Now in a new larger format, this treasure trove of Des Pawson's personal ropecraft recipes contains projects ranging from bellropes, key fobs and fenders to mats, doorstops, knife lanyards and belts. Along with fascinating tit bits of nautical history as background to many projects and guidance as to how they can be the starting point for many other items, Des gives step-by-step instructions on how to put these knots together to form the finished article, and advice on the size and lengths of the materials required - just as you would expect from a recipe book. With this book to hand, readers will have the confidence to start making desirable objects with knots because, as Des says, this is the book that makes all other knot books work! 'Each chapter begins with some background or history, and you'll certainly never look at a frayed off-cut of rope in quite the same way again.' Classic Boat 'A must' Waterways World 'A gem of a book' Canal Boat and Inland Waterways
Des Pawson has a worldwide reputation as a rope worker, teaching and demonstrating his skills at boat shows, festivals, museums and galleries at home and abroad. In 1982 he co-founded the International Guild of Knot Tyers.