Who needs a whole book on knots? Campers, anglers, and weekend first mates to name a few, and they would be doing themselves a great favor checking out this wonderfully illustrated guide to knot tying. Need a secure loop tied in the middle of a rope during your next camping trip? Bowline on the Bight to the rescue. Lash a canoe firmly in place atop your car? A clove hitch, maybe, though the smart move is to add one more loop to create the nearly immovable constrictor knot. Each knot is presented with step-by-step photos and concise instructions, and even the novice will be able to whip out surgeon's knots and Italian hitches before they know it--as this reviewer can attest! The chapter on braiding will be especially appreciated by home crafters. A fine little book Brian McCombie
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About the Author
Des Pawson has run a ropeworking business for over 20 years. He teaches and displays his skills at exhibitions, galleries and museums all over the world, and is co-founder of The International Guild of Knot Tyers. Des has appeared on radio and television and his work is featured in a number of publications including The Boatman, Country Living and the Financial Times. Des resides in Ipswich, Suffolk.