ONLINE KNOTTING RESOURCES
What follows is my list of favorite
websites relating to knots and rope. There are lots more. The
first three sites listed have numerous links to others, so they
are a good place to begin your investigation. If you find any
dead links, or would like to suggest others to add to this
list, please let me know.
- Knots on the Web (Peter Suber)
This is, without a doubt, THE place on the net to find
information on knots. From scholarly discussions of knot
theory, to how to tie a necktie, all the resources are
here. As with any list of this size, you will frequently
find dead links. Deal with it, any problems are trivial
compared to the value here.
- Ropers Knots Page: Knot site on knot-work
in real rope and lines.
This is another great site for general knot information,
including an alphabetical listing of knots.
- Scouting Resources - Knots
Lots of knotting and pioneering resources from a UK
scouting perspective from the excellent site:
www.scoutingresources.org.uk. Includes great descriptions
of lots of useful knots, as well as lashings and more.
Martin Combs is one of the premier knotters in the US, and
also supplies hard to find books and excellent quality
cotton cord. This page list lots of links which he finds
useful, as well as a list of suppliers who do not have a
- Best knots for fishing and
A fun site with frequent updates and new information.
- Turks Heads and Mats
By T J Bartruff, this is the best description I've found
online for making larger size Turks Heads.
- Knots and Scouting
This is a dutch site, with information on both scouting
- Rope Works- A book on Ropes, Knots,
Splicing and Lashing
A site based on a scouting book of knots and knotting.
- Knotting - Resources, How To and more -
Scout Knots, Knot craft, Knotting
Another great knot site.
- Grog's Animated
Some more very nicely animated knots from Alan Grogono.
- Pioneering Projects
I have so far avoided adding lashings to this site, but
they go hand-in-hand with knotting in scouts. This site has
a tremendous list of projects for lashing and knotting.
The International Guild of Knot Tyers - An association of
people with interests in knots and knotting techniques of
all kinds. Over a thousand members worldwide. These are the
- IGKT North America Branch
The home page of the North American Branch of the
International Guild of Knot Tyers.
- IGKT Pacific Americas Branch
Another chapter of the IGKT, was formed in Southern
California, in January 1997 to bring a local focus for
knotters in the Western U.S., Canada and Alaska, affiliated
with the Los Angeles Maritime Museum in San Pedro,
- IGKT Texas Branch
The Texas Branch was formed as a chapter of the IGKT in
February 1996. Membership has grown steadily and now
includes members from England and Tasmania.
- Yahoo! Clubs knottyers
An online Yahoo club for knotters. Great pictures,
discussions, and more.
- Alaska Museum of Fancy Knots
An online museum of fancy knots. Great stuff to look
- Dave Does Knot Work
Some really nice examples of fancy work.
- BOOKS ON KNOTS AND TALL SHIPS
Martin Comb's site, where you can purchase books and
- Rope HQ
Ana amazing collection of resources and suppliersfor those
interested in working with all kids of rope.
- Hemp Emporium - Your Online Source for
Want to work with real, old-fashioned hemp rope? Rope and
many other hemp products (all legal ones) are available
I don't care much for working with Gimp (thin plastic used
at camp to make lanyards and whatnot), but it is common for
scouts to use. This site bills itself as the only site
dedicated to the art of GIMP, and it has a fairly complete
collection of braids and knots for that material.
- U-Braid-It Braiding Supply Co. -- Quality
materials and helpful tools for making custom
This is a good source for cord of various types, sizes,
and colors. It is primarily oriented towards making horse
tack, but the cord selection is excellent for other uses
That's my list. Suggestions for additions
are always welcome.
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search, you may get to my entire knotting site here.
|Last Updated 6 January
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