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General => Fancy and Decorative Knotwork => Fancy Knotwork Tutorials => Topic started by: JD~TIAT on April 30, 2010, 04:09:47 AM

Title: How to Tie a Chinese Cloverleaf Knot by TIAT (Video Instructions)
Post by: JD~TIAT on April 30, 2010, 04:09:47 AM
It's a wonder why I haven't shown how to tie the Chinese
Cloverleaf Knot
until now.

(http://images.tribe.net/tribe/upload/photo/d07/d0f/d07d0f9c-8437-42f3-bb43-0987930ff35f)

Effectively a miniature version of the Pan Chang Knot, its
cloverleaf pattern is as much a symbol of good luck in
China, as it is in the west.

Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iu37Cdsroec (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iu37Cdsroec)

Hope you enjoy,

JD ~ TIAT
Title: Re: How to Tie a Chinese Cloverleaf Knot by TIAT
Post by: KnotMe on May 04, 2010, 04:59:00 PM
I usually read the forum via "unread posts since last visit" so I don't pay that much attention to which particular forum a post might actually be on, but then I decided to have another look at JD's latest (on Fancy Knotwork Tutorials for those in similar situations as I was) and I noticed that on this particular forum, the whole first screen are all JD's posts.  Hurrah, JD!

Since JD brought up the topic, I thought I'd continue the conversation with some links to relevant pages and posts on my instructional site and blog.

http://www.chineseknotting.org/flower/
http://www.chineseknotting.org/flower/howto4.html
http://www.chineseknotting.org/flower/howto6.html
http://www.chineseknotting.org/flower/howto8.html
http://www.knottynotions.com/mystic/assembly
http://www.knottynotions.com/2010/march/ru-yi-knot

Also, speaking of pan chang knots, look at this beauty I found, 20x20, I believe the Chinese says.  That's a lot of string!:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/44363934@N06/4469974086/in/pool-chinaknotart
Title: Re: How to Tie a Chinese Cloverleaf Knot by TIAT
Post by: Rrok007 on May 05, 2010, 04:41:42 AM
the video isn't there anymore?
Title: Re: How to Tie a Chinese Cloverleaf Knot by TIAT
Post by: JD~TIAT on May 05, 2010, 07:04:28 AM
That 20 x 20 Pang Chang is off the hook!

JD ~ TIAT
Title: Re: How to Tie a Chinese Cloverleaf Knot by TIAT
Post by: KnotMe on May 05, 2010, 04:54:24 PM
looks like some group was having a challenge, here's a post with details in English.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/chinaknotart/4147961310/in/set-72157622640929593/

Knotting 20 cycles reborn knot need 1 working day. And than spend 30 hours for adjustment. Nobody can use needle & pad knotting it. 16.5cmX16.5cm. Starting rope (diameter 2 mm) is 32 meter. Remain rope 2.5 meter after finished.

32 metres of cord, and 54 hrs of work.  don't be using that for a coaster!  8)
Title: Re: How to Tie a Chinese Cloverleaf Knot by TIAT
Post by: JD~TIAT on May 05, 2010, 08:42:41 PM
Just...Wow!  :o

I'm sincerely blown away by that.

JD ~ TIAT