J.D. Lenzen is the creator of the highly acclaimed YouTube channel "Tying It All Together", and the producer of nearly 300 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—the creation of innovative knots and ties through the merging of different knot elements or knotting techniques. His published instructional books include Paracord Fusion Ties - Volume 2 (2013), Paracord Fusion Ties - Volume 1 (2012) and Decorative Fusion Knots (2011). His fourth instructional book, Paracord Project Inspirations will be available online and in stores, later this year (2014). More than simply another knot tyer, J.D. is an artist and considers knot tying a creative practice rather than an unchanging discipline.