Josephine knot, or the carrick bend, is undoubtedly the most exploited decorative knot. It is done with two cords, or many groups of cords, which allows to be made on any part of the work.

Josephine knot and its variants.

The Turk's Head  is a very specific and highly exploited knot. It is possible to do it in countless variants and in many ways. It’s done using a variety of helping tools, schemes and diagrams, but there are three basic things, which are the number of bight, the lead of windings and the number of ply. It is one of the rare knots that can be made flat or three-dimensional. In both variants, it looks very decorative. The drawings show the method of making a turban with five bight of three lead of winding and two ply, flat and in three dimensions.

Flat turban.


To do the same knots in 3D, we use an object of cylindrical shape as a helping tool.

The Turk's Head variants.

The book „Macramé – the art of tying knots“ is done as a manual for everyone interested in Macramé. It contains over 120 drawings and 150 photographs in color. For the beginners, everything that’s needed was given to successfully learn Macramé. The detailed instructions were given for making knots, Cavandoli bindings, strings and cords, decorative beginnings, circled bindings, clothing items, and all other interpretations that are needed for successful realization of the projects. For those that know Macramé, the works in this book could serve as inspiration for future creative activities.

The book gives a small overview of the knots and interlaces of the monasteries of the Moravian school, which gave its full contribution in the development of decorative knots and interlacing with its stone plastic.