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?
I use Daniel L. Isdell’s Celtic knot font to design my Celtic knots.
I use MS WordArt to warp them into circles.
I am posting a series of pages showing open-ended Celtic knot sections and the resulting circular Celtic knots.
The knots shown below come from two knot sections stacked on top of each other.
It appears that all sections result in two intertwined cords, except for multiples of three. Then they result in multiple intertwined cords.