Descriptionby Windy Chien
“At the heart of this story is the simple, empowering idea that a daily five-minute practice is all you need to make a life-changing leap.”
The Year of Knots combines projects, tutorials, and a transformative personal stories, all aimed at inspiring readers to make knotting – or creativity in general – part of a meditative daily practice.
The Year of Knots is a cross between a classic tutorial book and a memoir. Chien discusses her growing process as an artist and maker in a passionate and inspiring way. She talks about how knotting changed her life and her self-challenge with the “Year of Knots”, a project where she learned a new knot every day for a year. As she discusses her journey with knotting, Chien inspires and shares advice for artists that she learned along the way.
These tutorials walk you through various knots and their potential uses, each knot increasing in complexity. Each project is unique and easy to follow. Chein challenges readers to “elevate the everyday” by exercising creativity.