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How to tie a "Figure of Eight Loop"

If you can’t tie knots tie lots

It is an amazing fact that in today’s high-tech world we can solve almost any problem via the internet or with some staggeringly clever gadget, but sometimes you still can’t beat a good, old fashioned knot! People have been tying knots to solve problems since the beginning of recorded history. Using a piece of rope, cord, string or twine and securing it with a knot is often a simple, practical and very comforting way to solve many everyday problems.


Introducing the 'Figure of Eight Loop' - one of the best-known and widely used loop knot. The safest & quickest way to form a fixed single loop at the end of a rope or line.

"Knots are vital to camp craft & creativity. It's interesting to learn how many people these days have forgotten how to tie a useful knot. It takes time, patience and practice learning knots. But once you practice them, they help to save so much time, effort and hassle. Knots have the ability to create new possibilities." - Yara - Wildeye Adventures



If you enjoyed learning how to tie this knot there are more to follow – we will be sharing another next week – all the knots and diagrams are from a handy and affordable pocketbook. The Pocket Guide to Essential Knots by Peter Owen (£5.99) or stocked or ordered to your local bookshop at no additional cost.


The Pocket Guide to Essential Knots will show you how to tie 21 key knots for everyday use: for home, work, hobby and play activities, indoors and outdoors. This small handy pocket book does not pretend to be a knot encyclopaedia, nor does it contain any knot-tying jargon or technical terms. It just contains easy to follow step-by-step tying instructions and possible uses for a handful of very useful and practical knots that should cope with most situations the average person will encounter. Many people know how to tie one or two knots, not always correctly! This book is designed to give you a few more options. By helping you choose the right knot for the job and tie it correctly, this book hopefully will make life run just a little bit more smoothly.


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