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 As a test to myself and a realization for others, I decided to see if/demonstrate I can produce a knot instruction video with one eye. As the following video shows, we (you and I) have nothing to worry about. The knot presented, the "Double Woven Globe Knot", is a response to those seeking a larger globe knot, while still using the TIAT globe knot tying method to create the piece.
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.
Paracord Fusion Ties – Volume 1: http://www.amazon.com/Paracord-Fusion-Ties-Volume-Bundles/dp/098555780X Omamori (御守) are small paper or fabric packets received in exchange for donations given to a Japanese Shinto or Buddhist temple. The front of the packets, which are not to be opened, show the name of the temple at which they were received. And the back of the packets show a benefit gained for possession of the packet. Omamori are typically sealed with a Japanese Tassel Knot, which the following video will show you how to tie.
Paracord Fusion Ties – Volume 1: http://www.amazon.com/Paracord-Fusion-Ties-Volume-Bundles/dp/098555780X The Blaze Bar is yet another variation on the double stranded woven bars I've been presenting over the past two years. Taking on a finished look like no other tie to date, the Blaze Bar makes a sturdy strap or bracelet. This said, the technique for making the bar is subtle, and looks similar to other techniques previously shown. So don't rush through this one. Take your time and watch each step carefully. Doing so will make sure you fully understand the tie.