The Year of Knots
Instructions and projects that celebrate the diverse beauty and creative possibilities of macramé and knots
Every day for a year, artist Windy Chien learned to tie a new kind of
knot and then shared the results on Instagram—revolutionizing knot art
and reinventing her life and career in the process. In The Year of Knots,
Chien describes how her knot-making project led her on a path of
discovery. The book combines projects, tutorials, and transformative
personal stories, all aimed at inspiring readers to make knotting—and
creativity in general—part of a meditative daily practice. The knots in
the book are gorgeously documented step-by-step for the many knot- and
macramé-obsessed readers out there wanting to try it themselves.
Knotted projects abound: a necklace, a key chain, a dog leash, along
with wall hangings and a hanging light. At the heart of the story is the
simple, empowering idea that a single year is all the time you need to
make a life-changing creative leap.
Windy Chien’s work has been featured in Wired, the New York Times, Martha Stewart, luxe, and the San Francisco Chronicle. It is displayed at The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. She lives in San Francisco.
|Publication Date||17 September 2019|
|Illustrations||150 colour photographs|