Marlinspike Sailor's Knots and Crafts

Marlinspike Sailor's Knots and Crafts

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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.

Author Barbara Merri
280 x 210 x 7mm