Following in the footsteps of her mother, a serial crafter that would change obsessions every few months moving from rug hooking to embroidery to decoupage, Carol Wang enjoys many crafts including beading, braiding, knitting, and crochet. Sparked by the gift of a book, she has been studying decorative knots (and collecting knotty books!) for nigh on 40 years. Self-taught, she tries to share what she has learned by posting on http://chineseknotting.org and http://knottynotions.com and teaching to Girl Guides, exhibiting at Maker Fairs, and teaching at Braids.
Carol’s particular joy lies with finding or forging connections between disparate things. Whether that might be exploring the use of the same knot in mizuhiki, net making, and boondoggling; turning theoretical mathematical objects into physical knots; or tying knots with fibre optic cables. She also experiments with making technology like CNC and laser cutters, usually to make tools to assist with other crafts.