Knot Tyers since 1992.

 

 

As a member of The International Guild of Knot Tyers I am surrounded by Master maritime craftsmen who have helped me with all aspects splicing of line and knot tying and we enjoy sharing knotting techniques.