Practical Knots: The Essential Step-By-St...

Practical Knots: The Essential Step-By-St...

By Geoffrey Budworth

  • Release Date : 2011-08-18
  • Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
  • FIle Size : 49.71 MB
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Practical Knots: The Essential Step-By-St... A comprehensive guide to simple knots and basic rope work covering 90 different knots, bends, hitches, loops and braids. Throughout the book clearly written instructions and an amazing 630 close-up photographs show every stage of every knot in perfect detail to guarantee clarity and successful results every time. There are knots for every kind of use – general purpose, angling and fishing, boating and sailing, caving and climbing, and outdoor pursuits. 
Different cords and ropes are discussed, with a table charting the breaking strengths of each and information on the broad range of natural and synthetic materials available, and which are best suited for individual jobs. Helpful advice is also included on cutting and sealing ropes, the tools and materials required for each job, and how to keep your ropes in perfect condition. 
The author, Geoffrey Budworth, has been closely associated with the art, craft, science and philosophy of tying knots for more than 50 years. He is a prolific writer and an influential name on the knotting scene. In 1982 he co-founded the International Guild of Knot Tyers and is a past President of the Guild, as well as a frequent contributor to its quarterly magazine, Knotting Matters. 
Whether you are an eager beginner or lifelong devotee of the art of knot tying this practical book will be an indispensable guide.


  • practical knots: the step-by-step handbook

    By carrotandstick
    really brilliant, every kind of knot you can imagine, showing how to do it in really clear pictures - got if for my son's scouting knot badge, he was so impressed thought should pass the message on
  • Very clear and expertly shown

    By cookbookboy
    Everything is so clear with the step by step photography - this is practical and useful but also a real pleasure to see all the stages so clearly. I have other knot books but I think this definitely is the best because of the photography and the author is so knowledgeable.
  • Practical Knots

    By Allotment Lady
    What a great book. Pictures are amazing and make it really easy to tie the knots. I love all the historical bits of information about each knot - really interesting stuff.