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Circular Celtic Knots, 4-7-13

Here is the Celtic knot section I’m playing with today:

Celtic knot section
Celtic knot section

Below, I show this knot section curved into a circle with two, three, four, and five repeats of the section.

Two-section repeat circular Celtic knot
Two-section repeat circular Celtic knot
Three-section repeat circular Celtic knot
Three-section repeat circular Celtic knot
Four-section repeat circular Celtic knot
Four-section repeat circular Celtic knot
Five-section repeat circular Celtic knot
Five-section repeat circular Celtic knot

Leave a comment and tell me which one you like best!!

My Most Popular Post?

After Christmas, I noticed more people were looking at a particular post. And more people . . . and MORE people!

What was it?

It was “Goin’ around in circles,” a post about morphing a Celtic knot band into a circular shape.

Circular Celtic knot
Circular Celtic knot

Methinks people were looking for a circular Celtic knot to use as a Christmas wreath NEXT year. So did I.

Celtic Christmas wreath
Celtic Christmas wreath

So, as a belated Christmas gift, here’s a free, downloadable 20-inch, two-strand circular Celtic knot: 20-inch, Two-strand Circular Celtic Knot.  You will need Adobe Reader to download and print the file; you can get it here.

 

What do you do with a knot gone wrong??

Do you send it to a corner for a “time out”??

Do you spank it and send it to bed with no supper??

I say, “Hang the sucker!!” (on the wall, that is . . .)

I started a new circular Celtic knot around 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning. I used the same design as my “Circular Knot I,” only I changed the colors to red and green; I want this one to look like a Christmas wreath.

Normally, when I trace the shapes on Wonder Under and fuse it to my fabric, I cut away the lines made by the felt marker, but not this time. This made my shapes larger than before, and I had to do the placement of the shapes freehand.

I’ve been working flat on my worktable, but it wasn’t working.  I’d start and work my way around clockwise to find too little or too much space at the end. I’d start in the middle and work in two directions at once with the same result.

Finally it dawned on me that I wasn’t making the knot large enough!

So, I measured and marked a large circle on my fabric and began again. Closer, this time.

Still, I’m working with fabric flat on my worktable. Before calling it a night and going to bed, I started pinning all the shapes in place. I finished pinning when I woke.

I took the knot to work and hung it on the wall across the room from my desk so I can look at it. This is the view from my desk:

Celtic knot Christmas wreath
Celtic knot Christmas wreath

Now, all the pieces are there, and I can see where I need to shift some shapes here and there. I’ve got time. I’ll keep you posted.