Link Dump 2010.05.07

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Things to buy
The Adachi Kumihimo shop/gallery (安達くみひも館) in Kyoto. Some shop products including marudai, kakudai, takadai, tama and silk
http://www.adachikumihimokan.com/

An interesting "knotted" rope ring.
http://newinatprecious.wordpress.com/2010/05/11/bex-rox-the-love-knot-an...

Not so much knotty or braided as just string-y, but nifty in any case, a very string-y dress.
http://www.lbruning.com/evening-gowns/dayglo-weave/

This says "Alamar knot" keychain. I look at that and say "double coin" or "carrick bend".
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=380230144436

Pretty pictures
A string painting of a dragon. Some knots involved.
http://tw.myblog.yahoo.com/a0312-b1207/article?mid=3374

A more dramatic string painting of a dragon, with more knots.
http://tw.myblog.yahoo.com/a0312-b1207/article?mid=3358

Elaborate knotted wallhanging.
http://tw.myblog.yahoo.com/a0312-b1207/article?mid=3364
http://tw.myblog.yahoo.com/a0312-b1207/article?mid=3352

A beautiful purse with knots from the China Knot Art Flickr Pool.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/chinaknotart/4554526993/in/pool-1304313@N22

A Chinese knotter's Picasa photo stream
http://picasaweb.google.com/sabeleinstein/ddsQuK#

Some interesting metal (?) knot sculptures.
http://blog.artnabi.co.kr/302 (via)

The "Flickr Hive Mind" is a image search engine. This is a link to Traditional Chinese Handcrafts. Heavy on the Chinese Knotting.
http://fiveprime.org/hivemind/Tags/traditional,%E5%82%B3%E7%B5%B1

A very simple mizuhiki knot.
とても良い式だった。頭に結んだ水引ウケも抜群だった。ほどいた水引画像をどうぞ
http://twitpic.com/1jznvm

Video from a mizuhiki card manufacturing facility.(津田水引折型 石引店)
http://www.vidoemo.com/yvideo.php?i=U2QxdTBWcWuRpeXI0V1E&cc

Video from a mizuhiki sculpture facility
http://blixtube.com/Cr_x8CFja6A/.html

and the mizuhiki search from Blix Tube
http://blixtube.com/show-videos/%E6%B0%B4%E5%BC%95

A video of the making of a mizuhiki turtle (結納専門店 津田水引)
http://www.vidoemo.com/yvideo.php?i=LU1FVFdOcWuRpVWhVQjg&ce-a-

Video of the making of a mizuhiki crane (水引工芸実演)
http://www.vidoemo.com/yvideo.php?i=emtQS0RVcWuRpbFVqNzg&e

Things to make
Pictoral instructions for making a hollow centre pan chang. In Chinese.
http://tw.myblog.yahoo.com/a0312-b1207/article?mid=-2&next=3381&l=a&fid=9

Rita of Knots Indeed has some string bag patterns to go with her free netting online classes.
http://knotsindeed.blogspot.com/2010/05/string-bag-patterns-for-upcoming...

A slow motion video of 4 strand braiding (組み紐 平四つ打ち). Note that the side panel of "Related Videos" is heavy on kumihimo videos.
http://www.vidoemo.com/yvideo.php?i=dmVLS280cWuRpWnRLTVk&cc-wmv

Vague instructions for how to make a t-shirt necklace with occasional knotting.
http://www.mybfcloset.com/2010/05/knot-your-average-t-shirt-necklace/

Some examples of double coin jewelry with many familiar sources, although they are at least credited.
http://www.handmade-jewelry-club.com/2010/05/how-to-make-chinese-knot-je...

Fashion
HowTo Video Tutorials links to someone's youTube video about how to tie a Pratt knot.
http://www.howtovids.info/how-to-tie-a-tie-pratt-knot/

Reference
Practical knot instructional videos by the Korean National Rescue Service
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LewbtE4pdPQ (via)

The "no knot" magic trick explained on online video by Jay Sankey who my kids watch all the time on Spellz.
http://watch-magic-tricks.blogspot.com/2010/05/no-knot-comedy.html

I found a weird site that I can't seem to navigate from the beginning (eg. http://www.chinaknotart.com/). It's flash or something that my browser doesn't like, so I get to the second page which says that it's a menu, but nothing is clickable and the journey ends. Luckily my search feed started me at the forum. It looks forum-y and there are pictures of knots, so it seems to be what the URL implies, a Chinese knot art forum. The text is mostly traditional, but there's some simplified text in the banner image. Which means, what? I'd still guess that it's a Taiwanese forum, although it's possible that it's based out of Singapore or even mainland with significant Taiwan presence?
http://www.chinaknotart.com/forum/index.php

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