By Lindsey Philpott
- Getting Started
- Purely ornamental Knots
- Netting and Woven Knots
- Turk’s Head Knots
- Knob Knots
- And a lot more!
Philpott presents a short heritage of knotting, as well as directions and invaluable photographs. sensible advice, like what fabrics to not use will suggest novices concerning the information of knot tying. when you perform the knots illustrated in those pages, you should use the knowledge to create your individual person style—and even a few new knots! convenient reference booklet in addition to a stunning present, this can be a vital addition to each knot enthusiast’s library.
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PREFACE v preface functional knots (and books approximately find out how to tie and use them) are more often than not present in the corporate of sailors, campers, mountaineers, rock-climbers, fishermen, firefighters, rescue staff, linesmen, riggers, and others who on a regular basis use line for paintings or rest. Many books of knots comprise a few decÂ�oraÂ�tive knots. notwithstanding, books completely approximately ornamental knots from worldwide are challenging to discover. The Encyclopedia of Knots and Fancy Rope paintings by means of Graumont and Hensel (1939) was once most likely the 1st huge e-book in English to categorise ornamental and practical knots jointly in a single quantity. it's a unmarried quantity containing 311 black-and- Frontispiece from Graumont & Hensel’s Encyclopedia of Knots and Fancy Rope paintings, released by way of Cornell white photographic plates illustrating knots and trying to describe their building. The book’s price as a reference paintings is obvious to people who have a few mastery of knots and knotting. Following the e-book of Graumont & Hensel’s Encyclopedia, Clifford W. Ashley wrote the a little bit encyclopedic Ashley booklet of Knots (1944), identified to knotters as ABOK or the “bible of knots”. It includes 3,854 knots and knot descriptions and greater than 7,000 drawings ready through Ashley himself – no suggest feat due to the fact that international struggle II used to be now not but over and paper used to be scarce! in view that that point, there was no unmarried paintings accumulating ornamental knotting from assorted cultures world wide, a void I now desire to partly fill. during this ebook i'm hoping to proportion my ardour for ornamental knotting via instructing you ways to make such knots your self. supplied listed below are step-bystep directions, illustrated with pictures. If I reach this endeavour, the reason for this is that you've joined with me in seeing the general trend and experience of the knot, aided by way of pictures exhibiting severe phases of their development. the place i don't meet your expectancies, I welcome your suggestions for additional and destiny advancements at www. theknotguy. com. whereas there are numerous special types during which ornamental knots will be formed, this publication will concentration strictly at the use of twine, heading off different parts of adornment that depend on knotting, like beadwork, embellishes, or pearls. i've got attempted to incorporate as many varieties of ornamental knots as are identified. notwithstanding, i can't describe each ornamental knot; the craft is consistently evolving, and so as a substitute i've got tried to categorise ornamental knotting by way of the fashion of knotting, thereby allowing you in finding which sort such a lot appeals on your sensibilities. I then supply details in regards to the historical past and development of a few better-known knots of every type. The record of knots is, in fact, incomplete vi t h e u l ti m ate b ook o f ornamental knots simply because no unmarried publication might be able to successfully express all ornamental knots which may be made. There are as many classifications of ornamental knots as there are person knots. To simplify issues, i've got categorized knots into the next basic varieties: Flat knots Braids & Plaits Sinnets masking Knots in simple terms ornamental Netting and Woven Turk’s Head Knob Knots at the start of this booklet I offer a short historical past of knotting.