On various occasions I have posted about my doing knotwork. I thought that with your most kind permission that I would show some examples of what I do. This is the handle of a common seaman's knife. The center is French hitched and it has Turk's heads as a guard and pommel.
In this photo, from top to bottom:
Cat o' nine tails
Another seaman's knife w/ lanyard. (Handle made of Alligator leg bone, with cox combing.
Walking stick, cox combing, French hitching, needlepoint and Turk's heads
Another view of the Cat O' Nine Tails. Strands are tarred as the originals were.
Cutlass grips that have been French Hitched for better grip when wet.
Remember boys and girls, as Granny W. would tell me, "Idle hands are tools of the devil"