Sailmaker's whipping

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  1. Open the lay of the rope and place a loop of twine around one strand. Relay the rope.
  2. Hold the loop down with one hand, leaving the short end free. With the long end of the twine make tight turns around the rope, close together, towards the end of the rope.
  3. Raise the loop and slip it over the end of the strand it is around. Pull the short end to tighten. Join the ends of the twine with a Reef Knot.
  4. Trim the end of the sharp knife and rub with wax.