Boats, bits and covers

I went out the other day to draw …. but my sketchbook remained firmly in my bag and I came home with a load of photos instead. I never know what is going to catch my eye when I’m out and about and this time I was seduced by the covers and fixings on the boats pulled up on the bank of the creek.  As I’m interested in how cloth is used in a coastal environment, the way in which this paraphernalia is used in conjunction with it is always an inspiration for my work.

An interesting looped fixing.

P1020155

Some good knots.

P1020157

P1020191

P1020161

A shiny shackle and several ‘joining’ methods.

P1020158

A good thick rope and some lacing.

P1020181

A furled sail with zig-zag stitching.

P1020184

Fancy studs (I like the verdigris and the imprints).

P1020190

And finally rust ….

P1020176P1020178 P1020180

and a few masts!

P1010897

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Boats, bits and covers

  1. shemann

    how interesting, even though I live near Lake Erie, I don’t get a chance to observe boats up close, love the knots, would be fun to learn how to make them- love the different shapes they make, the twisting and turning, thank you for sharing!

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s