The art of knotting is an old and revered part of Chinese life. Used for a variety of practical and decorative purposes over the centuries, Chinese knotwork is intricate and full of magnificent color combinations that lend elegance to everyday objects. In Fun with Chinese Knotting, author Lydia Chen focuses on Chinese knots as fashion accessoriesuhair ornaments, earrings, necklaces, pendants, brooches, belts, bracelets and ankletsuand as accents on clothing. Detailed instructions, clear diagrams, and beautiful color photographs illustrating the creative use of Chinese knots and the variety of materials used make this book attractive, useful and a source of inspiration for craftspeople everywhere.
Lydia Chen is a leading authority on traditional Chinese decorative knotting. She has taught knotting at colleges, held several exhibitions of her work, and authored several books on the subject.