This early work is a fascinating read for anyone interested in the history of netmaking, but contains a wealth of information and instructions that are still useful and practical to today's net maker. Contents Include: Foreword; Introductory; Basic Knots; Bindings; Parcel Tying; Square Knotting; Sennets; Netting; Plain Netting; Netting in Square Mesh; Circular Netting; Miscellaneous Netting; Turk's Head Knots; Stopper Knots; and Useful Accessories. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Explains and diagrams the basic decorative knots and techniques for macrame, tatting, pile fabrics, and netting and net-like fabrics, and illustrates their use and effects in nearly fifty works by leading textile artists from around the world
Teach yourself how to make some beautiful string patterns. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
This comprehensive guide to knots and nets comprises seventeen detailed chapters by various experts on the subject. It is extensively illustrated with black and white diagrams and drawings. The Art of Angling takes a comprehensive and informative look at the subject, and is a fascinating read for any fishing enthusiast or historian of the sport. Contents Include: Knots; Basic Knots; Turks Head Knots; Stopper Knots; Knots – Gut, Hair, and Gimp; Knotting and Splicing; Knots and Emergency Repairs; Net and How to Use them; Tools and Materials; Calculating Sizes of Nets and Meshes; Making Nets with Various Types of Edges; Nets of Various Shapes; Repairing Nets; Plain Netting; Netting in Square Mesh; Miscellaneous Netting; Circular Netting. This book contains classic material dating back to the 1900s and before. The content has been carefully selected for its interest and relevance to a modern audience.
In the sixteen years since the last edition of Von Brant’s classic work was published, fishing and fisheries have undergone vast changes. Not only has there been great progress in the development of new tools, materials and techniques, but the industry has seen an increasing need to address controversial issues such as declining fish stocks, enormous quantities of bycatch and discard and the impact of towed fishing gear on the environment. Fully revised and updated to reflect such changes, the fourth edition of this widely read and popular book offers: A unique, comprehensive survey of the evolution of fishing methods throughout the world Approximately 750 illustrations showing the extensive range of methods, techniques and equipment used in fishing across the globe Fishing gear classified according to the FAO system Additional chapters: Fishing Effects on Fish Stocks and Environment and Fishery and Gear Research All researchers, fisheries scientists, fisheries students, administrators and libraries in universities and research establishments where fish and fisheries are studied and taught will find this book a valuable addition to their shelves. Commercial and sports fishermen will also find Fish Catching Methods of the World a fascinating and vital reference.
All knots are useful, but many can also be very beautiful. Here, Lindsey Philpott, expert knot tyer, sets out to provide the most comprehensive, useful, and attractive book of decorative knots from around the world. Readers will learn the materials, methods, measurements, and tools needed to tie dozens of beautiful knots. Flat knots, round knots, square knots, covering knots—you name it, and this book has it. From braids to plaits to sinnets, here are step-by-step instructions accompanied by full-color photographs for the knot tyer’s reference. Chapters include: Getting Started Purely Decorative Knots Netting and Woven Knots Turk’s Head Knots Knob Knots And much more! Philpott provides a brief history of knotting, in addition to instructions and helpful images. Practical tips, like what materials not to use will advise beginners about the details of knot tying. Once you practice the knots illustrated in these pages, you can use the information to create your own individual style—and even some new knots! Handy reference book as well as a beautiful gift, this is an essential addition to every knot enthusiast’s library.
"Primitive Technology: A Boiok of earth Skills is a sharing of ideas - the philosophies, the history, and the personal stories by the authorities on primitive technology from the pages of The Bulletin of Primitive Technology. Included are instructions for creating fire and tools of wood, stone, and bone, as well as fiber adhesives, projectiles, art, and music."--Back cover.