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« on: May 30, 2007, 02:21:34 AM »
Polymer Cafe (vol 5, no. 2 http://www.polymercafe.com/images/polymer_cafe_18.jpg) has an article about a pendant with a beaded macrame strap. p30-33.

Blogger Miachelle describes a jewelry project with a macrame necklace (http://jewelryzine.blogspot.com/2007/05/exalted-collaboration-phase-iia.html).

Apparently ties are making a comeback, here's a history of neckties (http://www.fortwayne.com/mld/newssentinel/living/17295430.htm) from 210BCE to modern times.

A tribute to the people at King's Saddlery and Ropes (http://www.jacksonholestartrib.com/articles/2007/05/25/features/hometown/cf7e1d4696f6084e872572e50020fbb6.txt), bastion of cowboy-ness.  Lots of rope-talk.  A tiny smidgeon about knots.

Chloe Findlay of Tangled Thread blogs my site (http://chineseknotting.org/) as a cool how-to site (http://www.tangledthread.com/cool-how-to-site/).
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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2007, 08:24:04 PM »
a short article in praise of their local Alan Grogono's site (http://www.animatedknots.com/)
http://www.islandpacket.com/front/story/6542899p-5822652c.html

a number of blogs of late have picked up on this "rope tightener" tool as a knot substitute
http://www.niteize.com/category.php?category_id=29

a couple of decorative knotting blog entries from a crafty soul:
http://beadsonhand.blogspot.com/2007/06/to-be-or-knot-to-bethen-what.html
http://beadsonhand.blogspot.com/2007/06/pretty-as-picture.html

another article mourning the deterioration of tie wearing and being optimistic of a resurgence in popularity
http://www.waxahachiedailylight.com/articles/2007/06/11/dailylight/opinion/editorials/column.txt
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« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2007, 08:51:32 PM »
This one is very cute.  An "instant" hammock from a piece of fabric, 2 ropes and ... 8 knots total

http://www.instructables.com/id/EUWKOHOI8LEUF10OO3/?ALLSTEPS

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« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2007, 07:06:51 PM »
ah, loved the rope/knot sculpture!  (the cake looked interesting if not all that yummy 8)  thanks for the link Znex.

here's the link to a how to for a macrame bracelet:
http://www.curbly.com/threadbanger/posts/1979-How-to-Make-A-Macrame-Bracelet-or-Necklace-

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« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2007, 01:14:11 AM »
a little blurb about Stephen Rouse (among others?) who teaches knot workshops at Tallulah Gorge State Park (http://www.gastateparks.org/ in Northeast Georgia)
http://www.wneg32.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=WNEG/MGArticle/NEG_BasicArticle&c=MGArticle&cid=1173351994905&path=

I know that crochet (and knitting) is kind of fringe to the knotting world, but the idea of crochetting spaghetti is just too much fun.  8)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/malisia/415655911/in/set-72157600213746826/

This little wire element is apparently called a "Danish knot" (possibly alternatively a "runic knot")
http://creativewirejewelryyoj.typepad.com/.shared/image.html?/photos/uncategorized/2007yojweek5.jpg
looking at it I can guess how it's done, but as I like to have definitive answers i went looking for info about how it might be done (unsuccessfully, I might add, so if you know... 8) I came across a link to....

Knots of death.  Ancient tombstone marker art?
http://www.paganlibrary.com/reference/knots_of_death.php

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« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2007, 04:29:03 PM »
a display of Korean crafts including maedup and a hands-on maedup demo at the United Nations in New York

http://presszoom.com/story_137163.html

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« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2007, 03:15:36 AM »
An article about "recreational harness tree climbing" that mentions a "magic knot", but does not describe it.  Any ideas?

http://www.al.com/printer/printer.ssf?/base/entertainment/1184836732116860.xml&coll=1

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« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2007, 06:40:31 PM »
an article about the basic knots of fishing (angling) with illustrations.  part 1 of 2
http://blogs.theledger.com/default.asp?item=654385

an article that is basically a song of praise for animatedknots.com (although, being several paragraphs long it does have other content like knots weakening ropes.  maybe the author has been reading this forum?  8) 8)
http://www.poconorecord.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070722/SPORTS/707220342

article (with nice pictures) that is about Harry Eng who used to make "impossible bottles".  like the boat in a bottle thing, but with things other than boats in the bottles.  one of his signatures was including a knot (a knot that was much bigger than the opening of the bottle 8) in each.
http://newpaper.asia1.com.sg/news/story/0,4136,136640,00.html

a very short mention of Chinese knotting in an "Understanding Taiwan" event that took place in New Jersey.  the exhibit may or may not still be ongoing.
http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan/2007/07/23/115784/New-Jersey.htm

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« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2007, 01:29:47 AM »
A follow up to the UN exhibition post, here's a link with more info http://www.mmdnewswire.com/trditil-koren-crfts-1956-2.html and some general pictures.

A link from the press release is this one
http://koreancraft.kcpf.or.kr/index.do?act=index
pick English, Exhibitor, AnBang, and page over a bit (don't you hate Javascript sites that you can't link directly? 8) to see some knot pictures.

