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General => Chit Chat => Topic started by: CPO on January 31, 2016, 05:32:16 PM

Title: Looking for knotters in Ketchikan, Alaska
Post by: CPO on January 31, 2016, 05:32:16 PM
Hello,
I have recently been in contact with a Scout that I had the privilege of mentoring in the past.  He is now living in the Ketchikan, Alaska area and has discovered the ABOK.  He is interested in learning and producing some fancy work.  If there are any Guild members in the Ketchikan, Alaska area, please reach out to me if you are willing to meet with a potential new knotter in Ketchikan.

Yours Aye,
Jim Wolf
Title: Re: Looking for knotters in Ketchikan, Alaska
Post by: Dan_Lehman on February 01, 2016, 09:03:10 PM
The Wikipedia entry (yes, I donate $ to W.!) for Ketchikan
shows some beautiful setting!
And contains this note : "Ketchikan's economy is based upon
government services, tourism and commercial fishing."
It would be good if your contact can learn and provide
insight to the practical knotting & cordage usage of the
Alaskan commercial fishers --which might take well outside
of anything ABOK shows.  (And, he might by some
personal contact be able to garner some discarded cordage
for his own uses, practical & otherwise.)

Cheers,
--dl*
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Title: Re: Looking for knotters in Ketchikan, Alaska
Post by: Frayed Knot Arts on February 14, 2016, 05:51:45 AM
Louis Bartos, notable bald-headed sail-maker and Alaskan Curmudgeon Supreme may be able to help you out in your quest for Knotting Supremacy...
For sure, he'll instruct you in the many aspects of sail needles thru the ages, construction of a "Ditty Bag" and the proper method of seaming a sail, but most interestingly, a history of the Swedish Warship, "The Vasa".

lbsail@kpunet.net

http://www.marinersails.com/
Title: Re: Looking for knotters in Ketchikan, Alaska
Post by: KenY on February 14, 2016, 12:15:57 PM
Hello,
I have recently been in contact with a Scout that I had the privilege of mentoring in the past.  He is now living in the Ketchikan, Alaska area and has discovered the ABOK.  He is interested in learning and producing some fancy work.  If there are any Guild members in the Ketchikan, Alaska area, please reach out to me if you are willing to meet with a potential new knotter in Ketchikan.

Yours Aye,
Jim Wolf

Jim,
John Staley  (Halifax )is setting up a youth group for Knot Tyers, Jerry George Anchorage is an Exc Council Member, and should be a good link.  I would say flick this up on Facebook too, and see what yo get.

Yours Aye
Ken Y