The Ultimate Book of Decorative Knots

Every sailor knows that knot-tying is an invaluable practical skill. But many knots are also very beautiful. In this comprehensive volume, author and expert Lindsey Philpott shares his knowledge of this ancient art, providing detailed step-by-step instructions for hundreds of decorative knots, accompanied by explanatory photographs to show exactly how to tie each knot and achieve the desired effect.

The Ultimate Book of Decorative Knots is the definitive sourcebook, both for novices just beginning to experiment with the simple pleasures of knot and ropework, and for more experienced knotters who are looking to expand their repertoire and want to learn from the best.

Whether it’s a square knot, round knot, braid or sinnet, readers will discover all the materials, methods, measurements and tools needed to create their very own elegant knotwork and beautiful objects.

Lindsey Philpott is a founder and immediate past president of the Pacific Americas Branch of the International Guild of Knot Tyers. He is a rigger and teacher of traditional and contemporary marlinespike seamanship and provides forensic knot analyses in criminal cases.

Authored by Lindsey Philpott
Published by Adlard Coles Nautical
Hardback – £25.00