I haven't looked at the downloadable zip file, but there may be some knot pictures in there too.

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« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2007, 03:07:57 AM »
in a tangent to the no-knot articles, here's a necktie that has a USB fan instead of a knot.  only in Japan, eh?  pity.  8) 8) 8)
http://crave.cnet.com/8301-1_105-9758037-1.html

in sadder news, here is an appreciation for  Pat 'The Rope Man' Heffernan of Brisbane
http://www.powerboat-world.com/Pat-The-Rope-Man-Heffernan-ties-his-last-knot/36520/arc

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« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2007, 07:29:17 PM »
a beginner's mountain climbing article.  the knot content is fairly low, although the line  "The first thing we need to learn is how to tie a correct knot" does appear mid-way through
http://www.uniondemocrat.com/news/story.cfm?story_no=24160

The first entry in a new craft blog.  Suitable cord for tying Chinese knots (elastic vs satin cord) is briefly discussed.  It is in English, but the writer seems to be from Hong Kong, although there is a smattering of Japanese text in the navigation (perhaps there is only an "Asian" localization of Blogger?)
http://crafts2hobbies.blogspot.com/

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« Reply #12 on: September 07, 2007, 07:29:21 PM »
The description of a tour in Korea that involves going to a Korean traditional knots gallery.  You know where I'm going if I ever get to Korea! 8)
http://www.iloveseoultour.com/english/tour/dailytour_detail.jsp?tcode=01&tno=25

An article for fire fighters about using a search rope.  Part I of II, although the second part doesn't look like it has anything to do with rope.
http://www.firerescue1.com/columnists/LaFemina/articles/309945/

An article about Celtic knots in the context of tatoos
http://chinese-symbol-tattoo52033.blogspot.com/2007/09/why-so-many-celtic-rings-feature.html

This is not new that I know of, but I only just discovered it: dictionary.reference.com has a section in it's entries about other languages (the Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary) which shows you what that word translates to in other languages.  It's near the bottom of the page.  Here's the link to knot, where they have 30 different translations of the word(s) (rope configuration, marine speed, tree feature, verb, etc)
http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=knot&x=0&y=0

Here's the announcement of a new book by Jacqui Carey of kumihimo fame.  This one is about Chinese braid embroidery and includes info about making the braids.  In my narrow worldview, it could not be that braids used for embroidery would not also have been used for knotting, so I'll be getting a copy myself in the expectation that I might find information about braids that historically were use to make Chinese knots (and if not, I'm sure the braids and embroidery themselves will be interesting 8)
http://www.careycompany.com/chinese%20braid.html

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« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2007, 06:41:40 PM »
Stormdrane makes yet another wrist lanyard (http://stormdrane.blogspot.com/2007/09/paracord-wrist-lanyard-made-with-snake.html) with detailed instructions for the snake knot (http://www.instructables.com/id/ELK41HGF6B7W8MI/)

A little sociological piece about college athletes  and ties (http://sports.tbo.com/sports/MGB47F8WF6F.html)

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« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2007, 08:34:57 PM »
The site of a knot artist.  Similar to Cavandoli macrame but with more texture and dimensionality.
http://www.edbinglee.com/

A book about mathematics via shoelaces.  Just found it by browsing around.  It's interesting that the price you pay is way over the list price.  Has anyone seen this book?  Is it worth it?  It's a little over my sight-unseen but with a nifty cover so I'll get it mark... 8) 8)
http://www.amazon.com/Shoelace-Book-Mathematical-Guide-Worst/dp/0821839330/ref=pd_ecc_rvi_cart_2/102-2078054-7076969

It has come to my attention that Lydia Chen is publishing a new Chinese knotting book in English.  That's all I know although based on the title (Complete Book of Chinese Knotting: A Compendium of Techniques and Variation) and the cover image, I'm guessing that it's a translation of Chinese Knotting 3.  Of course, I've ordered it and will give a more complete description when I can.
http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Book-Chinese-Knotting-Lydia/dp/0804836795/ref=sr_1_6/702-9673428-9753667?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1191170800&sr=8-6

A short article about the meaning of Chinese knots prompted by the upcoming Olympic Games in Beijing.
http://bugoo.cn/2008beijing/?p=15

A description of the activities at Heritage Days at the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium in Dubuque, IA which starts out with a description of how much the kids enjoy the rope-making demo.
http://www.thonline.com/article.cfm?id=173416

Halfway down the page is a Q&A about fishing knots (they recommend the Palomar knot for braided fishing line)
http://www.macon.com/160/story/137951.html

A blurb about using "this animated video clips from this site" (I'm paraphrasing here) for learning knots, except that I don't see any link.  Maybe my security settings are too high...
http://www.arabianbusiness.com/500397-get-knotted

A small blog entry (but with picture) of someone using knots in their jewelry.
http://dichroicjewelry.net/index.php/2007/09/17/chinese-knot-jewelry/
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