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Knotting Book Recommendations

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Ashley Book of Knot (ABoK) This really is the bible of all knots, consisting of over 600 pages and over 3000 diagrams Rating:
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Knot Craft and Rope Mats: 60 Ropework Projects Including 20 Mat Designs by Des Pawson Rating:
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The Marlinspike Sailor by Harvey Garret Smith If you are starting to build a collection of knotting books, then this is a great one to have in your library. Rating:
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A Practical Guide to Tying Knots by Geoffrey Budworth This book contains 75 bends, hitches, knots, bindings, loops, mats, plaits, rings and slings. Rating:
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Climbing Knots

Climbing
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Climbing: Knots features instructional knot-making information for the novice climber. Pocket-size, it's portable and easy-to-use, with photos throughout to assist with learning.
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Bushcraft Knots

Bushcraft
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Bushcraft Knots - Why learn six knots that do one job each, when you can learn one knot that does six jobs.
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Splicing

Splicing
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Splicing Handbook, Techniques for Modern and Traditional Ropes
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Ditty Bag Book

Ditty Bag
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Ditty Bag Book The Ditty Bag Book teaches modern-day sailors the art form of hand-making ditty bags to use on their own seaward travels.
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  3. Hello, I’d like to start making ships bell ropes etc as a hobby and wondered if you could recommend a book for an absolute beginner. Also a good supplier of coloured cords etc that would be used to make them???

    Many thanks for your time.

    • Hello Neil, thanks for taking the time to leave a comment. I would say that the best book for making a bell rope and other projects is, Knot Craft and Rope Mats, by Des (listed above). Also if you are just looking to make a bell rope, then it may be worth contacting Mikko Snellman. He sells bell rope kits, so you get everything you need to make a bell rope. Mikko is also a supplier of good quality cordage. If you are on facebook I can link you to some grouops that you may find useful? Regards John.

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