Some Modern Examples of Knotting
Worked by Rita Siddals

Rita became involved in knotting when she worked as a volunteer at a historical event at Tamworth Castle in Staffordshire. She did this in style, wearing 17th century costume as she wielded her shuttle by candlelight in the Long Gallery. (See RoT Newsletter No 28, Spring 1994.)

After much research into knotting Rita decided on a design based on the famous Mrs Delany chair covers. Using a wooden knotting shuttle made specially by a friend's husband and some old thick linen thread, she produced yards of knotting consisting of knots of 3 half stitches worked closely together. She then couched the knotted yarn on to some natural coloured crash fabric in a scroll design. The result is an attractive wall-hanging with a story to tell. Here are two details from it.

This colourful oak tree picture was done at the castle another year.
Rita's work is an inspiration to the rest of us to have a go at knotting.
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