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A small gallery of interesting dangles
I'm not sure what the deal with the sachets (or small decorated bags in general) are, but does it matter?  8-)  http://bbs.zhongguojie.org/thread-56566-1-1.html

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How to diagram ice flower knot layouts
A detailed how to for diagramming ice flower knot layouts with what looks an awful lot like photo shop (??, haven't used photoshop in a decade, gimp and inkscape FTW! 8-) http://bbs.zhongguojie.org/thread-11357-1-1.html

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Similar for cloverleaf knots:
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Several views of an interesting macramé necklace
The concept is not earth shattering, but the execution is lovely (http://bbs.zhongguojie.org/thread-56422-1-1.html)

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+Bae ky shares with us a rainbow of cloverleaf chains
The machine translated text says something about bracelets, so either they're unfinished or they're closed via tying through the top loop vs any kind of button type arrangement (http://b312312.blog.me/220433214643)
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Cord comparisons for knotting and beading
+Marion Hunziker-Larsen compares and contrasts beading threads and Chinese knotting cords (from the small side) from a micromacramé perspective. Fantastic reference material.
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Chinese Knotting Cord is a braided nylon cord with a central core. It is available in many sizes and  quality. Sometimes braided polyester is sold as Chinese Knotting Cord instead of nylon, but polyester is more slippery and ...
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Tying the knot: the sinister edition
Most versions of the Hindu wedding ceremony involves tying a string necklace on the bride (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mangala_sutra).  So, this nut job in Madurai tried to just claim a girl he started obsessing about last week by tagging her with a necklace.  She fought him off with the help of other bus passengers.  The charges he was arrested on are really illuminating.

Guys, if you like a girl, try starting by talking to her.  Also, leave minor children alone, unless you are also a minor child.  8-)

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In a shocking incident, a 35-year-old man tried to tie ‘thali’ around the neck of schoolgirl on a running bus in Melur on Tuesday. However, the girl and fellow passengers foiled his attempt.The man, identified as R. Kal
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IGKT North American Branch Newsletter
Looking for something else entirely, I just discovered that the International Guild of Knot Tyers-North American Branch's Newsletter from 1999-2012 is available online for free.  Wow, that's generous guys!  Thanks!!
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Macramé necklace for the Hydra agent in your life
Well, who knows if 水清木华 even knows what Hydra is or has ever watched a Marvel movie or read a Marvel comic.  Sorry if the geek part of my brain can't help crossing wires.  8-)  In any case, it's another lovely necklace from 水清木华.

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Delightful wedding decoration
There's only the one picture here, with no instructions, but it's such a wonderful thing (http://bbs.zhongguojie.org/thread-56384-1-1.html) that I'm going to go on about it for a while.  There's a lot of cultural context packed in here, but if you already know then smile and move on.  8-)

Firstly, the main knotted part is "double happiness" (囍) a symbol of marriage, but not technically speaking a word, if I'm not mistaken.  The groom is in blue and the bride in red, the other traditional colour scheme if they're not both in red or imperial yellow.  The two parts of the symbol are then decked out in full operatic-style Chinese wedding regalia (http://www.aliexpress.com/cheap/cheap-bride-groom-costumes.html).  The "groom" here has a red sash and the happy couple hold a ribbon ball between them.  For some reason, I'm not finding any explanation for the red ball, so I'm going to hazard that it is a really big symbol of the red string of fate.

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A small gallery of dangles
There's only 3 items here, but I think the first one is particularly nice (http://bbs.zhongguojie.org/thread-56360-1-1.html).

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DIY knotted fauxhawk
I thought I posted about this before, but can't find it in my stream after a couple of days, so apologies if you're seeing it again.

+Braidsandstyles12 shows us how to tie a knotted fauxhawk on yourself.  I'm not sure how important it is that your hair be long enough to hold in your mouth after being tied in a knot, but it probably helps.  Really, really need to try this.  8-)
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Knots and scarves for girls
The whole "borrowed from the boys" thing made me feel stupid.  Why did I need to buy neckties to tie fancy necktie knots in for my displays if I could have just used scarves?  Admittedly I don't have a big collection of scarves either unless you count my many furoshikis which being cotton might not knot like a silk scarf....  ok, I feel better... unless this just means I need to accumulate a supply of silk scarves now?!?  8-)
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Knotty Notions is the bloggy voice of The Chinese Knotting Homepage and Kumihimo Homepage (wow, I really need to rename that one).