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Mat Making Demonstration at the Wilson Museum

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CASTINE – Tim Whitten, who operates the Marlinespike Chandlery in Stonington, will be demonstrating knotted, ocean plait, mat making from 1-4pm on August 6th. Tim is a self taught master and is recognized as one of the best in the world among rope working peers practicing the fading art of decorative knotting. Seeing fancy nautical rope work in museums as a child made a lasting impression on him, but it wasn’t until completing a Ph.D. focused on fluid and thermal science, that Tim began “fancywork” in earnest. Before he knew it, he had a web site and was sending out more rope work items than resumes, launching his current profession.

The Wilson Museum is located at 120 Perkins Street, in Castine. The afternoon discussion is free and open to the public. For more information, contact 326-9247 or info@wilsonmuseum.org.

For More Information:

Contact Name: Darren French, Education Coordinator

Telephone Number: (207)326-9247

Website: http://www.wilsonmuseum.org

Email: info@wilsonmuseum.org