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Does anyone have any knot-tying resources (book, video, or website) that have really clear pictures/instructions for left-handed folks?

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PostIcon Posted on: Sep. 18 2012, 11:49 am Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

I'm a lefty and I've always tied knots the "normal" way.  Most knots require  motions with each hand and I haven't noticed much difference in the dexterity required between them, so I don't feel like handedness is a big factor in tying knots.
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I'm with BigLoad.  I just tie knots the way the righties do.  

Now, knitting and crochet--yeah, that needs to be done in reverse.


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I should probably mention that when reading about knots, I only pay attention to where the line goes next.  I don't really know if I'm doing the same thing with my hands as a right-handed person, but I get the same result.
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I have been trying that with little success.  Something's just not clicking for me.  It's particularly frustrating for me because I have forced myself to learn how to do many things right-handed but this is just eluding me.  
   
lol I'm almost 41yrs old and my mother still gets a chuckle out of the fact that according to her I tie my shoes "backwards".
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I don't suppose any amount of practice will undo a lifetime of shoe-tying habit.  :laugh:   I think I tie my shoes backwards, too, but not my tie.  The difference is probably that I was a couple years older when I learned the latter.
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On reflection, most of the knots I know I learned from a live human, not a book. Maybe I could get a book and see how it works for me and if I can offer any tips.

By tying the shoe backwards does she mean you hold a loop in the right hand and wrap with the left?


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I'm not sure this place would have anything on knot tying but as a left handed teacher I use it,

http://www.anythinglefthanded.co.uk/teacher....L4.dpbs

and I have a real advantage on some things, when facing right handed students, instead of seeing how I see the knots, or scissor or pencil grip, they see how they should see it, so maybe facing a right hand teacher and having them walk you through it would be all you need.


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I'm also a lefty and have always done things the "regular" way as well. But I can't say that it doesn't pose any challenges because it's the only way I've ever done it, for all I know it's much more difficult to do lefty but I have no other experience to compare it to.

For years and years I wondered what the big deal is with left-handed scissors, just a gimmick I thought. Until I finally tried some. So you never know.

What if you took the still images that explain knot-tying steps, pulled them into a photo editor and created a mirror image reverse of them?


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