My First Book of Nautical Knots: A Guide to Sailing and Decorative Knots

My First Book of Nautical Knots: A Guide to Sailing and Decorative Knots


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Do you know what seamanship is? It's the art of making knots. But there's no need to board a boat to learn how to make sea knots. My First Book of Nautical Knots brings you eighteen knots to discover. Some are done in a jiffy, like the figure eight or the bowline knot; others require greater concentration, such as the slip knot or the bosco knot. Still others are so pretty that you can use them to make a jewel or a small decorative object. Ropework is an activity very popular with children, and My First Book of Nautical Knots offers beautifully illustrated step-by-step models of nautical knots that is sure to help parents and children to learn and master this craft together. As a bonus, My First Book of Nautical Knots presents the star of the playground: gimp stitching.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781510759329
Publisher: Sky Pony
Publication date: 05/19/2020
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 683,229
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Caroline Britz is a journalist in the maritime sector. She loves to cross the ladder more than anything to share and tell the life of sailors. She has traveled the oceans and is always amazed at the great maritime adventures.

Laura Gómez Guerra is an illustrator from Spain currently based in France.

Drawing has always been her passion. When she was a child, she used to spend hours staring at illustrations of children’s books, unconsciously studying every detail of this magic world.

She's been working as illustrator for children’s books for different publishers such as Vagnon and Casterman, but is currently represented by the Bright Agency. 

Table of Contents

Guidelines and Materials 4

The Benefits of Ropework 5

Slip Knot 7

Creating Adjustable Jewelry Using a Slip Knot 9

Figure Eight Knot 11

Making a Pretty Bracelet Using a Figure Eight Knot 13

Bowline 14

Round Turn and Two Half Hitches 16

Overhand Knot 18

Cleat 20

Clove Hitch 22

Heaving Line Knot 24

Carrick Bend 27

Making a Bracelet Using a Carrick Bend 29

Fisherman's Knot 30

Thump Mat 32

Making a Little Rug Using a Thump Mat 35

Love Knot 37

Love Knots for Hanging Small Objects or Making a Bracelet 39

Diamond Knot 40

Making a Key Ring with a Diamond Knot 43

Celtic Heart Knot 45

Making Jewelry with a Celtic Heart Knot 47

Sailor's Cross Knot 49

Making Sailor's Cross Knot Jewelry 51

Monkey Fist 52

Bonus! Gimp Stitching 57

Your Table of Knots 62

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