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Learning the Ropes
An introduction to knots

Categorized as: Art & Galleries
Event tags:

  • May 5, 2012
  • 01:00PM - 03:00PM
  • $5-15

Description:

Join us in the sunny courtyard behind the HDTS HQ for a casual afternoon workshop on the knot, featuring three knot experts from varying backgrounds – a sailor, a climber, and a jewelry designer – who will share some of the many applications and interpretations of this age old practice.

Sailing Knots with Pete Broadwell

a sailing instructor and enthusiast (who also happens to be an Eagle Scout)

Climbing Knots with Jenny Kane

a Joshua Tree resident and climbing instructor, who also unwinds knots with massage therapy

Ornamental Knots with Paula Peng

an artist, musician, and jewelry designer, who creates amazing knotted jewelry at ambargris

And if you’re still not knotted out, we’ll have a knot “reader” available, full of additional references and readings, including a fascinating text on mathematical knot theory by Institute for Figuring director and science writer Margaret Wertheim.

Saturday, May 5, 2012, 1–3 pm

High Desert Test Sites HQ

6470 Veterans Way

Joshua Tree, CA 92252

(The HDTS HQ is located just off of 29 Palms Highway in Downtown Joshua Tree, right around the corner from Pie for the People and Revolution Yoga, one block west of Park Blvd on the north side of highway.)

Free (suggested donation $5–15)

RSVP at info@highdeserttestsites.com

www.highdeserttestsites.com