Friday, October 29, 2010

Violin clef (Treble clef) variations: Descriptions

This is continuation of article Violin clef / Treble clef (knot). I am interested in shibari art alias nawa-shibari. That is a reason why I write an article which describes how we can use rope for decorative purposes on human body.

My first article is about violin clef knot alias treble clef knot and his variations. 9 usefull knots used instead The Munder Hitch.

Article contains:
1) Violin clef / Treble clef (knot) - start here!
2) Violin clef (Treble clef) variations: Descriptions
3) Violin clef (Treble clef) - tutorials

Legend

measure of positive valuation; positive


"too much" or negative part of valuation; negative

green - my favorite
violet - problematic knot which misses usefulness

OVER - we cross the rope over, at start and when basic pattern is ready.
UNDER - we cross the rope under, at start and when basic pattern is ready.
COMBI  - I have combinated both under and over and under variation. At start we cross over. When we have basic pattern then we give it under main rope.

DIRECT - we go directly to hole (bight)
TWISTED - we go to the hole from opposite site. In the other case we need to make a twist of bight to get loop there.
TWISTED L - twisted to left. L means left.
TWISTED R - twisted to right. R means right.

single - we do one wrap
double - we do two wraps. The second wrap is decorative.

Notes
* Knot like UNDER DIRECT single is possible to use to tie a single fast bight (something like yu loop but single bight)
* Every DIRECT knot - not twisted - in real contains a twist which you do when you do first cross.
* Every TWISTED knot in real contains one twist more. 1st one you do at start, the second after you place basic pattern under or over main line.





Descriptions

OVER DIRECT single

Direction: right, down
Top look: When you have the loop prepared, then you need to put it over main line and start forming knot. Here depends on you what you do with it. You can give it shape that the working end goes down or crossways to right. The second is if incorrectly formed. That happens if you don't make forming but start with pulling working end. Default shape like on the picture: take the loosed loop of working end and make it paralel to wrap. That means you have three lines paralel like on the hangman's hitch. At first you pull the bight. Pull the bight and form violin clef shape. Then pull working end. That forms the default shape named violin clef.
Bottom look:
Simplicity: not so hard
Solidity:Be aware. Tighten. But pulling the working end makes you hard to untie!
Tightening:  pull working end
Unknoting:Loosing: pull the rope of working end in oposite direction.




OVER DIRECT double

Direction: right, down
Top look: Not bad, but not so nice. You must remember you need bigger bight because if you pull working end bight tends to go out and release the knot. You need to pull bight tight. The bight tend to be little. This can be an advantage if you want a little loop.
Bottom look:
Simplicity: hard - you must remember you need bigger bight
Solidity:    very good
Tightening:  tight hard the bight
Unknoting:Loosing: simple or harder



OVER TWISTED L single (side rope to right)
Direction: down
Top look: Forming is much more simple then with the OVER direct single. The twist makes the loop of working end going to the right place - to back. Then you pull bight. Last you pull working end.
Bottom look:
Simplicity: 
Solidity:
Tightening:  
Unknoting:Unknoting should be simple. You just lean out the two lines of working end. Bend it to right. It is loosed now and you can push out the bight.



OVER single TWISTED to right - Violin clef shape

Direction: down
Top look: Very nice. Turn the twist to right
Bottom look:
Simplicity: Fine. This is an advantage because of unknotting
Solidity:
Tightening: 
Unknoting:Loosing: very simple


Note: I reached violin clef shape when I exchanged direction of twist! So the useless knot (left turn twist) happened very nice useful violin shape!


OVER TWISTED double

Direction: down
Top look: Nice. The twist here means you turn the loop to right. There is no twist when you pull the bight through loop. You don't pull bight but working end!
Bottom look:
Simplicity: harder
Solidity:    very good
Tightening:  not bad
UnknotingLoosing: very simple


 


UNDER DIRECT single

Direction: down
Top look: You must remember you need bigger bight because if you pull working end bight tends to go out and release the knot. Strong pull the loop to fix the knot. If you have little bight you use twist variation because it's much more better.
Bottom look:
Simplicity: 
Solidity:
Tightening:  Strong pull the loop to fix the knot!
Unknoting:


UNDER DIRECT double

Direction: down
Top look: You can create nice lite bight but the look is not so nice like classical violin clef.
Bottom look:not much nice
Simplicity: not simple
Solidity:    very solid

Tightening:  You need not much to tight (by working end). If you have little bight, pull tight and unknotting harder
UnknotingIf you have little bight, pull tight by working end and unknotting harder



UNDER DIRECT double variation

Direction: down
Top look: This is variation. When you have a bight prepared, make a 90° turn to right. Then pull through loop.
Bottom look:
Simplicity: 
Solidity:
Tightening:  
Unknoting:




UNDER TWISTED R single

Direction: left, down
Top look: Nice and interesting. Turn the twist right to form violin clef shape at bottom. Note: Original note of me here was that I should make a turn to left. That is confusing to me. Left twist makes not sense here.
Bottom look: Violin clef shape. You can tie the knot to main line reversibly to get the bottom at the top position.

Simplicity: Fine. This is an advantage because of unknotting
Solidity:
Tightening: 
Unknoting: Loosing: very simple

This was with left twist:

Right twist photo with violin shape is not here yet.

UNDER TWISTED double

Direction: right, down
Top look: Strange big ball, that turns to bottom of the main line.



COMBI DIRECT single (over+under)

Direction: down
Top look: If the loop is formed pull the bight tight. This is over+under variation. Not much nice, but works well
Bottom look:
Simplicity: Simple 
Solidity:
Tightening:  
Unknoting:Loosing: Simple to unknot




COMBI TWISTED single (over+under)
Direction: down
Top look: not much nice, useless

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