Knots are classified by their areas of use and indicated by colour coded symbols. The method of tying each knot is clearly illustrated with easy to follow step-by-step line drawings. Anecdotes reveal the history or fascinating facts about the featured knots.
George Lewis is the author of several books including Mates for Life (9781907708022) and Strange Mates (9781907708398) and Castles and Waterfalls (Park Lane Books). He also contributes to newspapers, magazines, encyclopedias and partworks. Lewis learned about knots in the 1950s from herring fishermen on his ancestral Isle of Man. Lewis retains the traditional knowledge and here demonstrates that knots can give us so much more than the means to catch the traditional accompaniment to chips.