Subscribe to Make Magazine Today!
prolong-knot.jpg

I’ve seen this thing referred to as an “Ocean Mat,” a “Prolong Knot,” a “Ladder Mat,” and a “Sailor’s True Love Mat.” Whatever you want to call it, it’s a noble expression of the manly art of knot-tying, and this tutorial at the UK’s Scullion Enterprises will show you how it’s done.

More:

Sean Michael Ragan

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c’t – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.


7 Responses to How-To: Weave a rope mat

Your Thoughts?

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

  1. ehrichweiss on said:

    Funny this was posted, I’ve been learning the art of netting and learning different knots for the different materials I use. For example, the “netting knot” is usually the sheet bend but for nylon the double sheet bend is significantly better to avoid the knots coming loose. I’m going to be playing with the Carrick Bend today to see how well it works as well.

    I found a book called “Knots and Nets for Fishermen”(or something close) that is chock full of good information that isn’t really being taught at all these days.

  2. Sean Michael Ragan on said:

    Thanks to both of you for taking the time to point out some good resources. We all appreciate it!

  3. Anonymous on said:

    The “Ocean Mat,”  “Prolong Knot,”  “Ladder Mat,” and  “Sailor’s True Love Mat” Are all different knots that are used for mats.

  4. Anonymous on said:

    The “Ocean Mat,”  “Prolong Knot,”  “Ladder Mat,” and  “Sailor’s True Love Mat” are not the same knot.
    each of these knots are used to make rope mats.  If you would like more information on these and other knots, then I suggest that you consult “Ashley’s Book of Knots”.  This book is considered the authority on knots.

  5. Anonymous on said:

    The “Ocean Mat,”  “Prolong Knot,”  “Ladder Mat,” and  “Sailor’s True Love Mat” are not the same knot.
    each of these knots are used to make rope mats.  If you would like more information on these and other knots, then I suggest that you consult “Ashley’s Book of Knots”.  This book is considered the authority on knots.

Related Supplies at Maker Shed