EXPERT KNOT TYER GEOFFREY BUDWORTH PRESENTS A CLEAR, VISUAL GUIDE TO ANY KNOT YOU'LL EVER NEED
No matter what their intended purpose, knots must be taut, strong, and easy to remember. The Ultimate Book of Everyday Knots teaches anyone the best way to tie reliable, workable knots, handy for fishing, boating, climbing, crafts, household uses, and everything else. Tying knots may seem like a tough undertaking that requires a great deal of memorization, but in this book, simple knots are the basis of more elaborate knots as the various bends, hitches, and loops are cleverly grouped together according to appearance or layout. This beautifully illustrated, full-color guide unties the mysteries of more than eighty knots and includes sections on:
- OVERHAND KNOTS
- FIGURE OF EIGHT KNOTS
- BOWLINES & SHEET BENDS
- CROSSING KNOTS
- AND OTHER USEFUL KNOTS
Climbers will feel safer knowing that they have tied the perfect Water or Tape knot, home decorators will enjoy trying their hand at the beautiful and elaborate Chinese Cloverleaf, and fisherman will fight big fish with more confidence. The knots within can be used for flying kites, firefighting, scuba diving, archery, and other everyday uses. Color photographs depict every step, taking the guesswork and confusion out of what the knots should really look like. Filled with fascinating "knot lore" - explaining the history of knots and knotting - The Ultimate Book of Everyday Knots is the perfect guide for anyone wishing to learn advanced knotting techniques, whether for practice use or just for fun. So grab a piece of rope, sit back, and enjoy!
GEOFFREY BUDWORTH is the co-founder of the International Guild of Knot Tyers. He is recognized as the world's leading authority on knots and has written more than a dozen books on the subject.