Author(s): Linda Peterson
Decorative knotting has long been used as a way to make bracelets - and now you can use this technique with parachute cord, also known as paracord. Paracord was first used in World War II and is now used as a general-purpose utility cord, but it has also been adopted by crafters, such as Linda Peterson. Available in a wide range of colours, including some with an attractive metallic effect, it's perfect for knotting and braiding to make durable yet pretty items. Linda teaches you how to get started with paracord crafting by outlining the basic techniques - step-by-step photography explains macrame and other decorative knots. Then move onto three chapters of fabulous projects: Knotty Designs, with simple ideas for necklaces, bracelets and earrings, to become familiar with the techniques; For the Guys, showcasing more masculine (but unisex) designs; and Mixing It Up, where you can combine paracord with other materials such as beads and fabric.
Linda Peterson has been a professional award-winning arts and crafts designer for the past 20 years, and is known for her unique eye for detail. Her dazzling designs have appeared in numerous magazines and advertising campaigns. Her previous books include 'Upcycled Jewelry' (ISBN 978-1-78249-151-4), 'Creative Ideas to Organize Your Home' (ISBN 978-1-78249-097-5), 'How to Make Polymer Clay Beads' (ISBN 978-1-906094-44-7) and 'Art + Life Combined' (ISBN 978-1-908170-91-0), all published by CICO Books.