KnotMagick is the home of two authors and a designer, all of whom share an address and a brain. It can get quite crowded in here sometimes!
Sophia Beaumont is the author of YA urban fantasy and steampunk.
Sìne Peril writes historical and Gothic horror for adult and young adult markets.
KnotMagick Studios is where you can find their books, knitting and crochet patterns, and other handmade items. Please see the links above for more options, and more to explore!
Sophia and Sìne share social media accounts on Twitter, Instagram, Litsy (@knotmagick), Ravelry, and Goodreads. While Sophia maintains a Facebook page, the best place to keep up with her is Twitter, or by subscribing to the blog.
Historically, knot magic(k) was a practice of casting spells using knots, practiced by many groups, including the Druids and the Vikings. While practices vary from culture to culture, the main idea is to infuse a thread with one’s desire, and either carry the knot as a talisman, or slowly unravel the knots to invoke a spell.
In the context of this blog, it is the combination of knitting and crochet with the power of words and fantastical plots.
Why the extra k? When the k is added to “magic” it denotes a difference between stage magic and that practiced by pagan religions. When I first started this blog, back in 2008, I was a practitioner and had very different ideas of what I would be using it for. Also, I like the symmetry.
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