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Book Cover Scans

Chinese Knot book 2 cover scan I keep resolving to scan and review my entire knotty (and braid-y) book library, but I’ve only done one or two so far for the blog. I have gotten started with scanning the book covers though. Note for linkers, those titles will change and the location of those image files will likely change as well as they get processed. Amassing images for the blog and main website has rarely been the problem, it’s the writeups and translations that are most time consuming. It’s clear that this lot are going to need significant translation and interpretation work. Also, what’s up with 5 of them having the same ISBN? I thought every book is supposed to have a unique ISBN or what’s the point?

American Independence Day 2010

pentagonal stellar knot in red, white, and blue with cut ears A pentagonal stellar knot tied in red, white and blue in a tribute to the flag colours and stars. Since I wanted the colours to remain in the same order as they went around the knot, the ears could not nest as is usually desirable in a ribbon style multi-strand knot. Instead the colours cross as shown below. Knowing this would happen, I had planned to cut the ears when I started thinking of the design. Once cut, it was both less and more than I expected as the cut ends were more chaotic than I was expecting, although down near the body of the knot the doubled colour alignment from the front and back layers was… well, I’m still trying to decide how much I like or dislike it. 8)

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