This book is an ultimate comprehensive guide, not only presenting the step-by-step illustrated instructions but also all the information regarding Chinese knotting. From the origins to developments, functions to decorations, material selections to final products, basic techniques to modified combinations, and traditional crafts to creative designs, author Cao Haimei walks you through every detail.
Besides discovering the history and traditions, this book also demonstrates the basic techniques, such as designing, interlacing, tightening, shaping, adjusting, and decorating. With the proper tools and materials, whether it is synthetic or silk cords, glass beads or porcelain charms, gold rings or silver clasps, you can start knotting by following the 100+ projects to make your home decorations, lucky charms, necklaces, bracelets, hair accessories, buttons, brooches and many more.
About the Author
Cao Haimei is a fashion designer, gongbi painter, and guqin performer. She is also a member of the Beijing Arts and Crafts Association, China Fashion Association, and China Female Artists Association. With significant experience in creative design, Cao has started to lecture on Chinese knotting since 1993. She has also engaged in arts and design production as well as educational research.