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Hazelwood and Churchill (Victoria, Australia) local Girl Guide information noticeboard.

The basic Overhand knot.


To tie a rope in a long rope up into overhand fold the rope together until the rope is about a meter to a meter and a half in length. Now both ends are used to tie the folded rope up in a  over hand knot.

Overhand knots are used  when making a loop that will not slip as it is a difficult to loosen this knot once pulled tight. The Overhand knot is used .in the following:

  • Tying canvases or sheets down and holding an other knot in place ie by tying an overhand knot at the end of a rop, piece of string etc a second knot will have trouble slipping off the end of the rope,
  • Used also as tie holds on a climbing rope.
  • Used in beading and sewing to stop the beads coming off the twine or the sewing thread coming through what you are sewing.
  • Used to tie shoe laces up.
  • Used to tie two pieces of rope together …as in a fishermans knot [ aka a ‘kissing knot’].
  • Rescue work.
  • For joining two ends together

Once the overhand knot is learned, practiced and used the next step is on double overhand knot.

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April 30, 2010 - Posted by | Demonstrate, girl, hand, Learn, Plan and Lead, Rope, Uncategorized | , ,

2 Comments »

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