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

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

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by J. D. Lenzen
 

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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

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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 300 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781931160780
Publisher:
Green Candy Press
Publication date:
01/01/2011
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
373,621
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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Decorative Fusion Knots 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has exceptionally clear illustrations - superb for the Nook Simple Touch. This is not usual for e-books. The Ultimate Book of Decorative Knots, for instance, is not only hard to see the photos, it seizes up and is slow. This book not only has the newer "fusion" knots of the author's devising, it has some old favorite traditional knots. J. D. Lenzen shows how to tie a Prosperity knot in hand, when before I had to use a pin board. He also helped me find a better way on the Jury Mast Knot ( by another name) and the start of the Snake Sinnet and Japanese Bow Knot and Bugle Cord Sinnet. The barrel knots are much clearer than Ashley. I am particularly fond of the Pentaradial (fusion) as a pendant knot. The author also refers to his website, which will give more knotting joy to those interested and access to hundreds of videos. Excellent book. Highly recommended. For those wanting specific projects, combine this with Suzen Millodot' s books in paper from Search Press. (i.e. Chinese Knots for Beaded Jewellery) Even more valuable to me than this book with its interesting knots, was the fusion knotting concept. Instead of rote learning of famous and traditional knots, it frees up a creative view of knot work. Instead of the same old half dozen knots I learned in macrame, I now feel free to add whatever works.
crldsl54 More than 1 year ago
Lots of fun knots to learn
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love this book and the author who writes it is great, my olny down is that it should tell you the legth of the paracord but great book for all ages and skill levels
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sample not much good. Only 15 pages, takes you to the introduction!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wish there was more knots in this book. I bought this book for 1 knot, but was hoping to learn a lot more. This book was recomended to me, but I wouldn't recomend it to anyone else.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This isnt decorative this isnt fusion and this knots what the f### babe