Marlinspike Sailor's Arts and Crafts: A Step-by-Step Guide to Tying Classic Sailor's Knots to Create, Adorn, and Show Off

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Discover the dozens of nautically flavored craft projects you can make with rope!

You will be surprised by the fancy projects you can make with a square knot, a double-French hitching, or four-strand braids (a dog collar, a tool grip, and a decorated picture frame, respectively)! You can also tie the sailor's Turk's Head knot into a bracelet and morph a monkey's fist knot into a doorstop or a fun toy for your dog. Marine artisan Barbara Merry, an expert in artistic marlinspike seamanship skills, shows you how with Marlinspike Sailor's Knots and Crafts. With the help of her expert guidance, you can create more than 30 ropework projects that will add a nautical touch to your boat, RV, camp, or home.

Here are just a few projects you can create withMarlinspike Sailor's Knots and Crafts:

Companionway treads * Gear hammock for your bunk * Decorated carafe * Canvas ditty bag * Water bottle carrier * Manila doormat * Zipper pull * Swing hammock for your backyard * Key fob * Checkerboard * Reusable net shopping bag * Eyeglass case * Ring toss * and more

Don’t worry if you have never worked with rope in this way before--Barbara will take you step-by-step through theprocess, from choosing and measuring materials to putting the final touches on your nautical project. Projects are suitable for scout troops or afterschool activities as well!

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Enjoy doing dozens of decorative projects based on the sailor’s art of ropework

Decorative ropework, also known as fanciwork, comes ashore in Marlinspike Sailor's Knots and Crafts Inside you will learn how to make all manner of cool, sailorly items: hammocks, block mats, companionway or stair treads, sailor’s bracelets, hammock bags for carrying fruits, etc., tool covers, stanchion or porch railing covers, decorated grommets for hanging towels, water bottle or wine carafe covers.
Written by ropework expert Barbara Merry, the book includes projects to adorn the house, camp, motor home or office--or even a boat! Even if you are new to the art, you can sit down with this book and within an hour have created something that shows your sailor’s skills, even if you have never set foot on the deck of a sailboat!

  • Step-by-step instructions and graphics laid out in clean, easy-to-follow spreads
  • More than 30 core projects, with ideas and suggestions for other places to adapt the instructions
  • Save hundreds of dollars by constructing your own sleeping hammocks, bags to carry provisions home from the farmer’s market, or collars for your dog

About the Author:

Barbara Merry, an internationally acclaimed marlinspike artist, is THE sailor’s artist. Her booth is popular at wooden boat shows, and she has done much in recent years to encourage the use of earth-friendly materials in today’s ropework. Barbara is the author of The Splicing Handbook, now in its third edition. Barbara is founder and owner of The Marlinspike Artist.

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