Synopses & Reviews
Detailed instructions, clear diagrams and lovely color photographs combine to make craft book andlt;iandgt;Fun with Chinese Knottingandlt;/iandgt; both attractive and usefuland#8212;displaying the many creative uses these decorative knots can have, and the great variety of materials used to make them. This delightful book is sure to be a rich source of inspiration for craftspeople everywhere. The art of Chinese knotting or macrame, has a surprisingly contemporary appeal, author artist Chen focuses on the decorative uses of Chinese knots to create your own personal fashion accessories which include:andlt;ulandgt;andlt;liandgt; Hair ornamentsandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Earringsandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Necklacesandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Pendantsandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Broochesandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Beltsandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Bracelets and ankletsandlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Accents that may be added to items of clothingandlt;/liandgt;andlt;/ulandgt;Chinese knots are attractive and alluring along with being an Asian craft that is relatively easy to learn. Used for a variety of practical and decorative purposesand#8212;to record events, to fish and hunt, to wrap and tie items, as ornamental works of art, and even to communicate, andlt;iandgt;Fun with Chinese Knottingandlt;/iandgt; will allow readers to create something for anyone.
"If you are a fan of macrame bracelets or creating friendship bracelets, this will be a fun new knotting technique for you to try. Skilled jewelry makers and novices alike will find this informative book appealing." and#8212;AllFreeJewelryMaking.com
"This book was a great resource in the art of Chinese knotwork. From the history of the craft to the diagrams of thread movement and the variety of crafts involved, it is a keeper." and#8212;Bookgirl Knitting: An Eclectic Book Blog
"Chinese knotting, often called Chinese macrame, is a celebrated ancient art form. By joining two silk or cotton cords into intricate patterns, a variety of beautiful shapes are formed. These shapes are the focus of this book which features jewelry, accessories, and even footwear designs! Learn basic knots like Button, Cloverleaf, Good Luck, Round Brocade, and Tassel following figure are drawings that show you each step of the way. You'll be inspired to add embellishments to clothing, purses, and scarves, as you learn how to manipulate and knot cording." and#8212;Craft Ideas Magazine
"Broken down into several knot types, including Basic Knots, Compound Knots, and Tassel Designs, Fun with Chinese Knotting breaks down Chinese knotting into the most basic steps and outlines them with color illustrations and photos. You can also see a variety of projects to make for each knot and get great ideas on how you can use these knots to create lovely accessories and home decor. [andhellip;] Creating Chinese knots my seem intimidating at first, but once you get the hang of the movement and illustrations of the thread, it's actually quite simple. This style of macrame is one that generations of crafters have enjoyed and will continue to enjoy for years to come. So challenge yourself and test your creativity with the awesome projects and tutorials in Fun with Chinese Knotting." and#8212;FaveCrafts
The art of knotting is an old and revered part of Chinese life. Used for a variety of practical and decorative purposes over the centuries, Chinese knotwork is intricate and full of magnificent color combinations that lend elegance to everyday objects.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;In andlt;iandgt;Fun with Chinese Knottingandlt;/iandgt;, author Lydia Chen focuses on Chinese knots as fashion accessoriesuhair ornaments, earrings, necklaces, pendants, brooches, belts, bracelets and ankletsuand as accents on clothing. Detailed instructions, clear diagrams, and beautiful color photographs illustrating the creative use of Chinese knots and the variety of materials used make this book attractive, useful and a source of inspiration for craftspeople everywhere.
About the Author
andlt;Bandgt;Lydia Chenandlt;/Bandgt; is a leading authority on traditional Chinese decorative knotting. She has taught knotting at colleges, held many exhibitions of her work both at home and abroad, and authored a number of books on the art of Chinese knotting.
Table of Contents
Introductionandlt;BRandgt;Origins and Historyandlt;BRandgt;Basic Techniquesandlt;BRandgt;123 Fashion Ideasandlt;BRandgt;More Advanced Knotsandlt;BRandgt;135 Ways to Apply Knots