Just something to prove I’m not completely out of the blogging game yet.
I’ve been working on a program to generate knot work. The idea initially was as a helper for human-generated knots but could also eventually extend into automation of patterns.
These knots are made using a font that contains characters that resemble common intersections and crossing overs. The font is quite cleverly designed and allows for a lot of different ideas to be expressed and also has all the rotations worked out in such a way that the generated knotwork tends to have the right crossing over and under effect appear.
This method of generation works very different from the traditional knotting which usually requires a lot of forethought and preparation. With this font a more stream-of-thought way of creating knotwork is enabled. It’s definitely quite fun and exciting to see a knot come to life in unexpected ways!