knotworking

The Fine Hand Embroidery, Designer and Fashion Jewelry and other Art by Jo Adell , founder of The Filaments Project.

All imagery and design on this page Copyright Jo Adell unless otherwise stated and may not be reproduced in any media without my written permission.

Homepage: www.knot-working.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/knotworking

Made this on a loom in High School. It’s older than most of you.

Made this on a loom in High School. It’s older than most of you.

— 42 minutes ago
Colour studies for the Tsuba. We like the bottom one.

Colour studies for the Tsuba. We like the bottom one.

— 4 days ago with 1 note

joqatanarama:

ALL MY BLOGS: I am diverse!

The Filaments Project: Recycled Guitar String Jewelry made from donated strings from many prominent musicians, I share the profits with Sweet Relief Musicians Fund and other charities.

knotworking; my Original Embroidery and Jewelry as well as client work

FilamentsKnotworking: The Store. All items for sale are listed here.

The Editorial Oy: mostly about Language, Grammar, Spelling and Proofreading

Mastiffation: Mostly my Pack of English Mastiffs & French Bulldogs and other Mollosers

joqatanarama: all About Me

— 4 days ago with 11 notes
Rutilated Quartz for Ruby Bettencourt of Hipsterr Belts

Rutilated Quartz for Ruby Bettencourt of Hipsterr Belts

— 4 days ago
I was asked by a previous client to design a logo and patch for an Aikido dojo in Texas. I suggested using the image of a tsuba- the hand guard on a Japanese sword- as they do a lot of weapons training in that school.
I looked at several hundred images of tsuba before coming across this one. From the page I found it on:
"Large, very nice iron Choshu Tsuba done in sukadashi bori. The motif is a timeless one known as "Musashi no". These are grasses with dewdrops on the battlefield and are generally associated with Sekigahara. They evoke a number of Bushi and Buddhist connotations, ie; they bend and flow with the opposing forces of nature, they symbolize life itself as they are born, live, wither and die, etc., etc"
In Aikido you fall down and you get up and you fall down. You roll forwards and backwards.
In Texas there are Tumbleweeds. They roll forwards and backwards  with whatever energy they are interacting with.
This image said “Tumbleweed” to me before I read the description.
Tumbleweeds say Aikido to me…
I’ll be documenting this on my Facebook Page: knot-working

I was asked by a previous client to design a logo and patch for an Aikido dojo in Texas. I suggested using the image of a tsuba- the hand guard on a Japanese sword- as they do a lot of weapons training in that school.

I looked at several hundred images of tsuba before coming across this one. From the page I found it on:

"Large, very nice iron Choshu Tsuba done in sukadashi bori. The motif is a timeless one known as "Musashi no". These are grasses with dewdrops on the battlefield and are generally associated with Sekigahara. They evoke a number of Bushi and Buddhist connotations, ie; they bend and flow with the opposing forces of nature, they symbolize life itself as they are born, live, wither and die, etc., etc"

In Aikido you fall down and you get up and you fall down. You roll forwards and backwards.

In Texas there are Tumbleweeds. They roll forwards and backwards  with whatever energy they are interacting with.

This image said “Tumbleweed” to me before I read the description.

Tumbleweeds say Aikido to me…

I’ll be documenting this on my Facebook Page: knot-working

— 6 days ago with 1 note

2 WindChimes and a Suncatcher

RecycledGuitarStrings; recycled cable, stripped; howlite;  Swarovski crystal; glass beads; swivels.

— 2 weeks ago with 4 notes
#guitar string art  #recycled  #wind chimes  #suncatchers 

Prototype beaded earrings : guitar string, printer cable, glass beads, sterling silver..

Concept and designs copyright Jo Adell / knotworking

$38.00 pair.

— 3 weeks ago with 2 notes