The Ashoka Chakra Knot is another fusion knot, created via a combination of techniques shown in my book (Decorative Fusion Knots) and others shown here, on my YouTube channel. Similar in appearance to one of the 33 edicts depicted on the pillars of King Ashoka (an ancient emperor from India); my hope is that this knot will help round out your knowledge of fusion knots and, more generally, symbolic sacred knots. Coming soon to Tying It All Together.
Book Link: http://tinyurl.com/JDLenzenBooks After several requests to do so, I'm (finally) returning to my Scrap Box series showing how to work with short or "scrap" lengths of paracord. A troubling challenge, especially for those on the production/sales end of the paracord tying community, short lengths of cord are often left discarded, or worst yet, thrown away. But as my How to Make Paracord Jellyfish Fobs video (utilizing 1 foot lengths of cord) and now this video (utilizing 2 and 3 foot lengths of cord) will show, there's truly no such thing as a "wasted" length of paracord. Quite the contrary, as you'll soon see, with a little design ingenuity, nearly all cords lengths can be successfully used.
Genre: Paracord Bracelet
By: Tying It All Together
Design: JD Lenzen
The Celtic tree of life symbolizes strength, longevity, and wisdom. It further marks the connection between earth, the spirit and the universe. Often portrayed in illustration, it's rarely if ever shown represented in rope…until now.
Paracord Fusion Ties – Volume 1: http://www.amazon.com/Paracord-Fusion-Ties-Volume-Bundles/dp/098555780X The brainchild of Philip Slattery, "Slatt's Rescue Belt" is a clever application of a standard crochet. More popularly seen expanded and used as the means to create a rope doormat or scarf, the rescue belt is a slick way to create a shoulder strap, which can easily be undone to allow use of the rope that created it. Video by JD of Tying It All Together (TIAT).
Paracord Fusion Ties – Volume 1: http://www.amazon.com/Paracord-Fusion-Ties-Volume-Bundles/dp/098555780X The Bush Bar & Belt are (effectively) alternating KBK Bars. This said, the technique illustrate how little it takes to make a big difference in appearance. Take note, there are even more variations of this tie I've yet to show. So for now, have fun with this tie, knowing there's far more to come!
Paracord Fusion Ties – Volume 1: http://www.amazon.com/Paracord-Fusion-Ties-Volume-Bundles/dp/098555780X The Olias Knot was inspired by the symbol shown on the cover art of Jon Anderson's progressive rock concept album, Olias of Sunhillow. The symbol and the knot represent the unity between the earthly and the divine. Video Production by JD of Tying It All Together.