Friday, October 19, 2012

Turk's Head Bracelet

The OcraFolk School Sampler Class spent Wednesday sailing aboard the schooner Windfall II. Every year Captain Rob instructs the students about Ocracoke's seafaring traditions, including information about navigation, sea chanteys, maritime terminology, and knot tying. 

This was my annual opportunity to make another Turk's Head Bracelet. The bracelet on the left is an older version (I cut it off immediately after taking the photo). The bracelet on the right will last for many months, maybe even until next year.

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  1. Anonymous8:31 AM

    Found a fascinating tutorial to unravel the mystery of the endless bracelet. Will you be reading any Washington Irving Tales of the Supernatural during the spooky month of October? Perhaps the library has a copy of an Irving book to share with your grandson. (He looks like a Mini Boden model)

  2. Anonymous1:56 PM

    These bracelets intrigue NC Mainlander. The more I look at one, I can get lost in my thoughts. Someday, I would like to take this class.