Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.
Decorative Fusion Knots: A Step-by-Step Illustrated Guide to New and Unusual Ornamental Knots Paperback – January 1, 2011
|New from||Used from|
See the Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
About the Author
If you’re the author, publisher, or rights holder of this book, let ACX help you produce the audiobook.Learn more.
Top Customer Reviews
Two things I really liked about this book:
1) The author starts each chapter with the basic knot that he used for his "jumping off" point throughout the rest of the chapter. So once you understand the Box Knot (page 20) you are then well on your way to learning the other 6 knots that vary from it. The same with each chapter.
2) The author covers a lot of ground. Here are the chapter titles:
Flipping the Double Coin
Opening the Box
Weaving & Tucking Bights
Strange Twists & Turns
Deconstructing the Trinity
Popular Paracord Ties
Petals of the Flower
Rolling Out the Barrels
Other Asian Inspirations
Knots for Lovers
Short & Long Sinnets
JD Lenzen teaches 60 knots that come out of these chapters. That's a lot of knots!
I do have one small quibble, but it may be unimportant to many who purchase this book. As neat as many of the knots are in this book, I would loved to have seen Lenzen demonstrate a way to USE the knots, whether in jewelry, display pieces, etc. As neat as his Triskelion Knot is, I have no idea where it would ever be used or for what. I would love to have seen, at the end of each chapter, a page of each knot actually used within a project somehow. Again, if you are merely interested in knowing fancy knots, then this aside has little importance in your decision to buy this book.
Finally, I am VERY happy with my purchase of this book, and would not hesitate to recommend it to everyone I know.
Many of the steps include, I kid you not, instructions reading only as "over, under, under, over, over, and under" showing a white rope throughout. The steps would be simpler if JD had bothered to do a little photoshop and add directional, colored arrows to the rope.
I bought this to have in my library and teach my apprentices but it's completely useless for a novice. Now I just demonstrate myself and give them the youtube links to practice at home.
Also note that you have to have medium-gauge stiff silk rope for most of these knots to work. In other words, for most, you need shibari rope. Don;t even try it with large guage or nylon/cotton rope.
Save your money and watch youtube videos which are much, much easier to understand. This book is only worth it to have on your shelf to impress people who don;t know any better.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love this book! It is full of pictures detailing each knot. I would definitely recommend
to anyone who wants to start knot tying.
Good read. Easy to follow. Recommended to anyone interested in fancy knot work.Published 1 month ago by Billy Scott
Love this book. It sleeps in the bed with me. Great photos.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
WOW finally found a book that is very easy to follow! Love it. Can't wait to try all the beautiful knots.Published 2 months ago by Spice the cat
Well explained, well illustrated, step-by-step guides. Tons of knot derivations that you won't find anywhere else. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Elise Russell