Decorative Fusion Knots: A Step-by-Step Illustrated Guide to New and Unusual Ornamental Knots

Decorative Fusion Knots: A Step-by-Step Illustrated Guide to New and Unusual Ornamental Knots

J. D. Lenzen

Language: English

Pages: 112

ISBN: 1931160783

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Respected internationally for his knotting skills and clear, concise video and book presentations, J. D. Lenzen shows how to tie knots like no others. Just as origami figurines are created through the merging of different folding techniques, he creates new knots by combining historical knot elements and new knotting techniques. The product of this intermingling is what he calls a fusion knot -- a brand new genre of knot in a centuries-old tradition. It is rare for a knot book to feature even one brand new, never-before-seen knot, but Decorative Fusion Knots features more than 20 brand-new knots created by the author. Decorative Fusion Knots is the culmination of ten years of study, practice, and creation. The knots within were inspired by history, nature, mythology, and more. Many of these incredible knots have never been presented or described publicly, until now. Never before has a knot book presented a step-by-step format to tying brand new knots like this in full-color. Alongside fusion knots, this book presents logical and comprehensive instructions for a plethora of historical knots, including Celtic knots, Chinese decorative knots, maritime knots, and popular paracord ties. Each historical knot instruction is presented in step-by-step fashion. Each of the 600 step-by-step color photographs is accompanied with clear, concise instructional captions. Whether you're a sailor, teacher, jewelry maker, survivalist, general knot enthusiast, or just looking for bush crafts, paracord ties, a curriculum for students, or a fun way to pass the time, Decorative Fusion Knots is the book for you. With easy-to-understand captions and clear step-by-step photos, readers can learn at their own pace, review whole techniques at a single glance and simply lay the book flat on the table and follow along as they tie.

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and singe the running ends. 77 78 Decorative Fusion Knots Single Genoese Bar The Single Genoese Bar is what happens when you tie alternating Half Hitches around a doubled rope. A simple design that forms a strong strap, it is sometimes confused with the Double Genoese Bar tied with alternating Clove Hitches. Knot Components: Historical Knot 1. Branch a single strand of Paracord into two side-by-side bights. 2. Hook the right running end left over the doubled rope… 3. …around the back and

of the lower right bight. 4. Then hook it through the lower left loop and back through the bight. 5. Carefully adjust the knot until firm. 6. Flip the knot over to see the woven square. 87 Section 8 rolling out the Barrels 90 Decorative Fusion Knots Barrel Knot The Barrel Knot is also called the Blood Knot because it was historically tied into the ends of cat-o'-nine-tails floggers. In contrast to its gruesome past, the knot also makes a clean, tight bead for decorating a necklace

of the lower right bight. 4. Then hook it through the lower left loop and back through the bight. 5. Carefully adjust the knot until firm. 6. Flip the knot over to see the woven square. 87 Section 8 rolling out the Barrels 90 Decorative Fusion Knots Barrel Knot The Barrel Knot is also called the Blood Knot because it was historically tied into the ends of cat-o'-nine-tails floggers. In contrast to its gruesome past, the knot also makes a clean, tight bead for decorating a necklace

. . . . . 21 Olias Knot . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Harbin Knot . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Snake Weave . . . . . . . . . . 27 Dagger Knot . . . . . . . . . . 28 Celtic Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 section 4 section 8 strange twists and turns Pendant Knot . . . . . . . . . 48 Challenge Knot . . . . . . . . 50 Basket Weave Knot . . . . 52 Brigid's Knot . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Handbasket Knot . . . . . . 56 Rolling out the Barrels Barrel Knot . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Bloody Knuckle Knot

above it, at a diagonal. Section 5: Deconstructing the Trinity Hammer Knot During the era of the Vikings, miniature Thor’s hammers were worn around the neck for good luck. The Hammer Knot resurrects this historic symbol, allowing the creation of a similarly shaped amulet made of rope. Knot Components: Trinity Knot + Snake Weave + Circled Opposing Loops 1. Begin by tying a Trinity Knot. 2. Stretch the bottom loop of the Trinity Knot out about two inches. 3. Reverse the over under tuck of the

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