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Knotty Notions is a blog about decorative knotting (mostly Asian) primarily authored by Carol who also authors The Chinese Knotting Homepage, a reference site, and owns The Dao of Silk, an online retail shop for Asian craft supplies (but mostly Chinese knotting stuff, at least at this point).

Back when I thinking of a name for my shop, I reserved a couple of names (reserve first and ask questions later is how I do domain name stuff, of course, being a packrat even with virtual things that can cause trouble...) while deciding. When I chose "The Dao of Silk" instead, I still had this snazzy name that I didn't want to let go. I thought: newsletter, magazine, or blog site! I'll use it for something!!

What's the difference between a blog and a totally online magazine? I'm not sure. Multiple contributors and a less anecdotal writing style, maybe?

I have been tying knots recreationally for nigh until 30 years at this point (2010) and am a member of both the International Guild of Knot Tyers as well as the Braid Society.