Table Numbers and What Knot...

We could do table numbers...1,2,3,4,etc.
Or we could do table knots....overhand, figure eight, slip knot, etc. to tie in with our semi-nautical 'rope' theme.

Even after a few google searches I could not come up with 15 cute 'knot' names - it's waay harder than it seems at first glance. So, I bought a book on knots....I know - don't judge. Yup, I am the proud owner of 'What Knot' which has 7 fun-filled chapters on tying knots AND 'the lure and lore of knots' (BONUS!). The part that really gets me is that I was super excited to buy a book about knots....anyways -

I found some cute 'knot names' for our tables:

Overhand Knot
Angler's Loop
Miller's Knot
Reef Knot
Surgeon's Knot
Buntline Hitch
Handcuff Knot (*Sweetheart table potential?)
Figure Eight Knot
Stevedore Knot
Clove Hitch
Midshipman's Hitch
Snuggle Hitch (*Sweetheart table potential?)
Butterfly Loop
Farmer's Loop

So I need your help! How should I display the table names?
A. Tie the knots with real rope and attach them to a labeled sign.
B. Illustrate the knot on a sign with a label.
C. Just write the name.
D. Forget the knots - just use numbers!
E. Not sure, but I am a knot guru and have another suggestion for you -

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Sarah said...

I would suggest using the illustrations from the book, and then including a length of rope/twine etc with which they can try the knot themselves. Or perhaps you could tie up the napkin in a bit of twine just for this purpose???

Newport Nuptials said...

That is such a cute idea! I liek the illustrations idea and agree with Sarah.

Kiana said...

I say either A or B. A, as long as you think you can tie the knots well so they're obviously different from one another. B, if you want to 'pretty it up'. And I like Sarah's idea too! Some twine of your colors at each place setting...

Mara (The Wedding Cabaret) said...

great idea!

Cyd said...

Um, I am totally in love with this idea, I think Sarah is onto something here. Fun pre-dinner entertainment!

Anonymous said...

Don't worry Sarah (et all) we had already planned to use rope 'napkin rings'. At one point I was thinking that I would tie the different knots from each table number on their associated napkins - but that seems like a lot of work and they probably wouldn't get set-up correctly anyways.

jessica lynn said...

love the idea....A gets my vote!