Today, I combine my two favorite topics: symmetry and Celtic knots.
I use symmetry to design my tessellation quilts. I can also use symmetry to design Celtic knots.
Take this loop-the-loop for example.
If I rotate three copies around the center of the loop, I get this:
If I rotate three copies off center, I get this:
I can line loops in a row, like this:
I can cover an entire surface, like this:
If I can modify the center of a circular knot, why not insert an entire Celtic knot?
Granted, the center’s not perfect, but it’s close enough to work with.
Here it is in fabric:
This opens up a whole new range of Celtic knot medallions.
I would like to fill in the center of this medallion.
I could position a smaller version of the medallion in the center.
Instead, I merged the larger and smaller versions together.
How many loops are in Medallion 3? How many loops are in Medallion 6?
Again, I merged a smaller version of Medallion 3 with Medallion 6.
Now, how many loops?
Finally, I merged an open-sided knot section with Medallion 6.
How can I get more knotting in the center?