Traditional Rope Splicing Workshop at the Rare Trades Centre

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Learn to splice a rope with Laura Goodin.

If a rope breaks when you’re out at sea, up in a bell tower, or out on a remote farm, or if you can’t afford a costly new rope, your only option may be to repair the broken rope yourself.

In this half-day workshop, you will learn two classic methods of joining rope ends together: the short splice and the long splice (if time permits, the workshop may also cover the eye splice), and when to use which one. It’s best to be prepared.

Held at Ballarat’s Australian Centre for Rare Arts and Forgotten Trades, a world-class facility dedicated to learning and preserving Australia’s rare arts and trades through a series of workshops, masterclasses, events, and residencies.

Content: Centre for Rare Arts and Forgotten Trades

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  • Actively welcomes people with access needs.

11 May - 19 Oct

9:00am - 12:00pm

Centre for Rare Arts & Forgotten Trades

Bradshaw Street, Ballarat VIC 3350

$160.00 per person

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