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General => Fancy and Decorative Knotwork => Fancy Knotwork Tutorials => Topic started by: Rrok007 on July 09, 2010, 03:22:12 PM

Title: Matthew Walker Knot tutorials
Post by: Rrok007 on July 09, 2010, 03:22:12 PM
Does anyone know where some really good MW tutorials are? For some reason this is the one knot I want most to be able to tye well, and just can't seem to get. I can do a 2-strand pretty good most of the time, but once I get to three strands or more, I just can't seem to get them. And for as often used as it is, I can't seem to find any good tutorials out there.
Title: Re: Matthew Walker Knot tutorials
Post by: skyout on July 09, 2010, 05:59:41 PM
There are several listed here:
http://pineapple.myfunforum.org/ftopic123-0-asc-0.php (http://pineapple.myfunforum.org/ftopic123-0-asc-0.php)

Hope this helps.
Title: Re: Matthew Walker Knot tutorials
Post by: skyout on July 09, 2010, 10:56:11 PM
This link allows you to click on a book and go to the Matthew Walker Knot.
Note: it doesn't work on every book.
http://www.google.com/search?q=matthew+walker+knot&hl=en&tbo=1&tbs=bks:1&ei=C5o3TPvjPIP-8AbA3fimBg&start=0&sa=N (http://www.google.com/search?q=matthew+walker+knot&hl=en&tbo=1&tbs=bks:1&ei=C5o3TPvjPIP-8AbA3fimBg&start=0&sa=N)
Title: Re: Matthew Walker Knot tutorials
Post by: skyout on July 09, 2010, 11:54:28 PM
Here are a few more:

ANIMATED KNOTS by GROG
http://www.animatedknots.com/matthewwalker/index.php?LogoImage=LogoGrog.jpg&Website=www.animatedknots.com (http://www.animatedknots.com/matthewwalker/index.php?LogoImage=LogoGrog.jpg&Website=www.animatedknots.com)

Don Wright's MK tut
http://khww.net/articles.php?article_id=116 (http://khww.net/articles.php?article_id=116)

Andy's World of Knots
http://www.marinews.com/Matthew-Walker-Knot-536.php (http://www.marinews.com/Matthew-Walker-Knot-536.php)
Title: Re: Matthew Walker Knot tutorials
Post by: Transminator on July 13, 2010, 11:13:09 AM
Hi Rrok007

Have a look at the video below. It helped me very much in mastering the Matthew Walker. I have recently tied one in 8 strands and it was a neat and tidy job using this method. In theorie it should be easier to tie the MW via the wall knot, but in practise, I struggled with it when having more then 3 strands. Now I always use the method below. Just make sure the next loop stays underneath the previous one, which includes tucking it through the loops underneath the previous strings. Give it a go. With a little bit of patience, I am sure you will get there.

http://www.gr8-knots.com/Matthew_Walker.htm

Good Luck
Title: Re: Matthew Walker Knot tutorials
Post by: JD on July 13, 2010, 12:28:48 PM
Ah yes the good old Matthew Walker knot. This one took me ages to master too!!!

I did it once and got it right, but then after that I kept getting a messy blob, where a masterpiece should be. After many trial runs I finally got it and could see where I was going wrong.

It is funny how it is such a simple knot to tie now, but a while ago it was beyond my grasp.
Title: Re: Matthew Walker Knot tutorials
Post by: JD on July 13, 2010, 01:02:43 PM
Just had a go at creating the knot...............I think I have invented a new knot!! Any suggestions what to call it?

(http://www.ridingtherhino.co.uk/Portals/0/Knots/Mess.JPG)

Going to practice till I get it right!!!
Title: Re: Matthew Walker Knot tutorials
Post by: JD on July 13, 2010, 01:16:57 PM
Just had another couple of goes and worked out where I went wrong.............I think it should look more like this?

(http://www.ridingtherhino.co.uk/Portals/0/Knots/Mathew.JPG)