James and I have been practising splicing, making eye splices in the ends of rope. For non boaty people, eye-splicing a rope means creating a loop by weaving the individual strands of a rope back into itself.
There's a good animation of how to do it here,and we wrapped the three strands in different coloured tape to make it easier to see the pattern:
This is James's finished splice
Coincidentally, my dad has also been doing some splicing, for a friend. Here's his eye-spliced loop, looking very neat!
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