Crafters Laura Williams and Elise Mann share their gift-making techniques with jewelry-makers on how to tie decorative knots from across the world with this stylish directory. Clear diagrams are teamed with step-by-step instructions to make tying 75 different knots simple. And each knot is graded so even complete beginners can get started right away.
A selection of projects allow readers to create beautiful and original jewelry. Combine ornamental knots with beads for a modern look, or choose a more traditional style with entirely knot-built pieces. With detailed material lists and photography of finished items, this book is the complete guide to a unique style and perfect book for the artist within us all.
Also containing a comprehensive techniques section, 75 Chinese, Celtic & Ornamental Knots shows how to use jump rings and seal cords correctly. This know-how will be invaluable as readers progress to designing and creating their own knotted jewelry.
From its humble beginnings--a bent nail, burlap feed bag, pair of scissors, and the good parts of worn-out wool clothing were the original tools--rug hooking has developed into a fine art form that allows crafters to create beautiful, complex designs with an array of high-tech tools. Basic Rug Hooking distills the essential tools and techniques of this popular traditional craft and walks the reader through 5 rug-hooking projects, including a table mat, a project suitable for framing, and wearable pins, as well as traditional rugs.Rug-hooking tools and materials summarized and explained Step-by-step instructions and photos show in detail how to hook Tips to help you develop and refine your skills - Recommended by RUG HOOKING Magazine
All you need is three or more pieces of string, rope, cord, or some other pliable material and you're ready to begin This book will teach you how to braid, weave, and knot them in hundreds of different ways, from simple three-stranded braiding through the attractive -- though more complex -- macram knotting.
Complete, easy-to-follow instructions begin with braiding and weaving with anywhere from three to nine strands. Flat braiding, solid braiding, braiding over multiple strands, weaving across stationary strands, and many other techniques are covered. Each yields a different texture and pattern, so that with the imaginative use of color the results can be quite attractive. The knotting section covers the many different kinds of knots (square, spiral square, triple, half hitch, etc.) and how to use them in various decorative or functional ways. Fifty-seven drawings are especially helpful in adding clarity to the directions.
Along with these instructions there are directions for making numerous articles with your braids and knots: belts, lanyards, mats, rugs, sandals, hats, bags -- only your imagination will limit the number of things you can make. Anyone inclined to take up braiding and knotting will find this book immensely helpful, not only in getting started, but in going through the advanced stages of crafts.
Braided rugs are like family quilts - each strip of cloth comes from a cast-off garment and tells a story all its own. Piecing the rug together is an act of weaving family memories into a useful heirloom you'll treasure forever. Nancy Bubel covers every step of the simple process, from planning the perfect size, shape, and color scheme to cutting your cloth strips, braiding them together, and finishing off your rug.
Teaches the techniques of hooking and braiding using fabrics, demonstrates how to create features of the item such as borders and centers, and provides instructions, photographs, and patterns for rug projects.
Over eighty ornamental and useful knots with easy-to-follow, step-by-step illustrations. All knots serve useful purposes, but many of the more complicated ones also create appealing shapes and interwoven textures. "The Complete Book of Decorative Knots" contains easy-to-follow, expert instructions on how to tie over eighty knots, ranging from the simple to the elaborate.
The book is divided into five sections of different knots lanyard knots, button knots and globe knots, Turk's heads, mats and hitching, and chains and plaits. Every section contains background information on the history, lore, and accreditation of the knots featured. Color illustrations guide you step-by-step through the stages of tying each knot. The knots featured are not only attractive, but they have a wide variety of practical uses, such as for hammocks, doormats, and bellpulls. A useful glossary explains the terms and techniques used in the world of rope and knot tying.
J.D. Lenzen reveals his innovative knotting style in 'Decorative Fusion Knots'. Respected internationally for his knotting skills, Lenzen creates new knots by combining historical knot elements and new knotting techniques.
This is unquestionably the greatest book on knots and rope work ever published, yet it is a valuable reference for anyone from eight to eighty. First published in 1939, it quickly became--and has remained for more than a half century--the classic in its field. Truly comprehensive in scope, this encyclopedia begins with a history of knots and rope making and proceeds into the how-to of tying and of making useful and decorative articles with rope. More than 3,600 knots are described and illustrated in 348 full-page plates.