Read about London knot tyer Terry Barns in Spitalfields Life

Spitalfields Life Terry Barns

Here’s another characteristically well made Spitalfields Life piece, this time about knot tyer Terry Barns, who says that the English language doesn’t really have a word for what in French is called ‘matelotage’. I think he’s probably right…

Barns has been inspired by two knot tying legends, Des Pawson and the Ashley Book of Knots , and first met the International Guild of Knot Tyers at a stall outside the National Maritime Museum at Greenwich – most likely during one of the traditional boat festivals that used to be held there.

My thanks to Malcolm Woods for spotting this one.

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