Knots & cordage
Websites & blogs offering how-tos, tips, guides and histories of knot making and knot tying.
Aims “to provide the best teaching about how to tie knots” with literally hundreds of animations available.
Lots of how-to articles including natural cordage, basket-weaving, spoon & bowl carving and beautiful canoes.
Lost knowledge: ropes and knots
A very thorough history of rope-making and usage, from pre-history to present day.
Low Tech Magazine
Make rope out of dead plants – with no tools
Step-by-step guide with colour photos, includes finding your fibre plants, harvesting, prep, theory and method.
Weaving & Cordage
History, context and how-tos of Native American cordage, basketry & weaving.
An A-Z of hundreds of common (and not so common) knots and their uses, with illustrated instructions for each one.
Visit our Activity section for step-by-step photo-illustrated instructions for knot tying and cord creation.