International Guild of Knot Tyers

Chinese Knotting by Lydia Chen

Chinese Knotting by Lydia Chen

Tuttle Publishing, 2017 (orig. 1981, China) ISBN 9780804848756

Authentically researched traditional Chinese decorative knotting beautifully illustrated, this is a gorgeous book which men and women craft workers alike will love. All those tricky interlacings resembling dragons and butterflies are depicted clearly, stage by stage, so that anyone can learn to tie them. Early chapters feature the implements, materials and tying techniques needed to get started. Basic knots lead to compound knots. Finally, ambitious creative applications are suggested. The best new book for beginner and expert alike for many years in my view.