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A bright and vibrant guide to contemporary knot making—learn knotting basics, create gorgeous pieces, and discover a meditative and meaningful crafting practice.
The ancient craft of knotting connects our past to our present, helping us tap into ancestral wisdom and dream for the future, while grounding us in the present moment. It offers a meditative break from our busy lives, calming the mind in a tactile and engaging way. Through a journey of creative exercises and projects, this book offers tools to form a knotting practice that will fuel creativity and inspire mindfulness.
With illustrated step-by-step instructions, you’ll learn to tie basic knots and then develop skills further to create larger projects that focus on color and experimentation with unconventional materials. Along the way, you’ll discover how to adapt knot tying to your own personal creative practice, use it as a way to manifest intentions, and embrace it as a platform for meditation. Projects such as the Pipa Knot Earrings, Sun Worshipper Statement Necklace, Colorblock Woven Knot Panel, and Double Coin Curtain go beyond the basics to incorporate various fiber art mediums and craft techniques spanning cord wrapping, jewelry making, macramé, tassel making, and more.
Lise Silva is an artist living in Oakland, CA and working from her studio in Berkeley. Strongly influenced by meditation, mysticism, classic film, psycedelic illustration, surrealism, and art deco design, she explores the power of symbols through her work with Sacred Knots creating fiber jewelry and wallhangings with handmade cord entwined in knot designs that serve as a metaphor for life experiences, dreams, and deep desires.