Friday, October 21, 2005

Here's a short list of links on various knots, if you're so inclined, to explore them and learn something new. There are also quite a few books on the subject, check you local library, bookstore, or do an online search for 'decorative knots'. For some really advanced stuff, check out the Internationa Guild of Knot Tyers, The things I've made here on my blog are really more for a 'beginner'. I'm one of those people that prefers to learn a little about a lot of things as opposed to going all out on one subject.

Animated Knots by Grog - Great step by step photos
Folsom's Knots
Spyderco Forums lanyard Thread
A simple lanyard knot
Two strand Matthew Walker knot
Usefull rope knots
550 cord bracelet tutorial
A monkey's fist knot
Another monkey's fist
And another monkey's fist
Alaska Museum of fancy knots
Usefull decorative knots
The Slatts Rescue Belt knot
common whipping

And below are a few books I've learned from. These have pretty good diagrams and/or photos to help with learning. usually has these in stock. 'The Ashley Book of Knots' is the ultimate as far as knot references go, but I don't recommend it for starting out with learning some knots.  Explore the online learning resources first, maybe your local library, and then invest in the books if you're seriously interested.

*Note that all previous blog posts were deleted.  I messed around with the template and not knowing what I was doing led to a, 'what the ....!' 'oops' 'oh no!' moment.  Some of the photos from those posts might be found on other forums or message boards that I had also posted to, if they were uploaded to those posts, but any linked images were lost.  Tip:  Make back-ups of your back-ups, save to discs or other storage media, as well as online storage, but since some blogs, forums, and websites do disappear, I wouldn't depend on those alone.  And hard drives do crash, so....


baseballfreak47 said...

the "a simple lanyard knot" link comes up with a 404

Stormdrane said...

Thanks for the heads up on the link. It was from the British Blades forum and they've since upgraded the forums which probably 'moved' the original post. Link updated.