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Knotting, "the joining of two cords," is an old and revered art form in China and an integral part of Chinese life. Since ancient times, Chinese knots have been used for a variety of practical and decorative purposes: to record events, aid in fishing and hunting, wrap and tie items, embellish personal attire, jewelry, fashion, ornament other works of art, and communicate. The intricate knot work and magnificent color combinations not only lent elegance to everyday objects, or a touch of gaiety and enchantment, but were an aesthetic expression of Chinese folk symbolism, expressing wishes for good fortune and wealth or the joys of love and marriage. In craft book andlt;iandgt;Chinese Knottingandlt;/iandgt;, author Lydia Chen first traces the origins, history, and symbolism of this fascinating craft, before taking the reader through the fundamental elements necessary for tying Chinese decorative knotsand#8212;the materials, implements, and main processes.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Step-by-step instructions are then given for the 11 basic knots, which provide the building blocks for the 14 compound knots-combinations and variations of the simple knots-that follow in the next section. The final section presents 41 knotting projects of varying difficulty. Detailed instructions, clear diagrams, and color photographs, combined with an exciting assortment of creative applications will help readers discover the relaxation, artistic satisfaction, and beautifully personalized ornamentation that andlt;iandgt;Chinese Knottingandlt;/iandgt; can offer.

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Knotting, "the joining of two cords," is an old and revered art form in China

Synopsis:

Since ancient times, Chinese Knots have been used for various practical and decorative purposes. the intricate knot work and magnificent color combinations lent elegance to everyday objects, and were also an aesthetic expression of Chinese folk symbolism. "Chinese Knotting traces the origins, history, and symbolism of this fascinating craft. The reader is taken through the fundamental elements necessary for tying Chinese decorative knots: the materials, implements, and main processes. Detailed instructions, clear diagrams, and color photographs, combined with an exciting assortment of creative applications will help readers discover the relaxation, artistic satisfaction, and beautifully personalized ornamentation that Chinese knotting can offer.

Synopsis:

Since ancient times, Chinese Knots have been used for various practical and decorative purposes. the intricate knot work and magnificent color combinations lent elegance to everyday objects, and were also an aesthetic expression of Chinese folk symbolism."

About the Author

Table of Contents

Introduction

Origin & History

Getting Started

o Implements

o Materials

o Tying Techniques

o Tightening Techniques

o Finishing Touches

o Guide to Instruction Pages

Basic Knots

o Double Coin

o Double Connection

o Sauvastika

o Cross

o Cloverleaf

o Good Luck

o Button

o Pan Chang

o Round Brocade

o Plafond

o Flat

Compound Knots

o Ju I

o Brocade Ball

o Longevity

o Double Happiness

o Dragon

o Dragonfly

o Butterfly

o Long Pan Chang

o Stone Chime

o Double Diamond

o Crane

o Phoenix

o Fish

o Ten Accord

Creative Applications

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804833998
Author:
Chen, Lydia
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Author:
Chen, Jade
Location:
Boston, Mass.
Subject:
Decorating
Subject:
Knots and splices
Subject:
Fiberwork
Subject:
Knots and splices in art
Subject:
General Crafts & Hobbies
Subject:
Knots and splices - China
Subject:
Fiberwork - China
Subject:
Crafts-General
Subject:
Jewelry
Subject:
chinese knotting; chinese fashion; fashion; chinese jewelry; jewelry
Subject:
knotting; Chinese art; Chinese knots; art; craft book; lydia chen; Chinese decorative knots; knot combinations; knotting projects; fashion; jewelry
Subject:
knotting ; Chinese art ; Chinese knots
Subject:
lydia chen ; Chinese decorative knots ; knot combinations ;
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
No Series
Series Volume:
#1198
Publication Date:
20030831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
41 projects; color and bandamp;w photos
Pages:
116
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 in 28 oz

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"Synopsis" by ,
Knotting, "the joining of two cords," is an old and revered art form in China
"Synopsis" by , Since ancient times, Chinese Knots have been used for various practical and decorative purposes. the intricate knot work and magnificent color combinations lent elegance to everyday objects, and were also an aesthetic expression of Chinese folk symbolism. "Chinese Knotting traces the origins, history, and symbolism of this fascinating craft. The reader is taken through the fundamental elements necessary for tying Chinese decorative knots: the materials, implements, and main processes. Detailed instructions, clear diagrams, and color photographs, combined with an exciting assortment of creative applications will help readers discover the relaxation, artistic satisfaction, and beautifully personalized ornamentation that Chinese knotting can offer.
"Synopsis" by , Since ancient times, Chinese Knots have been used for various practical and decorative purposes. the intricate knot work and magnificent color combinations lent elegance to everyday objects, and were also an aesthetic expression of Chinese folk symbolism."
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