I bought leather lace thinking that I should try knotting something wearable, but procrastination slowly set in because I wasn’t sure if the knotwork would turn out nice. This is a 3.5mm thick leather strip and its squarish perimeter doesn’t make it suitable to even begin to consider jewelry knotting. Normal people knot with thinner and roundish cords.
Well, I don’t know what came over me (maybe work stress…) that I finally had the courage to pull out the leather and do a clover knot, as a start.
I’ve shown the clover knot here before but haven’t taken the opportunity to elaborate more. This 2-leaf clover looks like a bow tie, doesn’t it? But of course it’s not. It’s more secure than a bow once the 2 loops are pulled to their optimum tightness. Like most of the knots in Chinese knotting, its origins go way back to ancient imperial times.
I’ve made the clover into a pendant (adding a pink brocade near the clasp) and am happily wearing it whenever it matches my outfit.
That’s not all, having conquered the clover, I was UNSTOPPABLE and carried on to knot a 6 petal brocade!
I’m liking these knotty results VERY much.
The leather makes great flower-knots, Clara! And I like that soft caramel-brown shade… LOVELY! :o) Happy Days ((HUGS))
Clara you’re so good at this! Wow!
Such pretty knots. Have never really seen leather knotted up this way. Very refreshing!