A beautifully presented, practical gift guide to the age-old art of tying knots. The book features step-by-step instructions on how to tie 40 fundamental knots, and then shows you how your new skills can be transformed into a selection of practical and decorative projects. The book is divided in four sections: Classic Knots - featuring the Reef Bow and the True Lover's Knot. Knots in this chapter can be used to create a wall hanging. Camping Knots - featuring the Tent Pole Hitch and the Rope Ladder. Knots in this chapter can be used to create an outdoor mat and a beaded bracelet. Climbing Knots - featuring the Alpine Butterfly and the Spanish Bowline. Knots in this chapter can be used to make a bottle cover, coaster and a bag. Maritime Knots - featuring the Anchor Bend and the Dry Fly. Knots in this chapter can be used to make a plant hanger and a hammock. The detailed instructions are complemented by smart step-by-step illustrations, which highlight the tactile quality of the material in hand.