Rope and Knots : A Talk By Dr. Colin Byfleet and Artist Ed Crumpton

 “Knotting is not just for nerds!”

Ropes and Knots : A Talk by Dr. Colin Byfleet & Ropemaking Demonstration from Local Artist, Ed Crumpton

At White Moose on Friday 27th July, 6.30pm. (£6 pp) 

A talk about Ropes and Knots by Dr. Colin Byfleet, ex-President and current Treasurer of the International Guild of Knot Tyers. With around 1000 members in over 30 countries, their interests in knots range from arcane topological studies in mathematics to making a living making boat fenders and bell-ropes, and everything in between. Colin is both interested in the maths and science behind knots, and also their universal usefulness and attractiveness. So, knotting is not just for nerds – Colin’s wife, Jackie, happily knots usefully and decoratively with sticks – she knits and crochets.

Edward Crumpton’s ‘Mariners Way‘ knotted rope sculpture, commissioned by and sited at Exeter University, formed part of a two year project researching and responding creatively to this ancient walkway, which took mariners looking for work, from Bideford to Dartmouth and back. Edward has made many varied and interesting rope sculptures, always pushing the boundaries in his ropemaking and knotting skills alongside his painting and wood-engraving creative practice. “Knotting is not just for nerds!” A talk about Ropes and Knots by Dr. Colin Byfleet, ex-President and current Treasurer of the International Guild of Knot Tyers. With around 1000 members in over 30 countries, their interests in knots range from arcane topological studies in mathematics to making a living making boat fenders and bell-ropes, and everything in between. Colin is both interested in the maths and science behind knots, and also their universal usefulness and attractiveness. 

 

 

White Moose Art Gallery
Trinity Street
Barnstaple
Devon
EX32 8HX
01271 379872

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Ticketing and entry prices for Rope and Knots : A Talk By Dr. Colin Byfleet and Artist Ed Crumpton

Type Guide price
Single £6.00 Single
27/07/2018 to 27/07/201818:30 - 21:00

Road Directions

Approaching Barnstaple via A3125, cross over the old Long Bridge towards Barnstaple Bus Station on your left, bear right at first roundabout, taking you to Belle Meadow car park entrance on your left. White Moose is located two minutes walk from the car park's rear pedestrian exit.

Approaching Barnstaple via A361, follow signs to the town centre, heading towards the Bus Station. Belle Meadow car park entrance will be found on the left shortly after passing the Bus Station on the right. White Moose is located two minutes walk from the car park's rear pedestrian exit.

Public Transport Directions

 

By Train:

North Devon is served by the Tarka Line from Exeter St David's to Barnstaple. The alternative train route is via stopping at Tiverton Parkway and traveling the remainder of the journey by coach, bus or taxi. 

Train schedules from your local station are available here.

White Moose is approximately an 8 min walk from the train station to the gallery. Cross over the old Long Bridge across the River Taw and head towards the bus station. Look for Lumination lighting shop on the corner of Trinity Street and fifty yards along the street you will see White Moose written on a grey building on the corner of Higher Church Street. 

 

By Bus: 

White Moose gallery is situated close to Barnstaple bus station. Exit onto Belle Meadow Road. Cross by the traffic lights, passing Lumination lighting shop on the corner of Trinity Street, fifty yards down Trinity Street you will see the gallery, a grey building on the corner of Higher Church Street.

 

By Coach:

National Express operate schedules services from London, the Midlands and elsewhere to North Devon More information here

 

By Bike: 

White Moose is very accessible from the Tarka Trail (a cycle and walking route), which runs alongside the River Taw. Routes from Braunton, Fremington and Barnstaple pass through the town centre with places to lock your bike on the town square and outside the Bike Shed Cafe on the corner of Litchdon Street.

 

By Foot:

White Moose in Trinity Street is easily accessed from the town centre and is approximately a five-ten minute walk, all on the flat. The gallery is close to the Tarka Trail walking route.

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White Moose Art Gallery
Trinity Street
Bideford
Devon
EX32 8HX
01271 379872

Ropes and Knots : A Talk by Dr. Colin Byfleet & Ropemaking Demonstration from Local Artist, Ed Crumpton

At White Moose on Friday 27th July, 6.30pm. (£6 pp) 

A talk about Ropes and Knots by Dr. Colin Byfleet, ex-President and current Treasurer of the International Guild of Knot Tyers. With around 1000 members in over 30 countries, their interests in knots range from arcane topological studies in mathematics to making a living making boat fenders and bell-ropes, and everything in between. Colin is both interested in the maths and science behind knots, and also their universal usefulness and attractiveness. So, knotting is not just for nerds – Colin’s wife, Jackie, happily knots usefully and decoratively with sticks – she knits and crochets.

Edward Crumpton’s ‘Mariners Way‘ knotted rope sculpture, commissioned by and sited at Exeter University, formed part of a two year project researching and responding creatively to this ancient walkway, which took mariners looking for work, from Bideford to Dartmouth and back. Edward has made many varied and interesting rope sculptures, always pushing the boundaries in his ropemaking and knotting skills alongside his painting and wood-engraving creative practice. “Knotting is not just for nerds!” A talk about Ropes and Knots by Dr. Colin Byfleet, ex-President and current Treasurer of the International Guild of Knot Tyers. With around 1000 members in over 30 countries, their interests in knots range from arcane topological studies in mathematics to making a living making boat fenders and bell-ropes, and everything in between. Colin is both interested in the maths and science behind knots, and also their universal usefulness and attractiveness. 

 

 

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