A treasure trove of ropework projects, from key fobs, fenders and doorstops to mats, bellropes and belts
Des Pawson is the acknowledged guru of knotting, worldwide. He's the co-founder of the International Guild of Knot Tyers, runs the world's only museum of knots, and received an MBE in 2007 for services to the rope industry. He's the author of Des Pawson's Knot Craft (Adlard Coles), Knots: The Complete Visual Guide (DK), The Handbook of Knots (DK) and Knots Step by Step (DK).
In addition to the helpful how-to guidance that's appropriate for all skill levels, we really liked that the ropework recipes are also peppered with tidbits of nautical history. * Practical Sailor (US) * When it comes to personal ropecraft, Des Pawson is the master. * Yachting Times * The book is an entertainment in itself, with fascinating titbits of nautical history interspersed between pages of factual guidance for 60 different ropework projects, including mats, bellropes, key fobs, fenders and doorstops. * Craft & Design * A beautiful book, richly illustrated and inspirational. * Classic Sailor *