Thursday, April 22, 2010

Celtic button knot....

The Celtic button knot looks like the lanyard knot, but is tied with a single working end.

I find them useful as a decorative stopper/terminal knot and finishing the ends of lanyard strands. Here's a short video on tying them, and another link that also shows a sliding version for use with an adjustable necklace/neck lanyard.

11 comments:

War-Pig said...

That is great. I've been looking for a good knot for one strand of cord. Stormdrane, thanks for all you do to educate others. You rock.

demuredemeanor said...

Very nice. I love the lanyard/knife knot, and it is great to have a one stranded knot so similar. After practising the knot a few times, I can't help but think that this, and the lanyard knot, are remarkably similar to the turks head.

Mike said...

was wondering where you got the plastic slide button?
thx Mike

Stormdrane said...

The 'bean' shaped cord locks can be found on ebay and at County Comm.

andy said...

This looks like ABOK 5454 which states it is based on a four bite three lead Turks Head

Stormdrane said...

Andy,

Yes, it is the same as ABoK #545, and the book also shows how to double the knot, as well mentioning the knot being used on Chinese lantern cords. It's one of those knots that can go by different names depending on when/where/how it's used.

David said...

Hi Stormdrane!

Love your blog! I find it very inspiring - so much so that I now own the great Ashley's Book of Knot.

I followed the link to countycomm but alas they do not offer international shipping (to Australia) - do you know of the store that has a similar range to them that does ship OS?

Cheers

Dave

Stormdrane said...

Some of the County Comm items can be found on this site, which does ship internationally.

Ron said...

I just stumbled onto your bog which now has opened a whole new world of functional creativity for me.

I tied the celtic knot right away with your great video instruction and am now trying to find other functional and practical projects to work on.

Thanks for the information and being a great resource.

I have given my son your link and he is pretty excited about it as well.

Jackie said...

Great Celtic Knot!! Go mhait!(great!)
http://irishheart.com

Demure Designs said...

Nice knot. I've recently been introduced to the more advanced knots by my wife. She does micro macrame, which uses a wide range of knots in the designs. She then checked out the Ashely's book of knots from the library and there are more knots that I could ever imagine existed in that book. Anyway, I really like this style of knot.