Rug Hooking: Australia's "lost" traditional rugcraft
How to build a Tall Ship: “Tenacious”
Hooking a Waldoboro-style wall-hanging of the Tall Ship Tenacious was a daunting project on a number of levels. This ship is one of only two tall ships (the other is the Lord Nelson) in the world that have been especially built to be sailed by disabled sailors. The ships are owned and managed by the Jubilee Sailing Trust (a charitable organisation) out of the UK and the ships are “at home” in Southhampton, GB.
My brother-in-law sails as an able-bodied sailor on both these ships and in 2013, the Lord Nelson will be in Sydney, Australia 3-11 October for the International Fleet Review of the Royal Australian Navy.
So…my challenge started! I don’t know anything about sailing and I had the rigging wrong at first and had to rework the piece several times. If you are interested in seeing how I built my first Tall Ship have a look below:
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