Fun with Chinese Knotting

Fun with Chinese Knotting: Making Your Own Fashion Accessories & AccentsFun with Chinese Knotting: Making Your Own Fashion Accessories & Accents
Gifted by: Tuttle Publishing
Reviewed by: Laura Plack

Looking for new ideas for accessories and embellishments? Then Fun with Chinese Knotting: Making Your Own Fashion Accessories & Accents from Tuttle Publishing is for you. Chinese knotting is an integral part of Chinese life and an old and revered art form in China. Often referred to as Chinese macrame, this knotting technique is used to create everything from earrings, necklaces, pendants, and bracelets to hair ornaments, brooches, and belts. Projects for all of these fashion accessories, accents on clothing, and other everyday items can be found in this helpful resource guide book.  

In this book, readers will discover all that Chinese knotting has to offer. From relaxation to artistic satisfaction, the benefits to this art form are numerous. Projects are easy to follow and contain detailed instructions with step-by-step diagrams. There is a brief, but informative introduction about the resurgence of Chinese knotting, followed by the knotting instructions. Nine basic knots, nineteen compound knots, and five tassel designs form the foundations for making the 135 knot formations found in this book. Full colored pages with carefully numbered and illustrated steps make the projects enticing and easy-to-follow. This delightful book is sure to be a rich source of inspiration for craftspeople everywhere with its display of the many creative uses these decorative knots can have, and the great variety of materials used to make them.

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. Learn how this ancient art form can have contemporary appeal, and have fun making these fashion accessories and designs with Fun with Chinese Knotting.

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