Knot Tying for Beginners

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What’s it all about?

Not sure about the difference between an overhand loop and a bow line? A cats paw and a cow hitch? Or even just a reef knot or  a granny knot?

Knowing how to tie a good knot is an important life skill, whether you need to secure a load to the back of your ute, if you’re adventuring on the high seas or just need to tie your shoelaces. We’ll help you tighten up your skills and tie up the loose ends in your knotting knowledge.

What will we cover?

We will be learning how and when to tie and untie some of these useful ones, including:

  • granny knot and reef (square) knot
  • half hitch and clove hitch
  • cow hitch and cat’s paw
  • overhand loop and bowline

Before the class is up you might even find out that you’ve been tying your shoes wrong all this time!

Who will be teaching?Clare bio

Clare is a bit outdoorsy and in the past has crewed on boats such as the Melbourne’s Tall Ship, Enterprize, working as a deck hand on luxury yachts and catamarans. The old saying is that “If you don’t know knots, tie lots” which is one strategy but she believes you should have a few others to choose from. At least be able to name and practice a few different knots, it can help while away the time (on long ocean going journeys) and also be used for decoration like tying up presents. She is also one of the Laneway Learning team.