Jul 28, The Paperback of the The Complete Book of Knots by Geoffrey Budworth at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ or more!. The Complete Book of Knots has 69 ratings and 6 reviews. A beautifully illustrated guide to knots for home and the outdoors. The Book of Knots teaches you which knot to choose and exactly how to tie it. Geoffrey Budworth (UK) is a founder member of the International Guild of Knot.

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That depends on the reader of course and, because not every reader is at the same level, the book works on those knots. For knot aficionados, it’s a must-have.

The answer is that the beginner needs to know the most useful knots that have the widest application. Russell Tenney rated it it was amazing Oct 12, Anne Gustavsen rated it it was ok Apr 19, There are far more knots in this book than any beginner would need, and there is a paucity of information about the use and misuse of knots.

A must-have for anybody interested in boating, outdoors, or even craft hobbies. I bought this book for the budwortu purpose of learning how to budwortn a simple slip knot.

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This tends to be true of photographs, too, however. Compounding this is the fact that the book is small in format, and when you have four or five photographs on one page, each photograph bolk up being small say, 1. A beautifully illustrated guide to knots for home and the outdoors.


Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Books by Geoffrey Budworth. A bigger minus is the terseness of the descriptions.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Knot knofs all what I expected. If you find instructions insufficient when made with just a few photos, then this could be the book for you.

In addition to knot-tying techniques, the book contains a comprehensive glossary of terms to guide you through the complexities of different rope types and helps you choose the right rope for every task. The Morrow Guide to Knots This book budwoorth very clear color photographs, and the pictures are larger than in the Pawson book which is helpful. Geoffrey’s normal instructional style is not lost in this handy little book, which can either budworfh or hinder, depending on your eyesight and your need for every step of the process.

Slip knots are not mentioned in the book. Not only does each knot come with several large and simple illustrations the easiest to understand that I’ve ever seenbut also detailed information on its application, such as when and when not to use it. With knots for climbing, sailing, and fishing, every knot entry contains a brief introduction to the history and development of the knot, its alternative names, and knote Maybe it’s because the knots in question are more for function than decoration, but I’m able to follow the directions easily.


The Complete Book of Knots

When it comes to a more simple knot though, the flow motion photos are a distraction. From the Back Cover The Complete Book of Knots provides easy-to-follow instructions for selecting and tying more than of the most useful knots.

This book coupled with Budworth’s The Complete Book of Knots would make a complete library for any beginner. That is always helpful. Highly recommended for your knot-tying library. Just as there is no perfect knot, there is no perfect knot book. One common deficiency seems to be misleading or just plain wrong directions for tying a knot.

Gregory rated it it was amazing Sep 06, An important plus of this book, given its claim to encyclopedic coverage, is the inclusion of decorative knots. If the book contains knots that don’t have wide application but doesn’t tell the reader which ones are widely used and which ones aren’t, how kmots the reader to know which ones to learn?

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