International Guild of Knot Tyers

Knots & Their Uses by Geoffrey Budworth.

Knots & Their Uses by Geoffrey Budworth.

B&B (2009) ISBN 9780753709962

These cards are NOT actual playing cards, with knots added, like the pack or deck featured in KM76 (September 2002). Instead this is a teaching aid, 54 stiff cards (dimensions 41⁄2 x 3 x 1 inches) in a robust box with a lid, distilled from the contents of the Hamlyn publication The Complete Book of Knots (London 1997) by IGKT member Geoffrey Budworth. Three cards are devoted to introductory text, while the rest provide easy-to-follow instructions and background information for choosing and tying 50 useful knots. These are colour-coded in sections, namely: home & house (10 cards); angling and fishing (10); caving & climbing (10); outdoor pursuits (10); boating & sailing (10); with a final card headed Knot Lore.