Knot art represents strength in unity. And puns aside, it truly is an incredible form of art. They are widely used in a multitude of professions from sailors to surgeons and for a multitude of applications from safety to shoelaces. Knots are mathematical, functional, decorative and symbolic.
This weeks focus on knot art is inspired by artist, Windy Chien, who says “knots are artefacts of human ingenuity.”
This activity guides you through the process of making an Ocean Plait Mat, a versatile and functional knot for the home. It can be useful as a coaster, table mat, door mat or heat pad. For a range of other useful knots, we recommend visiting Animated Knots for simple how-to’s.