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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)
Style G 2x3 Celtic knot, 1-21-15

WACK #9

Woven Applique Celtic Knots (or, WACK) are simple Celtic knots you can make using a variety of materials (paper as well as fabric) in your choice of methods (from raw edge fusible to needle turned edges).

Style G 2x3 Celtic knot, 1-21-15
Style G 2×3 Celtic knot, 1-21-15

Download and print Style G 2×3 Celtic knot template. The template looks like this.

Style G 2x3 Celtic knot template
Style G 2×3 Celtic knot template

Cut two loops (cut out the doughnut holes in the middle, too).

Cut open the loops along the dotted line.

Lay one loop on top of the other, like this.

Style G 2x3 Celtic knot loops
Style G 2×3 Celtic knot loops

The lines across the loops indicate where another loop crosses over it.

Arrange the two loops to look like this:

Style G 2x3 Celtic knot, 1-21-15
Style G 2×3 Celtic knot, 1-21-15
Style E 2x3 Celtic knot, 1-19-15

WACK #8

Woven Applique Celtic Knots (or, WACK) are simple Celtic knots you can make using a variety of materials (paper as well as fabric) in your choice of methods (from raw edge fusible to needle turned edges).

Style E 2x3 Celtic knot, 1-19-15
Style E 2×3 Celtic knot, 1-19-15

Download and print Style E 2×3 Celtic knot template. The template looks like this.

Style E 2x3 Celtic knot template
Style E 2×3 Celtic knot template

Cut two loops (cut out the doughnut holes in the middle, too).

Cut open the loops along the dotted line.

Lay one loop on top of the other, like this.

Style E 2x3 Celtic knot loops
Style E 2×3 Celtic knot loops

The lines across the loops indicate where another loop crosses over it.

Arrange the two loops to look like this:

Style E 2x3 Celtic knot, 1-19-15
Style E 2×3 Celtic knot, 1-19-15
2 by 2 Celtic knot styles

A Celtic knot sampler . . .

There are nine basic Celtic knots I’ll be working with in the coming months.

I designated them Styles A through I, for future reference.

Three of them were the first three WACK exercises; three of them are not woven; and the other three, I’ll let you be the judge.

Style A 2×2 Celtic knot:
Style A
Style A
Style B 2×2 Celtic knot:
Style B
Style B
Style C 2×2 Celtic knot:
Style C
Style C
Style D 2×2 Celtic knot:
Style D
Style D
Style E 2×2 Celtic knot:
Style E
Style E
Style F 2×2 Celtic knot:
Style F
Style F
Style G 2×2 Celtic knot:
Style G
Style G
Style H 2×2 Celtic knot:
Style H
Style H
Style I 2×2 Celtic knot:
Style I
Style I

I’m going to put these simple knots together into a sampler that will look something like this:

2 by 2 Celtic knot styles
2 by 2 Celtic knot styles

I’ll keep you posted.

2x3 Celtic knot

WA exercise #7

Here’s a simple Celtic knot you can make using only paper and scissors.

1-16-15 2x3 Celtic knot
1-16-15 2×3 Celtic knot

Download and print 1-16-15 2×3 knot template. There are two templates in the file.  They are mirror images of each other.

1-16-15 2x3 knot loops
1-16-15 2×3 knot loops

Cut out the two loops (cut out the doughnut holes in the middle, too).

Cut open the loops along the dotted line.

The lines across the loops indicate where another loop crosses over it.

Arrange the two loops to look like this:

2x3 Celtic knot
2×3 Celtic knot