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An oracle card deck bringing you wisdom and whimsy from an imagined world.
An oracle card deck bringing you wisdom and whimsy from an imagined world.
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The Oracle of Knotty Weave

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Seeing various progressions of our card concepts and designs is inspiring! I am fortunate to have several of Amanda's original "in progress" card paintings on hand while I continue writing the deck's guidebook. 

The image below is what I have been looking at while I create card spreads for use with The Oracle of Knotty Weave. 

some of the original concept and color art by Amanda
some of the original concept and color art by Amanda

A GLIMPSE BEHIND THE WEB

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our creation myth
our creation myth
concept line work segment of the "Nurture" card from The Oracle of Knotty Weave
concept line work segment of the "Nurture" card from The Oracle of Knotty Weave

  Knotty Weave is an imagined world created by Amanda Newsom and Amber Highland, inspired by their combined natural science, ecology, spiritual, gaming and esoteric knowledge.

  The Oracle of Knotty Weave will be a 52 card deck of original art images intended to ignite the user's imagination and self-exploration.

  A 75 page guidebook will introduce you to the world of Knotty Weave with its unique landscape and inhabitants. The guidebook will lead you in a visualization to expand your imagination and support your personal exploration of themes encountered.

click the UPDATE tab for more images from Knotty Weave
click the UPDATE tab for more images from Knotty Weave
Sampling of "Forge" as the black & white concept and color version of the card. *Click the UPDATES tab for more card images*
Sampling of "Forge" as the black & white concept and color version of the card. *Click the UPDATES tab for more card images*

Risks and challenges

Thank you for your interest in The Oracle of Knotty Weave. This is our first foray into the deck creation world. Your encouragement and support helps us maintain our momentum.

Our plan for the deck presentation is for the cards to be 3.5" x 5" and printed on 14 pt card stock with a satin finish and gilded edges. We intend the box to be a hard shell with magnetic flap. The accompanying guidebook is expected to be 75 pages and the same size as the deck.
Production costs and practicality will dictate the final version, though we feel strongly that our vision will be met.
Each image is scanned from Amanda's original watercolor and ink art images. To date, there are 20 completed pieces that will soon be entering the scanning and formatting processes. We are fortunate to be working directly with a printer as well as a graphic designer who understand our aesthetic and patiently guide us.
Currently, we project that the decks will be complete and available for delivery in February of 2020. This timeline will provide us the opportunity to fine tune the details that will make this deck user friendly and a unique addition to your collection.
Please note that we believe in honest communication and should there be any delays in production, we will notify you!

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