Synopses & Reviews
All knots are useful, but many can also be very beautiful. Here, Lindsey Philpott, expert knot tyer, sets out to provide the most comprehensive, useful, and attractive book of decorative knots from around the world. Readers will learn the materials, methods, measurements, and tools needed to tie dozens of beautiful knots. Flat knots, round knots, square knots, covering knots—you name it, and this book has it. From braids to plaits to sinnets, here are step-by-step instructions accompanied by full-color photographs for the knot tyers reference. Chapters include:
- Getting Started
- Purely Decorative Knots
- Netting and Woven Knots
- Turks Head Knots
- Knob Knots
- And much more!
Philpott provides a brief history of knotting, in addition to instructions and helpful images. Practical tips, like what materials not to use will advise beginners about the details of knot tying. Once you practice the knots illustrated in these pages, you can use the information to create your own individual style—and even some new knots! Handy reference book as well as a beautiful gift, this is an essential addition to every knot enthusiasts library.
"A comprehensive and beautifully presented book, which is really a work of art in itself." --Towpath Talk
About the Author
Lindsey Philpott is the president of the Pacific Americas Branch of the International Guild of Knot Tyers. He has provided forensic knot analyses in criminal cases and teaches rigging and rope work.