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Chinese Culture in Taiwan: Chinese Macrame - info from
the Taiwanese embassy in Houston, TX.
Macrame: The Ties That Bind - these two sites have the
same text content, but different illustrations.
Knotting by Yvonne -
currently containing a beautiful gallery of her work (18
examples and growing) as well as a short
history essay and instructions in English.
Powell's study in fibre and Chinese Knotting for her
Certificate of Excellence in Handspinning from the Handweavers Guild of
America. The good stuff is down at the bottom of the
page in the section marked "Part II: Special Study in
friends with Chinese Knots - an interesting page with
instructions for a few knots and projects. Most of the text
is in Chinese, although the navigation is in English.
- Feng Yi Ge - an
interesting site with an
essay about history as well as a 21
page gallery (which all appear to be scanned from books), and
for 7 basic knots and a project. In Chinese.
- Two Snake - a
site created by a two people who evidently like snakes as well
as knots. 8) There is a gallery
composed of images scanned from books as well as instructions
for knots (that seem to be from the same source as myknots.com)
that can also be downloaded
individually. They also appear to sell cord and
beads. In Chinese.
- My Knots.com - a
substantial site with a clearly commercial bent (everything
seems to be for sale?) that uses lots of extras like sound
that regularly kill my browsers while I am trying to browse
the site. There is also a gallery
but all the thumbnails I clicked on gave a file not found
for a quite a few knots as well as a handfull of projects are
given. There are also bulletin boards/discussion groups on
this site. In Chinese.
- a site in Taiwan. The front page gave me an error for not
using Microsoft, so I'm probably missing some content. The
looks like original work: mostly sculptural plus some doll
clothing as well as purses. In Chinese.
- China Knot -
evidently the website for a Chinese knotting shop in Chengdu.
In both English
but mostly under construction in either language.
- Design DNA -
currently having issues with it's counter software, I was able
to surf this site by waiting for the error and then backing up
and stopping the page from loading before the error returned.
It has a gallery,
although most of the images are scanned from books. In Chinese.
123's Chinese Knotting Page - currently has instructions
for the double-coin knot and a smaller variation for which I
don't remember the name. The page promises more instructions
Knotting Arts - a bilingual site in Chinese
and English. Some instructions and a short history essay.
Most of the content is duplicated from other sources
(certainly I found the related
links page to be very familiar!) but there are
nice pictures, and they have some knots
for sale (the English links seems broken, but the
Chinese one works).
by Carlo H. Séquin - sculptures of several mathematical
objects, and the Chinese Button Knot in metal and
- koreaknots.org -
there are at least 2 Living Cultural Treasures in Korea who
are Masters of Maedup (Korean knotting), one is featured on
this site. Until the English (or French or Japanese)
translations become available, use the Korean
version and look for clickable things (hint: they
usually blink and move for you... 8) for there are treasures
within including step
by step instructions for 11 knots, cord
braiding instructions, tassel
instructions (use the pulldown to see more) and galleries.
Note: from time to time, http://www.koreaknots.org/
has worked for the same site, but for some reason http://www.knots.or.kr/maedup/
is more reliable.
- Korean Knots -
this site features another Maedup Master (and Living Cultural
Treasure). There's no instructions here, but the English
translation is complete so there's a lot of information and
to be explored, not to mention galleries and a short
Korean Antique: Maedup Crafts - a short primer on maedup
- a small gallery by a Hanamusubi artist.
Ishikawa - the site of a Chinese knotting artist in
Japan with some
project instructions, a
knot gallery, a
gallery, and a
bibliography. In Japanese.
Library - a page of musubi, Japanese decorative
- e-fusa.com - a custom
(?) hanamusubi company. This is a commercial site, but in
addition to the occasional interesting picture of their
products is a fantastic book and
link list. In Japanese.
- Cyu -
a nice site from a Japanese knotting enthusiast and teacher.
The site (the teacher?) seems to be affiliated with a store
that sells knotting supplies. In Japanese.
- Hiromi -
a small gallery from the Oriental Beauty Tea
House knot artisan (??). In Japanese.
- a site which is probably about tea, but (here's the relevant
part) has (sells?) tea bags tied with decorative knots. There
is a tiny amount of instructions
and an English
translation of the site planned. In Japanese.
Beauty - a teahouse and custom
emporium. In Japanese.
Chinese Knotting Association of Japan - the site claims
that an association is in the works, but in the meanwhile
there's not all that much content. In Japanese.
- Buna - a
site with some knotting instructions that mostly seem to be
... sword related. In Japanese.
- The Chinese Knotting Promotion Center in Taipei, Taiwan
offers a series of courses that can extend to 50 sessions in
length if you want to become a teacher of Chinese knotting. I
will post more information as I get it translated. I have an
email address for the Center. drop me a line
if you would like it (I just don't want to post it for
harvesting by spammers).
in Chinese Knotting from the Chinese Information and
Culture Center in New York.
in Chinese Knotting from the Center for Asian and
Pacific Arts in Kaimuki, Hawaii.
Company, a Taiwan merchant specializing in Chinese
Knotting products, including cord and beads.
Handicraft Promotion Center - a non-profit organization
that also sells examples of the crafts it is promoting. They
have a small sampling of tassel/ornament type knotworks.
- More and
More a New York based seller of Chinese Knotted jade
pendants and bracelets.
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