August 18: Knot Basics Workshop with Lise Silva

  • Saturday, August 18,  10 AM - 12:30 PM
    The Line Hotel
    3515 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90010

    How much power can one knot hold? A lot more than you might think. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to create beautiful knots and tassels to display, as well as learn about their rich history and powerful symbolism.

    Knotting connects us to the past and grounds us in the present, using hand and mind in skillful play like an active meditation. The limitless possibilities of a single cord, connecting and intertwining, was thought by our ancestors to explain the workings of the cosmos and activate the powers of the subconscious. From the manifestation powers of Chinese knots to the metaphysical principles in Celtic designs, craftsmen and women from around the world communicated systems of belief through knots. By expressing our dreams through a system of symbols, knots also propel us into the future.

    In this two and a half hour workshop, you’ll learn how to:
    1) introduce the fundamental concepts of knotting and knot symbolism
    2) set intention and learn how to create a knotting practice
    3) learn to read knotting diagrams
    3) introduce a variety of knotting techniques and brainstorm ideas for projects
    4) learn how to create tassels
    5) create a small collection of knots for display

    Included in this course is unlimited supply of cotton rope, yarn for tassels in several colors for you to add to your piece, and Knot: A Book (an instructional guide) to inspire future creations.

  • Please arrive 15 minutes early and check in at the Poketo store inside The Line Hotel. Valet parking is available at the hotel at a reduced rate of $12 for workshop attendees. Otherwise, there is offsite street parking available nearby.

    In need of a little post-workshop R&R? Book a room online at with code: POK3515and receive a very special Friends and Family rate from Poketo. If you are no longer able to attend, we are able to provide online store credit only if the cancellation is made more than two weeks prior to the course date. Should you have any questions, or if this workshop is sold out and you would like to be put on a waiting list, please visit our Workshops FAQ's page or email

  • Lise Silva Gomes is an artist based in Oakland, CA. She explores the power of symbols through her work with Sacred Knots creating fiber jewelry and wallhangings with handmade cord entwined in knot designs that serve as a metaphor for life experiences, dreams, and deep desires. She also collaborates with metalsmith making jewelry. As an extension of Lise's exploration in symbology, meditation and visualization are a tool in her creative process.