Posted by: cassymuronaka | April 26, 2009

Knots to you

So I’ve honed in on one knot — the double knot — because it’s fast and it blends seamlessly with my work.

I have learned four knots: the double knot, the flat knot, the snake knot and the cross knot. I’m already in danger of losing the two more complicated knots from my feeble brain, so I suppose I ought to charge up the iPod and practice practice practice.

This notion was reinforced when I picked up some cord at String Arts a few days ago in Monterey Park. The owner/teacher was doing what appeared to be a quick remedial class with an accountant on his lunch hour. While I was selecting colors, we said hello and the accountant grimly advised me not to wait too long between teaching sessions. I nodded dumbly but I think I am already going to have to consult my photos for the snake knot.

But I haven’t lost the double knot. It will be the focus of a demonstration tomorrow night at the Orange County Polymer Clay Guild.

Meanwhile, I continue to employ large polymer clay beads made in Days of Yore. I’ve always liked the green bargello bead, but really never knew how to string it appropriately. I think the bead finally found a home, as did the mokume gane and flower bead.

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  1. Cassy, your demo at the Orange County Polymer Clay Guild on Monday was great! The double knot demo was both useful and slightly challenging for us. Which is a nice balance to keep people engaged.

    WAY too late. Must sleep and dream of double knots…

  2. Darn, I wish you had a video on how to do this… do you????? 🙂

    • I don’t, but there is a lot of material available in books and on YouTube. I’ve got lots of books, but I do admit that it’s hard to learn from them. Try YouTube!


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