Every day for a year, author and artist Windy Chien taught herself to tie a new kind of knot and then shared the results on Instagram-revolutionizing knot art and macrame in the process.
Her approach to the craft is both beautiful and accessible, yet retains its unique artistic quality.
InThe Year of Knots, Chien describes how her knot-making project (which was displayed to fanfare in San Francisco art galleries, and later purchased by Facebook for permanent display at its headquarters) led her on a path of self-transformation and discovery.
The book combines projects, step-by-step tutorials, and 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 gorgeouslydocumented step-by-step, for the many knot- and macrame-obsessedreaders out there wanting to try it themselves.
Knotted projects abound: necklaces, bracelets, a key chain, a dog leash, wall hangings, room dividers, and a hanging light.
At the heart of the book is the simple, empowering idea that a singleyear is all the time you need to make a life-changing, creativeleap.