Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Tudor Rose Knot

This knot is from the 100th issue of Knotting Matters, quarterly newsletter for the International Guild of Knot Tyers. It must also be in a book somewhere, but I haven't been able to track it down yet. If anyone knows, please e-mail me.

The first one I made is on the left. The second one I made is on the right.

Then I decided to try making one with smaller stuff. And for those of you who think 'Flowers Are Red' (I sure do miss Harry Chapin), I decided to make it in red. I made it reversible, by tying two knots, back to back. Then I thought I'd try making a snake-knot stem for it. And, of course, if there's a stem, there has to be a leaf or two, so I threw in a couple of Ruth Perry's Hanging Cluny leaves (because the rat tail is so much larger than tatting threa, I had to use the tiny fid in place of the floss threader).

The mat and fid (another masterpiece by the 'Maestro') are from Bud Brewer. Thanx again, Bud -- it works perfectly! : - )

And yes, of course, I'm working on an even smaller one, but that'll have to wait for another entry. I had to get this out there to all of you!

I'll post more as soon as I can, but things have been REALLY weird around here, lately. I guess I say that a lot, but it's been stranger than ever the past couple of weeks!

9 comments:

Clyde said...

What a beautiful flower and a perfect combination of different techniques.

BARZ said...

Hey Lily, it Barz! How are ya?!

The roses look GREAT! Now that I've found your blog I can keep up with all the cool stuff you are working on.

Frayed Knots said...

As usual, masterful work, but we expect no less!

Bud's work in metal rivals yours in line... two great people.

Marie said...

Beautiful, Lily! I have been following your blog and have gotten really interested in knots. And the clunies are perfect with the rose. I do enjoy reading your blog.

Tattycat said...

The flowers and the techniques are lovely. More things to learn! I love the metal work as well. Great job!

Lil said...

Will you share a tutorial on how to make this knot? It is beautiful!

LoopyLacer said...

Lil said...

Will you share a tutorial on how to make this knot?

Working on it. : - D

Lily

Ricky said...

Now that's what i call beauty... at it's full expression.

Woow a tut would be grrrrreat... Thank YOu..

Ruth said...

Awesome! Karey told me about this, and I had to come and see it. So are the Hanging Clunies a knot or not?