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General => Chit Chat => Topic started by: squarerigger on November 11, 2010, 10:59:56 PM

Title: Ultimate Book of Decorative Knots
Post by: squarerigger on November 11, 2010, 10:59:56 PM
Hi all,

I am going to be getting some advance copies of my new book next week, available by mail on-line only otherwise after December 8, and am willing to send them to you, signed, for US$15 plus shipping with a weight of 4.5 pounds or 2 kilos, depending on how your post office calculates things.  I will mark it as a gift for those who wish it that way (hint, hint).  If you are interested let me know by PM on the site here with your details (name, address, preferred sending method and any special inscription and whether to be sent by US mail, UPS, FedEx or other) and I will make it so.  The book contains details of decorative knots in over 1600 photographs, described in 100,000+ words on 625 pages of color.  If you need details let me know and I will either post information here or send by PM.

Thanks for reading!   ;D

Lindsey
AKA SR
Title: Re: Ultimate Book of Decorative Knots
Post by: Sweeney on November 12, 2010, 09:47:15 AM
Hi Lindsey

Put me down for one please (in the UK books are VAT free but please mark as a gift anyway!). You have all my details of course. Shipping by whatever method is cheapest (surface mail via UPS or Fedex if they do that, US mail otherwise). I leave the inscription to you. Can you send me a bill via PayPal?

Barry
Title: Re: Ultimate Book of Decorative Knots
Post by: squarerigger on November 12, 2010, 03:59:11 PM
Hi Barry!

Will do and thanks for the request - I'll let you know what the least expensive method and time will be later today.

Lindsey
Title: Re: Ultimate Book of Decorative Knots
Post by: oldpete on November 12, 2010, 04:18:49 PM
Lindsey I would also like a copy sent to the UK, not sure what method of payment? Do you have a paypal account? I do not mind people knowing my email address (i have found the delete button) it is ppfjames1@aol.com. I have a feeling it is incorrect on the membership list?
Pete James
Title: Re: Ultimate Book of Decorative Knots
Post by: squarerigger on November 12, 2010, 05:59:45 PM
Hi Pete,

Many thanks for asking and yes, I do have a Paypal account.  I'll let you know later today (I am on California time which is eight hours behind the UK) what the postage cost is.  Cheers!

Lindsey
Title: Re: Ultimate Book of Decorative Knots
Post by: squarerigger on November 12, 2010, 09:57:41 PM
Here is the shipping news:

Shipping (I will pay for the wrapping in bubble-wrap) in a USPS envelope with tape wrapped around it for more protection, at lowest available cost to the following:

Australia $26.63
Canada US$24.79
Sweden $26.63
UK $26.63
US addresses $4.75

Time to destination is estimated at 3 - 6 days for international (I am shipping from California) and 2 days for domestic in USA.

What I need from you, if you still want the book sent and autographed by me:

Name (also any details of inscription if you want that - otherwise I will sign and date only on the face of the copyright page)
Address with post code
e-mail or other ID for PayPal payments (US$15 plus shipping as noted above)
If no payment by PayPal please send me an e-mail so that we can discuss other payment options.

The best (and safest) way to contact me with the above is by PM at this site.  8)

Thanks!

Lindsey
Title: Re: Ultimate Book of Decorative Knots
Post by: mysticknotwork on November 15, 2010, 04:29:00 AM
Lindsey,
  Please send me two copies one for my Uncle: Jim Beaudoin and one for myself.  My paypal email is info@mysticknotwork.com .  I may have preordered by Amazon, but if I did, I'm sure I can find a home for the third copy, probably at the Custom House Museum..

Thanks,
Matt Beaudoin
Title: Re: Ultimate Book of Decorative Knots
Post by: Phil_The_Rope on November 25, 2010, 12:35:30 PM
Hi Lindsey!

Must have.

An instcription "Get Knotted!" would be nice (it's an expression I use frequently, and use it as a header on my web site).

Cheapest posage will be fine. My address is in the membership handbook/DVD.

Look forward to receiving a copy.

Kind Regards,

Phlil "The Rope" Cook
Title: Re: Ultimate Book of Decorative Knots
Post by: squarerigger on November 27, 2010, 10:40:01 PM
Hi Matt and Phil!

