International Guild of Knot Tyers

The Rope Mats from the Sailing Ship Period By Arvo Kinnunen

The Rope Mats from the Sailing Ship Period By Arvo Kinnunen

(Purjelaivakauden Koysimatot Segelfartygsepokens Repmattor)

Finnish Seamen's Service, 1988 ISBN 9789519996592

In 96 A4 pages we see how 79 different mats are worked. By using over 250 clear black and white glossy photographs I.G.K.T. member Arvo Kinnunen gives us mats for all occasions - in many sizes and shapes. The photos are quite good enough to work from without referring to the text. The book is bilingual, being written in both Finnish and Swedish. For those of us with well-thumbed copies of Matter og Rosetter by Kaj Lund, Arvo Kinnunen's presentation and techniques seem very familiar - using the same well tried pins and cork board methods to good effect. This book will be useful to any knot tyer looking to extend his or her skills in mats.