I’ve shown you the basic knot shapes in an earlier post (“How I Applique Celtic Knots”), but I’m gonna take another look at the individual shapes involved.
First, come the corners. I can make a knot just of the corners, though it’s not technically a knot as much as an interwoven pair of ellipses, as shown below.
Next comes the curved shape. Teaming a pair of them with the previous corner shapes results in an actual knot, a continuous loop with no beginning or end (just trace it with your finger or eyes).
Finally come the bars; they fill out the center of the basic knot seen in the earlier post.
These three shapes: corners, curves, and bars, form the foundation of many of the knots I’ll be working with.
I especially like the two knots of my last piece, “Knot Again!!” and wouldn’t mind trying to expand it in two dimensions as an allover pattern (besides, someone has expressed interest in the design as a bed quilt).
Stay tuned, folks!!