I have sent out a PayPal request to both of you today - pardon my brief delay in getting back to you, please.  Phil, the USPS is charging me a greater sum than they originally quoted and will not back down.  Details are in the PayPal invoice I sent.  Let me know what you would like to do please?

Lindsey
Title: Re: Ultimate Book of Decorative Knots
Post by: squarerigger on November 27, 2010, 10:48:12 PM
Message to all who live outside the USA:

The USPS have refused to honor their stated costs from their web-site and are now insisting at the post office counter on a higher postage of $41.28 instead of the previously quoted $26.63 for UK.  Other countries are also higher - please let me know if you have questions - thanks!   ::)

Lindsey

PS  Those outside the USA who previously paid should expect delivery for no added cost, so I am absorbing the added cost of sending your books.  You should see them within the next few days - enjoy!
Title: Re: Ultimate Book of Decorative Knots
Post by: Wed on November 27, 2010, 11:08:41 PM
Bugger!

It is understandable that you wish to stand by your word ... price. Very noble! But it feels a bit awkward seeing you ending up in the red on the whole deal. Of course the USPS should take the wrap for the information they have given.

Bottom line, I'd be willing to add the difference. Just say the word.
Title: Re: Ultimate Book of Decorative Knots
Post by: oldpete on November 28, 2010, 12:30:32 AM
I to am prepared to pay the extra just send me a paypal demand.

Pete
Title: Re: Ultimate Book of Decorative Knots
Post by: squarerigger on November 28, 2010, 12:53:52 AM
Hi Wed and Pete,

As you said I gave my word and I will stick with it - thanks for offering anyway!  My lesson should not be your lesson, so let's call it quits and I hope you will find something to keep your fingers busy over the next few weeks!  It is all about the knotting, not about the mistake I made.  Let me know what you think of the book, please - it took two years to get into print and I hope that I have something there for everyone to enjoy and use.  Make us all proud!   ;D

Lindsey
Title: Re: Ultimate Book of Decorative Knots
Post by: Sweeney on November 28, 2010, 10:48:41 AM
Hi Lindsey

I was out all day yesterday - I took my grandson to the "biggest toy shop in the world" (Hamley's in London supposedly) so did not see your message until this morning. I appreciate your gentlemanly approach to this but don't hesitate to send me a bill if you can overcome your feelings of honour.

Barry
Title: Re: Ultimate Book of Decorative Knots
Post by: squarerigger on November 28, 2010, 08:28:54 PM
Hi Barry,

Hamley's sounds like it was fun!  I have only once been there but I have been to FAO Schwarz in New York several times - both toy stores are very enjoyable places to be.  I hope you were able to find a toy or two for yourself?

Lindsey
PS  My feelings of honour are intact and well with my spirit  :-X
Title: Re: Ultimate Book of Decorative Knots
Post by: Sweeney on November 30, 2010, 02:15:49 PM
Hi Lindsey

I bought some toys for my grandson (who is 6) so that I can have a go until he grows up a bit! As Liberace once said "You can tell the men from the boys by the price of their toys".

The book arrived a few minutes ago and I've only had a quick glance through as yet so I hope this cold weather, snow and things holds for a bit to give me a chance for some knotting! First impressions? An excellent reference work. I hope it sells well for you.

Regards

Barry
Title: Re: Ultimate Book of Decorative Knots
Post by: Rrok007 on November 30, 2010, 03:14:33 PM
Love the book! I'm especially looking forward to fumbling my way through the chapters on the sennets/plaits, the roses, and the turks head's knots. I think I might even be able to successfully tie a THK now.
Title: Re: Ultimate Book of Decorative Knots
Post by: oldpete on November 30, 2010, 03:52:59 PM
Lindsey your book arrived today, and what a book. I recommend it anyone interested in decorative knots. Also I now have instructions for the Dahlia Knot. Pete is going to have a busy winter.
Title: Re: Ultimate Book of Decorative Knots
Post by: squarerigger on December 01, 2010, 12:35:45 AM
Many thanks for all of your kind remarks - I can tell you from my own experience that it takes a lot longer to photograph the knots than it does to tie them!  Some of the knots I had to photograph seven or eight times to get the shot right with all parts showing properly - but enough of my troubles, I hope that your troubles are few examining and tying the knots presented and, more importantly, do let us see the results of your tying!

Looking forward as always to hearing of your questions and to seeing your tying!

