Monday, August 27, 2012

Fleur-de-Lis knotwork for I Might Make That! Monday

Fleur-de-lis knot by Tying It All Together

Many people think of the fleur-de-lis as a symbol for New Orleans, but it is also a symbol associated with Louisville, my home town, which is named for the Louis XVI. (It's been many years since I've been back, but at one time there was a fountain downtown near the waterfront designed to spout water in a fleur-de-lis shape.)

I'm a real francophile, so I've always loved these symbols. (Did you know that the fleur-de-lis is supposed to represent an iris?)

I recently learned about a great video tutorial series on knotwork from reading Stormdrane's Blog, called Tying It All Together (by J.D. Lenzen), and when I subscribed to the channel, this stunning fleur-de-lis knot was the first to arrive in my mailbox:

No set of diagrams can duplicate actually watching someone do this--Lenzen's tutes are pure gold!

I can just picture this embellished with beads in the loops to accentuate them. (I wonder if you could make a beaded rope flexible enough to be tied like this?)

(New to my blog? An archive of previous I Might Make That! Monday tutorials can be found via the widget in the top right corner of my blog.)


  1. What are you doing to me? I don't have enough hobbies (i.e., obsessions) already? I watched one video and now I have to find a supplier for paracord. Yike! I love this stuff! And I never knew about any of it. It's fascinating and so very cool! Thanks (I think). heehee


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