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Des Pawson's Knot Craft: 28 Ropework Projects Paperback – 20 Dec 2006


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  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Adlard Coles Nautical (20 Dec 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0713681500
  • ISBN-13: 978-0713681505
  • Product Dimensions: 13.8 x 0.6 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,137,506 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A treasure trove of recipes for making a huge variety of items from rope."
-- Gaffers Log

'This book's intention is to give a craftsman the confidence to start making things with knots...a worthy read for anyone with an interest in knot craft for either work, pleasure or both.' -- Maritime Journal (November 2007)

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"A treasure trove of recipes for making a huge variety of items from rope."

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Miss AC HIll on 1 Nov 2003
Format: Paperback
This is very helpful. Has a wide selection of knots and will provide you with many new ideas.
The illustrations were particularly clear and useful. You should definitely buy it. A very good book on an interesting handicraft, well done to the author and particularly the illustrator.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By S. Genochio on 26 Feb 2009
Format: Paperback
This book is simultaneously fantastic and deeply disapointing.

As it states, it is a "recipe book". This means that whilst it's very good at giving you ideas of how to put knots together to create keychains, whips, fenders, etc, it is not that good at showing you how to tie the individual knots.

In the same way as a recipe book might show you how to put ingredients together to bake a cake, but it won't show you how to make flour.

The book gave me lots of ideas, and has got me making lots of things that I wouldn't have thought I could make. However, as the instructions and illustrations (I feel the book would benefit enormously from photographs or colour illustrations) are often lacking, I usually have to refer to other books and online resources in order to make sense of them.

A good example of this is the star knot. Hervey Garret Smith, in
The Marlinspike Sailor, gives 5 or 6 step-by-step illustrations, plus two full pages of text on how to tie the knot. But he doesn't give much in terms of ideas on what to make with the knot. Des Pawson, on the other hand, uses, I believe, two illustrations which amalgamate numerous steps, and a scant couple of paragraph for the same knot - but he goes on to give quite a few different uses and projects for the knot.

Another complaint is its length; the book is very short, and a good deal of the bvook seems to be taken up with making fenders. How many fenders do we need to know how to make, honestly? Couldn't we have had a bit more content for this price?
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Bobb The Microbe on 9 Mar 2006
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This is a good book for beginner hobbyist, or are looking for ideas. However if you are already an expert at knots, this book wouldn't be of much help to you. Get Ashley's instead!! This book has provided me with many hours of educational fun, and also many ideas for christmas presents, at a time when I cannot afford to get more expensive presents, I just made everyone key rings!! I recommend this book to everyone who has an interest in knots, and would like some new ideas!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Randi Jorgensen on 19 Jan 2009
Format: Paperback
Very good book if you want some projects to get started on ropework. (You still need to be experienced with tying knots). The drawings in the book are fairly easy to follow. Good examples on places to use the ropes.
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This is a great product, i'm a Able Seaman, so i know this is a great book, easy to use and just the job. I only buy quality items from Amazon and have never been let down. Well done Amazon.
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