Lindsey
Title: Re: Ultimate Book of Decorative Knots
Post by: Joe McNicholas on December 01, 2010, 10:40:39 PM
Can you add this booek to the website. Show rhe cover? Joe
Title: Re: Ultimate Book of Decorative Knots
Post by: squarerigger on December 01, 2010, 10:55:48 PM
Hi Joe,

Well, I can certainly give you a link to someone else's site - how's this:

http://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-Book-Decorative-Knots/dp/1602392420/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1291240321&sr=1-1 (http://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-Book-Decorative-Knots/dp/1602392420/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1291240321&sr=1-1)

That should take you to Amazon who have my book available at higher cost than I have them available (but only for IGKT and KHWW!).  Let me know what you think of it!

Lindsey
Title: Re: Ultimate Book of Decorative Knots
Post by: skyout on December 01, 2010, 11:00:40 PM
Hi Joe,

Check out post# 24 here:
http://www.khww.net/forum/viewthread.php?thread_id=733&rowstart=20 (http://www.khww.net/forum/viewthread.php?thread_id=733&rowstart=20)
WOW!
Title: Re: Ultimate Book of Decorative Knots
Post by: Wed on December 06, 2010, 04:07:04 PM
And thus my copy has arrived. I have flicked through it and am happy. I will honour the contents as you have honoured the deal. Thanks a lot!

I'll be in line for the next one ...
Title: Re: Ultimate Book of Decorative Knots
Post by: squarerigger on December 06, 2010, 06:33:02 PM
My thanks to Wed and to Skyout for your comments - much appreciated.  The next one may take a while.... :-X
Title: Re: Ultimate Book of Decorative Knots
Post by: Knot Head on December 06, 2010, 06:39:49 PM
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Title: Re: Ultimate Book of Decorative Knots
Post by: DerekSmith on December 06, 2010, 09:43:11 PM
Ahh --

And here I go proposing that it should be the "Ultimate Book of Decorative Freeform Weaving"...

Is that mountain moving ?

Derek
Title: Re: Ultimate Book of Decorative Knots
Post by: squarerigger on December 07, 2010, 03:52:25 AM
The general public, including my publishers, sees these objects and says "Decorative Knots" - possibly because our discussion did not take place in the 1800's at which time we MIGHT have had a chance to influence some of the public.  As it is, Ashley, Day, Smith, Graumont, Hensel, Budworth, Perry and countless others have been saying "Decorative Knot" when they see this stuff.  Hence the name - we, of course, may still refer to it as "Decorative Freeform Weaving" if we wish, but I suspect that the GP and the Society of Handcrafters and Weavers may say something about such a title.  I guess that we just have to make up our mind to go with the flow or to branch off, possibly never again to return to the mainstream, other than by an ox-bow!

Nice try though!   ;)

SR
PS  Thanks to Knot Head for posting the book cover!
Title: Re: Ultimate Book of Decorative Knots
Post by: DerekSmith on December 07, 2010, 09:33:23 PM
Good point BUT...

The GP will use terms like 'salt' and 'vinegar' and 'sugar' and 'baking soda' - and I dare say, always will do - but the field that has mastered the science of these substances has decided for the sake of logical uniformity and clarity on a naming system which is now globally accepted in the field of Chemistry and in virtually every other scientific field that needs to refer unambiguously to elements and compounds.

There is even a small example of this 'expert' terminology from within our own field - the GP will tie down a load with a knot or tie up a board with a knot or tie their shoe laces with a knot - but within the field of knotting we elect to use a specialised terminology to reduce ambiguity - we have bends and hitches.

So, whilst we should not even be considering influencing what the GP call a binding, I believe that it is rational and reasonable for us to consider how we further improve the order and rationality of our terminology - even though it has been in place for longer than the terms first imagined by the early alchemists - If we think it is warranted, then at least within the Guild we should consider 'cleaning up' our naming terminology where we see it would bring clarity and remove ambiguity.  After all, the other fields knitting, weaving, braiding etc have all developed their own phraseology for use within their field - why shouldn't we ?

Derek

Title: Re: Ultimate Book of Decorative Knots
Post by: Joe McNicholas on December 10, 2010, 09:19:39 PM
I got a copy in the mail yesterday.  A hard cover coffee table book with Internet web sites and photos of exploded knots.

I like to make a spanish ring knot.  A nice knot. - Joe