January 14th 2013

For those of you familiar with Chris, you'll probably know this about him; he's genius at tying knots.  He's studied a bit of marlinspike rope work over the last couple of years, and has gotten really good at putting his newly-found knowledge to use.

He's made beautiful rugs, like this one for our front door:



as well as some other beautiful items around the house.

And so, for Christmas, I wanted to do a drawing of something he'd really love.  I decided to do a drawing of a sea chest becket; or what Chris calls, 'the highest form of rope art'.  (Nerd!)


The chest becket is tied using a number of different types of knot to create a beautifully decorative handle.  

'A fancy chest becket served as an outward symbol that the owner of that chest was a sailor who deserved respect.  The knowledge of how to tie certain knots was often bartered and only experienced sailors knew how to create such intricate pieces.'
- the Marlinspike website

6 comments:

  1. Okay WHAT! That rug is amazing! Holy cow, the two of you together have so many insane talents...!

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    1. I know, isn't he the most talented? I've been trying for ages to convince him to start selling them...

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  2. *_*

    You guys are a dynamic duo.......!!!!!

    Chris needs to start selling AAAAALLLLLL of his stuff!

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    1. Thanks Charlyn! ;)

      And agreed; he really should!!

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  3. Wow the rug is just beautiful! I agree there is definitely a market for knot rugs, you need to persuade I think! And you're drawing is pretty beautiful too!

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  4. I still really want one of those rugs. Chris's shop would sell out like crazy if he made those. But you already now that. :)

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