Freehand Free-form Celtic Knot, part one

Today, I’d like to show you how easy it is to create an original Celtic knot.

First, draw a closed loop, where the line crosses itself several times:

Simple closed loopNext, draw another line parallel to the first, keeping the distance even throughout:

Parallel closed loopsNow, notice where the two lines cross each other?

There’s a simple rule with Celtic knots: When the path of the knot crosses OVER another path, that path must cross UNDER the next path it encounters.

Now, trace the path of the knot, erasing lines as needed. (Remember, “Over, then Under, then Over, then Under, then . . .”)

Freeform Celtic knotWhat do you think of that?

What would you DO with that?

(Stay tuned . . .)




4 thoughts on “Freehand Free-form Celtic Knot, part one

    1. Thank you, Lori!!

      This represents a “branching out,” but it should also be a learning experience for all involved.

      Please lemme know how it goes for you . . .

  1. so easy now that you’ve explained it. Apart from fabric I’d like to try it with magazine strips (in case you don’t know what I mean 🙂 cut strips and glue on a sheet / draw a pattern on the back of sheet and cut it out / mount on a plain colour paper background). I had made a few but wanted to make a Celtic 1 and now you’ve shown me how — art for tomorrow. Thank you

    1. You’re very welcome, Margherita!! Can you send me a photo when you’re done?? It sounds fascinating!!

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