Last week, I completed several new pieces: one, a miniature patchwork; and the other, a whole-cloth Celtic knot.
I posted a pic of the Celtic knot on Facebook, and a friend asked me to take a look at a design she had. The design was a Tree of Life, with the roots of the tree a Celtic knot.
I said, “Nice. Is this a design you’re gonna stitch?”
She said no, she wanted to know how much I’d charge to stitch it for her!
Oh, I hadn’t considered that . . .
So, this is the first in a series of posts showing the creation of a new Celtic knot piece, from design to construction.
Designing from the outside, in . . .
I started with the border because I thought it would be simple.
This piece will hang at the twenty-fifth wedding anniversary on St. Patrick’s Day, so I wanted twenty-five links in a chain around it.
I could do this one of two ways: with MS WordArt, or with CorelDraw.
MS WordArt takes text and wraps it into new shapes. This is a simple, sample woven Celtic border, and what it looks like curved into a circle:
I think this border is too thick, and will overshadow the design within.
Here’s the same woven Celtic border typed along a circular path in CorelDraw:
I like this border better . . . Granted, the lines don’t connect, but they are only guidelines for stitching; they don’t HAVE to connect.
Gina?? What do you think??