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Knot Basics: Creating a Collection of Symbolic Knots with Lise Silva | $95

  • Makers Mess 602 North Hoover Street Los Angeles, CA, 90004 United States (map)
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Knotting connects us to the past and grounds us in the present, using hand and mind in skillful play like an active meditation. The limitless possibilities of a single cord, connecting and intertwining, was thought by our ancestors to explain the workings of the cosmos and activate the powers of the subconscious. From the manifestation powers of Chinese knots to the metaphysical principles in Celtic designs, craftsmen and women from around the world communicated systems of belief through knots. By expressing our dreams through a system of symbols, knots also propel us into the future.  

While also functional, knots can display powerful symbols and add eye-catching ornamentation to empty space. In this 2 1/2 hour course, Lise Silva will guide you through these goals 1) introduce the fundamental concepts of knotting and knot symbolism 2) set intention and learn how to create a knotting practice 3) learn to read knotting diagrams 3) introduce a variety of knotting techniques and brainstorm ideas for projects 4) learn how to create tassels 5) create a small collection of knots for display. Included in this course is cotton rope, Knot: A Book (an instructional guide) to inspire future creations, yarn for tassels in several colors for you to add to your piece.

Please enroll by 7/20 to ensure your spot in the workshop!  

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