Knowing which knot to use when and how to tie it can mean the difference between safety and danger or a dry or wet night camping. A well-tied knot is not only a safeguard, but also a thing of beauty. 40 Knots and How to Tie Them presents the essential knots, from classic sturdy, strong knots—including Bowline, Sheepshank, Pile Hitch, and Truckers Dolly—to the decorative. Instructions on tying each knot are shown in crystal-clear, hand-drawn diagrams, and its uses plainly explained. A perfect gift for the novice or the seasoned expert, each chapter contains a project to practice knots, including a bracelet, coaster, woven mat, and hammock.
Lucy Davidson is a graphic designer and illustrator who creates beautiful weaves, runs workshops, and is the creator of a popular craft and design blog, Peas and Needles. She lives in Brighton, England.
Hardcover, 144 pages.
5.31 x 7.28 inches.
Princeton Architectural Press.
Nest Notes: The great thing about this book is that it can grow with you, as even children as young as first grade can begin with one or two of the different knots, and then gradually one might introduce more to their practice and knowledge. Easy to follow diagrams, very pleasing to learn with, step-by-step. Practical knots for outdoors, for crafting, and even then overlapping with or leading into macrame and weaving know-how. The projects at the end help put the skills to use with pride.