International Guild of Knot Tyers

Celtic Knots for Beaded Jewellery by Suzen Millodot

Celtic Knots for Beaded Jewellery by Suzen Millodot

Search Press ISBN 9781844480548

I was delighted to be asked to review this book as I had found great inspiration in the authors earlier book Chinese Knots for Beaded Jewellery. I am pleased to say that this second book is not a disappointment. It is visually attractive to look at, with clear and concise instructions and diagrams for tying the knots. The colourful photos of the completed jewellery show the attractive designs to great effect, and will I’m sure be a source of inspiration to jewellery makers. The publishers are aware of the errors on p 42/43 regarding the tying of the flat Turk’s head knot and have made corrections for future editions of the book. They will be pleased to supply a copy of those corrections to anyone with an earlier edition. This book contains a little information about the history of Celtic designs. And whilst there are plenty of books on the market for a more in-depth study, anyone wishing to apply Celtic designs to jewellery, will find this is a very useful book. Suzen has some excellent ideas for the combination of knots, cords and beads, which display the charm, sometimes simple, sometimes more intricate, of the Celtic patterns and weaves. I am sure that any jewellery maker or tyer of decorative knots can find inspiration here. The book contains some very useful tips that could be applied to other areas of knot tying. I also like the acknowledgement to her husband for the excellent meals he produced whilst Suzen was knot tying. Other knot tyers partners please note! Celtic Knots for Beaded Jewellery is a delightful book to have, either just to dip in and enjoy looking at, or to find inspiration for the knot tyers own efforts. Anyone wishing to contact Suzen can do so at: - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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