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Grog's Sliding Splice Turk's Head Fiador Knot Lanyard Knot, Diamond Celtic Knot Mat Masthead Knot Mat Carrick Bend Mat Ocean Plait Mat Wall Knot Double Matthew Walker Wall & Crown Monkey's Fist Cobra Lanyard Knot Crown Sinnet Chain Sinnet Braid Single Rope Three Strand Braid (1) Three Strand Braid (2) French Sinnet One French Sinnet Two Square Sinnet Four Strand #2974

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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.

Pictures of Decorative Knots Index
Decorative Knots Index

Decorative Knots Index

Index of Animated Decorative Knots

This page provides an Index of Animated 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.

Selection

The knots here were selected as merely an introduction to the fun to be had with a piece of rope and cord.

Recent Additions

The Three Strand and Four Strand Braids have been added in response to several requests.

Emphasis

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.

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