Author Topic: Ultimate Book of Decorative Knots  (Read 9636 times)

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Re: Ultimate Book of Decorative Knots
« Reply #15 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.

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Barry

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Re: Ultimate Book of Decorative Knots
« Reply #16 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.

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Re: Ultimate Book of Decorative Knots
« Reply #17 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.

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Re: Ultimate Book of Decorative Knots
« Reply #18 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

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Re: Ultimate Book of Decorative Knots
« Reply #19 on: December 01, 2010, 10:40:39 PM »
Can you add this booek to the website. Show rhe cover? Joe

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Re: Ultimate Book of Decorative Knots
« Reply #20 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

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

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Re: Ultimate Book of Decorative Knots
« Reply #21 on: December 01, 2010, 11:00:40 PM »

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Re: Ultimate Book of Decorative Knots
« Reply #22 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 ...

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Re: Ultimate Book of Decorative Knots
« Reply #23 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

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Re: Ultimate Book of Decorative Knots
« Reply #24 on: December 06, 2010, 06:39:49 PM »
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Re: Ultimate Book of Decorative Knots
« Reply #25 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 ?

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Re: Ultimate Book of Decorative Knots
« Reply #26 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!

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Re: Ultimate Book of Decorative Knots
« Reply #27 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


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Re: Ultimate Book of Decorative Knots
« Reply #28 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