Monday, January 23, 2023

A Knot A Day Review & GIVEAWAY

Knots you'll use - A Knot A Day: 365 Knot Challenges for All Abilities by Nic Compton. Learn how to tie and use knots in numerous creative and practical ways. There are eight knot-tying categories - General, Indoor, Outdoor, Magic, Craft, Fashion, Decorative, and Splices and Whippings. Each knot category is color-coded for easy reference. The 'General' section contains the base knots. Challenge yourself daily - starting with Day 1 and working your way through to Day 365 consistently building your skills. Or jump in wherever you like. Use the Table of Contents or Index to find a particular knot or project. What I like best about this book are all the projects using knots. Both the decorative and functional knots appeal to me. I couldn't resist temptation. First, I made the Spiral bracelet, then the Celtic heart necklace. Both were easy to make though the heart took a few tries. While learning do not try to rush. From practice, I've memorized the designs. The instructions are straightforward. They are well-photographed and explained. Jargon is minimal. It's a cool book! There is something for everyone. See excerpts below. Publisher ‏Adlard Coles released this 368-page paperback on February 9, 2021. Get your copy below!
































Bottle carrier
Double overhand knot
Trick double overhand knot




















Turk's head 3L x 5B in the flat




















Plain whipping
Plain handle wrap




















Cat collar
Cleat hitch on bollard




















Fishtail weave necklace
Bouquet garni
Campfire pot hanger


Simple plant hanger


Spiral bracelet


Improvised awning


Tie 1: Four in hand


Shoelaces 1: Ladder


Shoelaces 2: Noose


Wrapped handle


Washing line


My first Celtic heart necklace.



Celtic heart necklace instructions.


Next, I want to add this Sliding necklace knot to my Celtic heart necklace. It's a popular knot used by  jewelry makers.

A Knot A Day: 365 Knot Challenges for All Abilities ISBN 978-1472985163 is available worldwide at Bloomsbury Publishing. They have generously offered to giveaway a copy! One winner will be selected at random. Open until February 9, 2023. Canadian and US addresses only. Good luck!

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24 comments:

  1. I know how to tie a few knots.

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  2. I only know embroidery knots.

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  3. I am an email subscriber.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  4. Many years ago, I made some macrame hanging plant holders with my mother in law.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  5. I follow via email at amweeksoc at comcast dot net.

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  6. I pretty much know how to tie my shoelaces. LOL! This book looks so interesting & helpful!

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  7. tie 1 or 2 knots is absolutely fine, however, tie 3 knots to more than one may not be appreciated although it's just a challenge. lol.

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  8. I made a hanging table, and multiple hangers. The book looks fun!

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  9. I know how to tie a shoe, tha'ts pretty much it. lol

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  10. i do a lot of macrame knotting and also some embroidery knots. i do the celtic knot on the rope baskets i make. This looks like a really neat book with a lot of information! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  11. I learned a few knots for a project years ago.

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  12. We are a Scouting family so yes I have learned a bunch of knots while leading youth! It's super fun to watch them when they "get" it and can reproduce the knot with ease. And useful!

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  13. I don't know any knots but this looks like a fun thing to learn. So handy.

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  14. I'm a sailor who uses a lot of knots, but i would like to learn more decorative ones.

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  15. I don't know the names but I can tie simple knots.

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  16. I used to know a few simple knots but not any more

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  17. I learned some macrame knots many, many years ago but haven't done much since.

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  18. I don't know any knots but would like to learn.

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  19. I do not. My husband does and I would love to gift his this book.
    Thanks!

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  20. No, but am eager to learn!

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  21. I know a few from my scout days!

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  22. I know how to tie two macrame knots. I will enjoy learning how to tie a variety of knots.

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