An example of an introduction
Welcome to this course on Advanced Lanyard Knotting (SUPAALK).
This course is aimed at those who have a basic grounding in knotting or, indeed, knitting and wish to take the subject further. Those intending to take Extreme Crochet at the Limit (SUPAECL) in year 3 are particularly recommended to take this course in the second year of their studies.
On these pages you will find presentation slides, lecture notes, useful links and some interactive activities. I shall assume that you are already familiar with the basic concepts of knotting. If you are unsure, please review the list of prerequisites below and take some time to fill in Quiz 1.
Ideally I would like to make these lectures as interactive as possible and you will be able to ask questions during the lectures. However, if this proves daunting to do remotely, please feel free to use the forum space in these pages to submit questions, feedback and suggestions.
Also, it would be nice if you could write just a few lines in the Social Forum to introduce yourself to the other people in the course. You can say for example what you are currently working on, why you have decided to attend this course, what your plans for the future are, and in general anything you want to share about your academic life.
Working individually or with one other person, please prepare a sample of simple string knotting - demonstrating at least two complex knots - and bring it to lecture 2 so that you can display it to the rest of the group using the visualiser.
In Section 4, you will find details of the course assignment. You are expected to write a short technical report on a novel application of lanyards. Please upload your submission by 15 November.
Looking forward to meeting you on this course,