Thursday, August 14, 2014

Nodeology

So I found a new word:


Nodeology  -  the science of bindings.


Which begs the question:  since I usual weave using only bound weaving techniques, am I in fact more of a nodeologist than weaver?  It all fits with "fiber artist", so I'm safe under that umbrella description, but it is food for thought, since lashings are bindings (which are "knots"), and my pieces are technically lashed together.


For any budding nodeologists, here are several websites which provide a lot of information about knots:
The A-Z of Knots  http://www.scoutingresources.org.uk/knots/knots_az.html
Andy's Most Useful Knots  http://asiteaboutnothing.net/cr_knots.html
Andy's World of Knots  http://www.marinews.com/knots/
Animated Knots by Grog  http://www.animatedknots.com/
The Ashley Book of Knots (online and searchable, although not every page is available)
   http://books.google.com/books?id=aN58gdigmy4C&lpg=PA188&ots=0qAvtfuNKN&dq=Decorative%20Loop%20%26%20Bend%20%28Ashley&pg=PA2#v=onepage&q&f=false
Complete Guide to Knots  http://www.actiondonation.org/articles/complete-guide-to-knots.html
Fifty Basic Knots  http://www.folsoms.net/knots/
International Guild of Knot Tyers   http://www.igkt.net/
Knots on the Web  http://legacy.earlham.edu/~peters/knotlink.htm
Knot-Tying Notation, developed by Dave Root        http://nodeology.pbworks.com/w/page/23800936/Knot-Tying%20Notation
Knot-Tying Notation, developed by Peter Suber http://legacy.earlham.edu/~peters/knotting/notate.htm
Notable Knot Index  http://notableknotindex.webs.com/knotindex.html
Ropers Knots Page  http://www.realknots.com/knots/index.htm
Six Exploding Knots  http://legacy.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/explode.htm
The list of all knotting books in the IGKT library: http://igkt.net/pdf/IGKTLibraryByAuthor.pdf


Nodeo, ergo sum  --  I knot, therefore I am.





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