Date(s) - 02/12/2013
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Des Pawson MBE, (Rope and Knot expert and Curator Keeper of the Museum of Knots and Sailor’s Ropework)
This brand new course from Des Pawson MBE, rope and knot expert and Curator Keeper of the Museum of Knots and Sailor’s Ropework, is ideal for museum staff or volunteers with ropes or cordage in their collections.
The course will cover how and where rope was made, and the history and identification of both natural fibre and synthetic ropes.
By the end of the course participants will:
- have a better understanding of the history of ropemaking in the UK
- know about the differing scales of ropemaking
have an understanding of the way in which cordage is constructed
- have handled various natural fibre and synthetic ropes, thus understanding their differences
- understand the importance in rope and cordage within the historical context
If there is time at the end of the session, there will be the opportunity to make a sample of rope with other participants.
Morning refreshments will be available but please make your own arrangements for lunch.
Bookings are closed for this event.