Indoors and outdoors, in garage, garden or lake, there is a need to tie things up (or tie them down). There are thousands of types of knots, and Collins Need to Know? Knots provides a one-stop guide to all the know-how and insider tips you need to learn about a wide range of them and become a capable knotter. Collins Need to Know? Knots encompasses the fundamental but fascinating art, craft and science of knots, including terms and tips, basic techniques and cautions and caveats. Many of the most important knots are covered, providing tested and trusted examples along with step-by-step illustrations showing how to make utilitarian as well as decorative knots. Whether you are sailing your boat, climbing rocks or dealing with an awkward task in your household, you will always, quite literally, need to 'know the ropes'. Contents include: / Boating knots / Fishing knots / Home & hobby holdfasts / Life-support knots / Tape or webbing knots / Glossary of terms / Useful contacts & websites
Geoffrey Budworth is one of the leading writers on knot tying. Having written numerous books on knots, he is also the co-founder of the International Guild of Knot Tyers.