Friday & Saturday, September 22 - 23, 2017
Tom McClain was interested in knots and ropes at a very young age. He was fascinated with ropes enjoyed “rigging” block and tackle systems using toy pulley he built or found in science kits or plundered from toy construction sets.
Scouting provided Tom with ample opportunity to further his interests in knots. He joined Cub Scouting and then continued into Boy Scouting, obtaining Arrow of Light and the Eagle Scout rank, respectively. He excelled in the areas of Scoutcraft (Pioneering) and Handicraft (Indian Lore).
Tom served 9 years on Camp Staff at Seven Mountains Scout Camp (1987 - 1995). Much of this time devoted to work in the Handicraft and Scoutcraft areas. At this time, he was exposed to several nautical and decorative knot boards and a life-long exploration (obsession) of applied/practical knots ensued.
Tom blended his love of the outdoors, geology, and knot tying through rock climbing/rappelling endeavors which further expanded his “knot knowledge.”
Today, Tom continues his zeal for decorative knotting, climbing anchors/rigging, and has furthered his “studies” into the areas of braided leather/horse tack and paracord art. He is still active in Scouting and commonly found drinking coffee and tying knots at events.
Saturday, 1:30 to 4:30 pm
Instructor: Tom McClain
Participants will be introduced to basic knot terms. This knowledge will be applied to create a series decorative knots, placing emphasis on "flat-knotting.”
Beginners welcomed, no prior experience needed.
$35 class fee + $20 materials fee.
(Save $5 by registering by August 12, 2017)
To register, please go to the Registration Page.
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