Apologies if the new look to the blog startled you. I get bored from time to time and fancied a change. You probably think I'm meddling and should stick to the knitting.
I've always enjoyed whipping. Before you accuse me of a penchant for S&M let me hastily say that I refer to binding with cord. Oooh that sounds just as bad! Anyway the picture explains all.
It's the handle from Herbie's tiller which I have just re whipped as the old stuff frayed off. It needs to be comfortable to hold and not hold water. A bit of neoprene would probably be ideal but that wouldn't look very boaty so I used some cord and rubbed beeswax into it. I think if I did it again, I might try shoe polish instead to keep the colour. Come to think of it, I might put some on anyway. Stay tuned.
I'm sorry to say I didn't do the turks head knots at either end, although I do know how to do them.