The Lucky knot has its origins in Buddhist religion and is often found in temples among the effects of ancient monks. It was conceived as a lucky charm with standard 7-loops. Though very easy to make, it's structure is loose and easily undone, so it is difficult to retain its shape.
Many cultures have their own version of the Lucky knot.
- Japanese Hanamusubi knot generally refers to 'flower' knots, one of which presents the same as the Chinese version.
- Korean One-mind knot is exactly like the Chinese version, even the steps are the same.
- Celtic Cross knot is quite different, whether in presentation or steps.
Look for different ways to use things, and here are some ideas of Lucky knots with a difference.
Embed other simpler knots on its 'wings' to create new designs.
Change its basic appearance with additional loops.
Use them on skirts and t-shirts as embellishments.
Add them to bags, pouches and pencil-cases.
Sew them on cushions, pillow cases and sofas.
Glue them on gift boxes, makeup boxes and candy boxes.
Be inspired. Be creative. Be bold.
Join my workshops to learn the basic knot, bring back the know-how for your own creations.