Link Dump 2009.01.11

Things to see and do
Take Chinese knotting classes from the Palos Verdes Library District (Rolling Hills Estates, CA) on January 30, 2009

See a Chinese knot demo at “Chinese Family Art Sunday” at the Emerald Art Center, 500 Main St., Springfield (?), OR

Learn Chinese knotting from the Chinatown Cultural Center in Shanghai
http://www.chinatown-cn.com/0-english/zgc-xmty.htm (via)

Chinese knotting demos at the Bangsar village, Kuala Lumpur, Malasia until Jan 24, 2009.
http://thestar.com.my/metro/story.asp?file=/2009/1/9/central/2974557&sec=central

More about the Museum of Fine Art, Houston (Texas) Korean art exhibit that I mentioned last week.
http://www.huliq.com/4255/the-museum-of-fine-arts-and-national-museum-of-korea-create-partnership

Great big Chinese knots (new year decorations) at the Liang Court Shopping Mall in Singapore. I wonder where I could get the cord they use to tie those big ones…
http://alicesg.blogspot.com/2009/01/pink-saturday-chinese-new-year.html

A New Yorker says she wants to learn Chinese knotting. I wonder what should be done about that… 8)
http://ladytr0uble.blogspot.com/2009/01/long-overdue.html

Neckwear
The LA Times talks bow ties.
http://www.latimes.com/features/printedition/image/la-ig-bowtie4-2009jan04,0,909647.story

The story of a tie collector.
http://www.tdtnews.com/story/2008/12/24/54621/

Culture
A pageant in Hawaii (the Narcissus), for those of Chinese ancestry, considers knotting to be a core skill for their contestants.
http://www.starbulletin.com/features/20090106_Blossoming_beauty.html

Things to buy
Celtic knots tied by a Scot in satin cord.
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=59101

A fellow Vancouverite sells knotted dragonflies
http://trinityrs.blogspot.com/search/label/dragonfly

Knotted fish wall hanging
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000SJ9FGS/hobbycraft-20 (via)

There’s a tiny mention in this article about Babette Coffey Fisch who links ceramics with Chinese knotting. Tea pots? Unless she is also a producer of dance films, the ‘net can tell me nothing about her…
http://www.gainesville.com/article/20090108/NEWS/901081011/1006/NEWS?Title=_Finds__make_Harn_hard_to_leave

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