The IGKT is a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to furthering interest in practical, recreational and theoretical aspects of knotting. J.D. is a member of the IGKT and supports their mission wholeheartedly.
J.D. Lenzen is the creator of the highly acclaimed YouTube channel "Tying It All Together", and the producer of over 200 instructional videos. He's been formally recognized by the International Guild of Knot Tyers (IGKT) for his contributions to knotting, and is the originator of Fusion Knotting--innovative knots created through the merging of different knot elements or knotting techniques.
His book, Decorative Fusion Knots, was published in November of 2010. Featuring both fusion and historical knots (60 in all), the book skillfully guides its readers through J.D.'s process of creating knots, utilizing over 600 step-by-step photographs, each accompanied by clear, easy to understand captions, to inform and inspire.
More than simply another knot tyer, J.D. is an artist and considers knot tying a creative practice rather than an unchanging discipline. Knots, he believes, are like paintings, only twists, coils and weaves replace the pigments and a length of cord is the canvas.
So wander through and explore J.D.'s site. View his gallery of creatively inspired knots, historical knots and other knots of interest. Download all or a few of his free instructional videos. Or peel through the first chapter of his most recent book, Decorative Fusion Knots. All these things and more await you!
If you enjoy the instructional knot videos JD creates and would like to help offset his production costs, feel free to drop a few dollars in the tip jar via PayPal. Thank you for visiting, and thank you for supporting FusionKnots.com.