The Complete Book of Chinese Knotting : A Compendium of Techniques and Variations Hardback
by Lydia Chen
Bring the ancient beauty of Chinese knots into any craft practice, and learn the many uses this nearly-lost art form can have in your own home.
The Complete Book of Chinese Knotting is the culmination of 20 years of research into the ancient art of Chinese knotting presented in a way that's easy to learn and fun to knot! Inspired by the decorative knots that embellish ancient artifacts such as pots, jade, statuary, boxes and paintings, the author has systematically classified each of the basic Chinese knots, many almost forgotten, and their variations.
Creative applications reveal the practical potential for Chinese knotting in everyday life, but the artistic possibilities abound too such as using Chinese knots for beaded jewelry.
In addition to the useful summary of the four major techniques for tying basic knots and the nine main ways of modifying them, the author introduces 56 brand new knots in this book each accompanied by helpful colour photos and diagrams.
Take advantage of the little-known methods of Chinese knotting found in this book, and bring an age-old decorative tradition into your creations.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 160 pages, 66 projects * colour photos of applications * black and white diagrams of techniques
- Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
- Publication Date: 15/05/2018
- Category: Fashion & textiles: design
- ISBN: 9780804850384
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