Thursday, August 14, 2014


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
Andy's Most Useful Knots
Andy's World of Knots
Animated Knots by Grog
The Ashley Book of Knots (online and searchable, although not every page is available)
Complete Guide to Knots
Fifty Basic Knots
International Guild of Knot Tyers
Knots on the Web
Knot-Tying Notation, developed by Dave Root
Knot-Tying Notation, developed by Peter Suber
Notable Knot Index
Ropers Knots Page
Six Exploding Knots
The list of all knotting books in the IGKT library:

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

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