Call of the Open Sea Book Review

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This book, to me is superb, as it is packed with wonderful pictures of decorative knot work.

Best Knotting Book for Inspiration

The book is written in French and I do not speak a single word of French!! However, having said that there are some wonderful photographs of decorative knotwork. I often thumb through the pages and just enjoy seeing some of the hard work that has gone into making some of the decorative rope masterpieces.

Quality Decorative Knot Photographs

I think what I really appreciate is that the photographer has thought very hard as to how he wants to present excellent decorative knot work. Maybe I am a bit biased, as my favourite kind of knotwork is done with natural rope. There are no bight bawdy colours like with paracord. With good hard lay natural cordage the knotting stand out and look more traditional.

Call of the Open Sea Book Video Review

Hopefully in this video I can pass on my enthusiasm as to how wonderful this knotting book actually is! If every I am short of ideas on what to make next, I flick through the pages and good knotting ideas come to mind.

Purchase the Book Call of the Open Sea

There are two issues with this book that I have to highlight. Firstly, the book is as rare as hens teeth to find. Secondly, when it does appear for sale, it does come with a rather hefty price tag. Maybe, a better option would be to order the book through your library. Then you can decide for yourself if this is a book you would like to add to your collection?

What is Your Favourite Knotting Book

If you have a favourite knotting book, let me know in the comments below. This will also help people who are new to knotting to decide which books they should look out for.

Knotting Book Recommendations

Below you will see a list of other books that I have in my collection and that I would recommend for other to buy. For some reason when you become a knotter, you also become a collector of knotting books.

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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What is the Best Book for Knotting Projects?

If you are just starting out and wanting to make some items with ropework, then I can highly recommend the Knot Craft book by our good friend Mr Pawson. It is packed full of decorative and useful knotting projects. I have listed this knotting book here on this post.

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