Update: Maker Faire was an exciting whirl of spectacle, technocraft, steampunk, merch, and make. I got to hang out with Carol and her fun family, learn knots, talk to string-friendly visitors, and explore the Faire, but what I didn’t do was take many photos, unfortunately (and the ones I did take were closeups in bad light of knots that I want to learn!)
I’ll be there, not as “Loopbraider”, but as a gawker and assistant at the International Guild of Knot Tyers booth–along with Carol Wang of Chinese Knotting, and Knotty Notions (the first is her instructional site, the second is her blog).
The Chinese Knotting link is also in my sidebar, under “Textile crafts links” because it is such a great resource for learning some basic and beautiful Chinese knots…Carol even shows an alternative way to tie the Chinese button knot if you only have one free end available to tie with! Believe me, when you are trying to tie more than one of them in a row on the same braided cord as I once needed to do, that option is a lifesaver. Or if you want to tie the knot onto the end of an already-beaded cord, or a cord that is sewn on to something (I know, it’s smarter to tie the knot first, and then bead or sew it on, but it just doesn’t always happen that way!)
According to Carol, the booth is in Zone 5 (hands-on area), between the Coke & Mentos stage and the steampunk village.