Welcome to Animated Knots by Grog
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Grog's Decorative Knots
Instructions: Move the mouse over each knot. Look at the description to find out what it can be used for. Click on the knot you wish to see. On the new page wait until the selected knot starts to tie itself.
Index of Decorative Knots
This page provides an Index of Decorative Knots. Above, the photo of each knot is a link to its Interactive Step by Step Animation. The picture on the right shows all of these knots for a quick reference.
Welcome to Decorative Knots
There are whole books devoted to tying Decorative Knots. Ashley, himself, devotes about half his enormous book (ABOK) to knots which are more fun than they are useful.
The knots here were selected as merely an introduction to the fun to be had with a piece of rope and cord.
The Three Strand and Four Strand Braids have been added in response to several requests.
For decorative knots the emphasis is on fun and decoration - nothing to do with strength - even when making a Rope Belt using the Sliding Splice.
Make a selection from the images above or go to the Options Page.
Disclaimer: Any activity that involves ropes is potentially hazardous. Lives may be at risk - possibly your own. Considerable attention and effort have been made to ensure that these descriptions are accurate. However, many critical factors cannot be controlled, including: the choice of materials; the age, size, and condition of ropes; and the accuracy with which these descriptions have been followed. No responsibility is accepted for incidents arising from the use of this material.