Fun with String: A Collection of String Games, Useful Braiding and Weaving, Knot Work and Magic with String and Rope


Ranging from tricks and games to serious knotwork and netting, this volume offers more than 150 delightful and practical uses for string. In addition to illusions for magic shows and party games, it features 70 decorative and serviceable knots, plus craft applications for making rugs, chains, and other items. 140 illustrations.

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Ranging from tricks and games to serious knotwork and netting, this volume offers more than 150 delightful and practical uses for string. In addition to illusions for magic shows and party games, it features 70 decorative and serviceable knots, plus craft applications for making rugs, chains, and other items. 140 illustrations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486230634
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 11/2/2011
  • Series: Dover Children's Activity Books Series
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 843,701
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.41 (w) x 8.48 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Table of Contents

Magic with String and Rope
  The Dissolving String
  Hand in Pocket
  The Two Captives
  The Cut and Restored String (1)
  The Cut and Restored String (2)
  The Magic Loops
  Fingers and Thumbs
  The Nose and String Trick
  The Ring and String Trick
  The Scissors and String Trick
  The String in the Buttonhole
  The Dissolving Knot
  The Laced Fingers
  The String through the Fingers
  The Magically Tied Knot
  The String and Straw Trick
  String from Nowhere
  Through the Fingertips
  The Ring Magically Knotted on a String
  The Vanishing Knots
  The Knotted Rope
  The Decapitation Rope Trick
  The Dissolving Loops
  The Chevalier Rope Escape
  The Bound-wrist Rope Escape
  The Thumb-tie Escape
  The Great Chair Escape
  The Neck and Knee Rope Tie
  The Behind-the-Back Rope Tie
  Dissolving Knots
  The Twentieth-Century Rope Tie
  The Chair Rope Tie
"Knots, Splices, and Fancy Knot Work"
  Elementary Knots
    Half Hitch
    Overhand Knot
    Figure-eight Knot
    Stevedore's Knot
  Knots for Joining Two Ropes Together
    Square Knot or Reef Knot
    Surgeon's Knot
    "Sheet Bend, Weaver's Knot, or Becket Bend"
    Double Sheet Bend
    Becket Hitch
    Heaving Line Bend
    Carrick Bend
    Hawser Bend or Half Hitch and Seizing Bend
    Reeving Line Bend
    Bowline Bend
    Fisherman's Knot or Englishman's Knot
    Double Fisherman's Knot
  Knots for Securing Ropes to Rings or Spars
    Clove Hitch
    Timber Hitch
    Timber Hitch and Half Hitch
    Two Half Hitches
    Killick Hitch
    Rolling Hitch
    Magnus Hitch
    Lifting Hitch or Well-pipe Hitch
    Fisherman's Bend or Anchor Bend
    Studdingsail Halyard Bend
    Studdingsail Tack Bend or Topsail Sheet Bend
    Slippery Hitch
    Lark's Head
    Treble Lark's Head
    Blackwall Hitch
    Bill Hitch
  Knots Used to Make a Loop or Noose
    Bowline on a Bight
    Spanish Bowline
    Double Bowline
    Running Bowline
    "Slip Knot, Slip Noose, or Running Knot"
    Crabber's Eye Knot or Crossed Running Knot
    Buntline Hitch
    Fisherman's Eye Knot or True Lover's Knot
    Half Hitch and Seizing
    Midshipman's Hitch
    The Clinch
    Outside Clinch
    Inside Clinch
    "Hackamore, Jar Sling, or Jug Sling"
    Masthead Knot or Jury Knot
    Tomfool Knot
    Shamrock Knot or Japanese Masthead Knot
    Artillery Knot or Man-harness
  Knots Used for Shortening a Rope
    Man-of-War Sheepshank or Knotted Sheepshank
    Overhand Knot for Shortening a Sling
  Ornamental and Other Knots
    Three-Strand Turk's Head
    Four-Strand Turk's Head
    English Diamond Knot
    Monkey's Fist
    Crown Knot
    Wall Knot and Double Wall Knot
    Wall and Crown Knot
    Double Wall and Crown or Man-rope Knot
    Matthew Walker Knot
    Double Matthew Walker Knot
    Lanyard Knot
    Diamond Knot
  Whipping and Seizing
      Round Seizing
      Flat Seizing
      Racking Seizing
    Short Splice
    Long Splice
    Eye Splice
    How to Make a Grommet
  Square-knot Work
    How Square-knot Work Is Done
    Making Successive Rows
    Pointing Square-knot Work
    Spiral Formations
    Open Mesh Work
    Half-Hitch Work
    Length of Strands
    Tension Hooks
    Square-knot Belts
    Square-knot Shade Pulls
    Square-knot Neckties
    Square-knot Centerpiece
    Square-knot Handbag
Netting and Simple Knot-work
  A Netted Cord Hammock
  A Tennis Net
  Knotted Bags
  A Portiere
  A Tied or Knotted Cord Hammock
  A Fish Net
Useful Things Made from Rope and String
  Clothes-rope Rugs
  Spool Knitting
  Watch-chains Made of String
  Flat Plaited Cord Belts
  How to Cut a String withotu Knife or Scissors
  A Rope Tree Climber
  An Anti-slam Device
  Wrought Mats
  Indian Belts
  How to Make and Throw a Lariat
  A Cardboard Loom for Weaving
  A Hand-woven Bag
  Hand-woven Mats
  A Doll's Hammock
  A Circular Mat and Tam-o'-Shanter
  Tablet Weaving
  Daisy Mats
  A Pillow Top
  Simple Three-Strand Braiding
  Three-Strand Solid Braiding
  Four-Strand Spiral Braiding
  Four-Strand Square Braiding
  Four-Strand Round Braiding
  Four-Strand Braiding over Double Strands
  Flat Braiding with Five or More Strands
  Eight-Strand Round Braiding
  Round Braiding over a Band
  Braided Bracelets and Rings
  A Braided Dog Leash
  A Braided Whistle Lanyard
  Braided Jute Yarn Sandals
  Rugs Made of Braided Jute Yarn
String Games and Figures
  String Games and Figures
  General Instructions
  A Fish Spear
  An Outrigger Canoe
  Man on a Bed
  Carrying Wood
  The Caribou
  An Eskimo House and Two Eskimos Running Away
  The Tern
  A Man Climbing a Tree
  An Apache Door
  The Fighting Headhunters
  The Leashing of Lochiel's Dogs
  The Setting Sun
  Osage Indian Diamonds
  Bagobo Diamonds
  The Sea-cow or Dugong
  Cheating the Hangman
  The Sawmill
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2000

    If you like playing or making anything with string, this IS the book to get

    This book covers magic tricks, basic and advances knots, decorative work, and many useful items to make. From Tam-o-shanters to sandals... Always want to make a rope hammock? Well it is in here! Want to learn to make the cats cradle, and dozens of other string games? they are in here too! Amaze your friends, be the life of the party, and never look at plain ol' string and rope the same way again!

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