Names for knot Tiers?

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Names for knot Tiers?

Quest for fire
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08 Aug 2017, 21:27 #1

Hi anyone know of names for people whose profession it is to tie Knots? Any craft from those who make carpets to net makers.


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Hhop
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25 Sep 2017, 01:09 #2

While this does not answer your question; it is a quite interesting read:

http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/kn ... t-maritime
"You don't have to stop playing when you get old, but you get old when you stop playing."
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Quest for fire
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25 Sep 2017, 10:21 #3

Hhop,a very nice read I will knot into memory by going over it again.
I guess if a prestigious organisation like the International Guild of Knot Tiers call
themselves knot tiers then it is knot tiers they must be. It just seems so mundane to me.
Tiers are something you stick on your car,not what stops the world from descending into chaos. 😉

Maybe the word has been lost to history.
One that is expressed in code or hidden language. 🤔
A soon to be discovered bit of cordage with knots in it that are at first thought to
be a child's foolishness then seen for what it truly is.......................the secret to life. 😉

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P.S. 

I only know about a dozen knots but enjoy their use.
When in the Navy (not a sailor) we were taught the basics.
I could tie a hitch one handed. 😀 The instructor wasn't impressed. 😶
But then he tried and couldn't do it. 😉
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funnelbeaker
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24 Oct 2017, 18:15 #4

In Germanic languages it is Weaver, Weber, and other variations on the theme which appeared with the rise of the class of surnames referred to as 'occupational names'. 

I believe the name was applied not only to loom users as the modern connotation of 'Weaver' might imply, but net makers and perhaps families who specialized in other fiber art forms that involved knotting including perhaps knitters and maybe even cord/rope makers, but I am not sure about the latter.
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Robson Valley
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24 Oct 2017, 22:14 #5

There is one knot that you must learn to tie.  Put this one on your bucket list.
Eat a stemmed maraschino cherry of the sort that bartenders put in some drinks.
Using only your tongue, lips and teeth, tie a simple overhand knot in the cherry stem.
I think this skill is devoid of practical value
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funnelbeaker
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26 Oct 2017, 17:04 #6

Robson Valley wrote: There is one knot that you must learn to tie.  Put this one on your bucket list.
Eat a stemmed maraschino cherry of the sort that bartenders put in some drinks.
Using only your tongue, lips and teeth, tie a simple overhand knot in the cherry stem.
I think this skill is devoid of practical value
In some societies post-pubescent women of marriage age tie maraschino cherry stems into knots with their tongues to ritually signal their abilities in non-mating sexual scenarios to unmarried males of the warrior caste.  
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Robson Valley
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26 Oct 2017, 17:57 #7

And what a "wifely" skill to have!  I guess that I was too thick to notice.  Thanks!
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Quest for fire
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27 Oct 2017, 22:44 #8

funnelbeaker wrote:
Robson Valley wrote: There is one knot that you must learn to tie.  Put this one on your bucket list.
Eat a stemmed maraschino cherry of the sort that bartenders put in some drinks.
Using only your tongue, lips and teeth, tie a simple overhand knot in the cherry stem.
I think this skill is devoid of practical value
In some societies post-pubescent women of marriage age tie maraschino cherry stems into knots with their tongues to ritually signal their abilities in non-mating sexual scenarios to unmarried males of the warrior caste.  
Naughty knotting Nymphs. 😊

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Robson Valley
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27 Oct 2017, 23:25 #9

Maybe that's a sure way to identify a cougar?  I'll say no more.
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