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The Wide Zipper Sinnet - A TIAT Prototype (Fusion) Knot
« on: April 16, 2010, 03:58:49 PM »
For some time now, I've been developing new paracord ties through
the integration of different knot elements and knot tying techniques
(Fusion Knotting).  The River Bar is an example of this effort.

Furthering my efforts, I've been attempting to generate a wide, or
"thickened", version of the Zipper Sinnet.



Coupling the technique used to create the Wide Solomon Bar with a
slight modification of the Zipper Sinnet, I created the following prototype.



Its design is still in development, still its name is fixed. I'm calling it the
"Wide Zipper Sinnet".


Video Preview of the Tie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZ-Hy1R4T9s

Video instructions soon to follow (to be posted on the Fancy Knotwork
Tutorials page)  

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Re: The Wide Zipper Sinnet - A TIAT Prototype (Fusion) Knot
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2010, 08:28:57 PM »
The zipper sinnet is the same as the Chinese phoenix tail knot (http://www.mresource.com/fiber/coepart2/phoenixknot.htm).  The "big" phoenix tail knot is a 4 strand version of the same
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 I've posted some quick instructions here (http://www.chineseknotting.org/sinnet/phoenix-tail-big/).  Inspired by your post, I experimented with widening it further to a 6 strand

Different from your wide zipper though.  I look forward to the instructions.

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Re: The Wide Zipper Sinnet - A TIAT Prototype (Fusion) Knot
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2010, 08:37:23 PM »
The "Big" Phoenix Tail is different from the Wide Zipper Sinnet,
still the Phoenix Tail is really pretty.

I'll definitely be taking a closer look at that!

Thank you so much for posting.

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Re: The Wide Zipper Sinnet - A TIAT Prototype (Fusion) Knot
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2010, 08:56:53 PM »
Just to be clear, the (4 strand) big phoenix tail is a standard, if only occasionally published, expansion of the 2 strand phoenix tail.  My 6 strand version is a logical expansion of the patterns established by the 2 and 4 strand versions.

So, when's your Fusion Knotting book going to be available?  Do you have a set table of contents we can see?  8)

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Re: The Wide Zipper Sinnet - A TIAT Prototype (Fusion) Knot
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2010, 09:30:44 PM »
Decorative Fusion Knots: A Step-by-Step, Illustrated Guide to Unique and Unusual Ornamental Knots

By JD of Tying It All Together

Table of Contents
   
   Flipping the Double Coin
1   Double Coin Knot
2   Cloud Knot
3   Djinn Bottle Knot
4   Prosperity Knot
5   Wide Lanyard Knot
6   Mayan Temple Knot
7   River Knot
8   Ring of Coins
   
   Opening the Box
9   Box Knot
10   Jolly Roger Knot
11   Olias Knot
12   Harbin Knot
13   Snake Weave
14   Dagger Knot
15   Celtic Bar
   
    Weaving and Tucking Bights
16   Good Luck Knot
17   Spiral Knot
18   Triskelion Knot
19   Tea Cup Knot
20   Panel Knot
21   Longhorn Knot
   
    Strange Twists and Turns
22   Pendant Knot
23   Challenge Knot
24   Basket Weave Knot
25   Brigid's Knot
26   Handbasket Knot
   
    Deconstructing the Trinity
27   Trinity Knot
28   Hammer Knot
29   Triple Goddess Knot
30   Cupcake Knot
31   Pentaradial Knot
32   Celtic Tree of Life Knot
33   Pagoda Knot
   
    Popular Paracord Ties
34   Solomon Bar
35   Wide Solomon Bar
36   Single Genoese Bar
37   Trilobite Knot
   
    Petals of the Flower
38   Flower Knot
39   Double Looped Knot
40   Cross Knot
41   Winged Cross Knot
   
    Rolling Out the Barrels
42   Barrel Knot
43   Bloody Knuckle Knot
44   O-Ring
45   Door Knocker Knot
46   Padlock Knot
47   Triple Barrel Knot
   
    Other Asian Inspirations
48   Button Knot
49   Maedate Knot
50   Pipa Knot
51   Plafond Knot
   
    Knots for Lovers
52   True Lover's Knot
53   Kinky Lover's Knot
54   Clasped Hands Knot
55   Diamond Ring Knot
   
    Short and Long Sinnets
56   Eternity Knot
57   Caterpillar Sinnet
58   Zipper Sinnet
59   Spinal Sinnet
60   Bugle Cord

The book will be available later this year (publisher is aiming for an end of Summer release). The book's contents summarize historical knots (used as components to fusion knots), previously presented fusion knots, and never before seen (or presented in video form) fusion knots. The bulk of the knots in the book are those I presented and created over the course of 2008 through 2009.

My second knot book (working on now) will cover what you've seen me produce since the start of this year (heavy focus of Paracord ties and innovative designs such as the Honey Basket - single rope basket). Plus ties that will only be presented in the book (I can't show you everything - smile).

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Re: The Wide Zipper Sinnet - A TIAT Prototype (Fusion) Knot
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2010, 10:15:13 PM »
Looks good (and substantial 8).  Have you thought of doing a e-book or iPad/iPhone app so that you could combine the step by step with the videos into a single work?  I was working towards a hybrid book/CD/DVD document before the larger ebook reader iPad format became available...

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Re: The Wide Zipper Sinnet - A TIAT Prototype (Fusion) Knot
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2010, 09:33:22 AM »
Looking good JD.  It will be great to have a new knotting book on the market, with lots of new knots in it - so many other knotting books just re-shuffle knots already described in existing books.

As regards KnotMe's iPhone app suggestion, I understand Ian Fieggen of Ian's Shoelaces became a millionaire (at least, I believe he has sold more than a million apps) when he produced an iPhone app.  I doubt you'll do that well but...
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Re: The Wide Zipper Sinnet - A TIAT Prototype (Fusion) Knot
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2010, 11:11:19 PM »
I was one of those giving Ian $$.  I was disappointed because I had essentially purchased it based on Ian's name alone and had done no investigating or I would have known that it was lacing patterns and didn't have his namesake knot or any of the other shoelace knots I was expecting.

But the lesson here is if you can make something and hit people's "yeah, I'll pay $0.99 for that" a million times versus a cool and deeply considered "I'll pay $25 for that book" 2000 times....

Of course, if you can somehow bypass people's purchase discrimination circuits and get the "yeah, I'll buy that" without the "... wait, how much?" then you're Blizzard (http://www.onlinemassivelymultiplayer.com/mmo-news/wow-celestial-steed-sells-over-3-5-million-in-24-hours-hd-gameplay-video/)

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Re: The Wide Zipper Sinnet - A TIAT Prototype (Fusion) Knot
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2010, 03:17:45 AM »
Most of my knotting career has been, "Here you go, its free."

Probably why I still have a day job...

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Re: The Wide Zipper Sinnet - A TIAT Prototype (Fusion) Knot
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2010, 02:27:51 PM »
I wonder if anyone ever thought that one day you could give away a computer game for free, then make your money selling virtual things for a virtual world.  I also wonder whether anyone anticipated how much kids would use mobile phones for texting.    I read today that a third of teenagers with phones send over 100 text messages A DAY.
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Re: The Wide Zipper Sinnet - A TIAT Prototype (Fusion) Knot
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2010, 07:07:04 PM »
Most of my knotting career has been, "Here you go, its free."

Probably why I still have a day job...

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That JD is why I got started in recreational knotting and why when I have the $ I will be purchasing all of your books and will make every effort to attend one of your classes (if you are still doing them...Make it easy on me come to Austin) Your generosity and love for knots is IMO why so many are fans of 2KB
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