Sacred Knots by Lise Silva Gomes
Sacred Knots: Create, Transform, and Adorn Through the Art of Knotting
A bright and vibrant guide to contemporary knot making—learn knotting basics, create gorgeous pieces, and discover a meditative and meaningful crafting practice.
The ancient craft of knotting connects our past to our present, helping us tap into ancestral wisdom and dream for the future, while grounding us in the present moment. It offers a meditative break from our busy lives, calming the mind in a tactile and engaging way. Through a journey of creative exercises and projects, this book offers tools to form a knotting practice that will fuel creativity and inspire mindfulness.
With illustrated step-by-step instructions, you’ll learn to tie basic knots and then develop skills further to create larger projects that focus on color and experimentation with unconventional materials.
Along the way, you’ll discover how to adapt knot tying to your own personal creative practice, use it as a way to manifest intentions and embrace it as a platform for meditation. Projects such as the Pipa Knot Earrings, Sun Worshipper Statement Necklace, Colorblock Woven Knot Panel, and Double Coin Curtain go beyond the basics to incorporate various fiber art mediums and craft techniques spanning cord wrapping, jewelry making, macramé, tassel making and more.
Author: Lise Silva Gomes
Publishing: Roost Books | Nov 3, 2020
Dimensions: 7" x 9-1/2"
Lise (Portuguese spelling pronounced just like Lizzie) is an artist living and working in Oakland, CA. She explores the power of ancient symbols and the grounding restorative nature of ancestral craft with Sacred Knots. This book outlines her approach to knot work, offering historical knot information, craft instruction, meditative approaches, tutorials and project ideals.
Selected with intention by Emily Katz