Category Archives: Woven Applique

WACK #10

Woven Applique Celtic Knots (or, WACKs) are simple Celtic knots I make in different media (paper and fabric) using a variety of methods (mainly raw edge fusible).

Here is today’s WACK:

Style A 5 by 5 Celtic knot, series 1
Style A 5 by 5 Celtic knot, series 1

First, I downloaded and printed two copies of Style A five by five Celtic knot, series 1.  There are two pages in the file, one for the left side of the knot and one for the right side.

Left and right knot sections
Left and right knot sections

I trimmed away the excess paper and taped the two sections together for both sets of copies.

Two complete knot templates
Two complete knot templates

Next, I cut out the individual loops.

Loop A
Loop A
Loop B
Loop B

I positioned Loop B on top of Loop A.

Loop B on top of Loop A
Loop B on top of Loop A

I cut Loop B open where it crosses under Loop A (refer to the original drawing). Starting in the lower left corner, I wove Loop B around Loop A.

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That’s what it looks like on paper.  Here’s what it looks like in fabric.

Style A five by five Celtic knot, series 1
Style A five by five Celtic knot, series 1

Go ahead. Give it a try.

Woven applique

When Celtic knots collide…

Here are two Celtic knots. They have two paths each.

5x5 knot A
5×5 knot A
5x5 knot B
5×5 knot B

I wondered what would happen if they intersected each other.

I think they would look like this:

5x5 knots A&B, intersected
5×5 knots A&B, intersected

When Celtic knots intersect, Celtic knots interact.

The new knot has four paths.

One path encompasses the outline of both knots.

Path One
Path One

One path completes the lower right knot.

Path Two
Path Two

One path completes the upper left knot.

Path Three
Path Three

One path links Paths Two and Three together.

Path Four
Path Four

Here’s what they look like layered, but unwoven.

Layered, but unwoven
Layered, but unwoven

Here they are, woven.

Woven applique
Woven applique

What do you think of this variation?

5x5 knots A&B, intersected (variation)
5×5 knots A&B, intersected (variation)