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Creating Celtic Knotwork

You can draw your own knotwork designs on graph paper and then crochet away, using your newly created graph! It's easier than you might think, with some help from these web sites:

AON Celtic Art and Illumination - How To Create A Basic Celtic Knot:
www.aon-celtic.com/cknotwork.html

Celtic Knotwork: the Ultimate Tutorial : On that site, choose the English or French version to begin the tutorial. www.entrelacs.net
Knotwork Tutorial: How To Draw Celtic Knotwork, a side-by-side tutorial, comparing two different methods. www.clanbadge.com/tutorial.htm


History, Style Examples and Meanings
Celtic Art History and Styles
www.aon-celtic.com/trade_history_meanings.html

History Of The Celtic Cross
www.ancientspiral.com/celtcross.htm

Celtic Cross History and Symbolism
www.celtarts.com/celtic.htm

Celtic Symbols Guide
www.fantasy-ireland.com/Celtic-symbols.html

Source of Inspiration For Knotwork Design:


Aidan Meehan's Celtic Design Series Books
Guides to Celtic Art for designers and craftspeople.

Needlework Celtic Graph You Can Use

I've created a Celtic Knotwork chart, which I designed for crafts use. You may print it out for your own personal use.

One way to use this graph can be found at http://crochet.about.com/ncpillow.htm

Links to the graph:
Black and White Symbols Graph
Color Celtic Knotwork Graph

Thanks for the clip art used in this feature go to Cari's Celtic Gift Clip Art at http://www.cadvision.com/attoboy/cari/cfreewareclipart.html and Rowan's Icons and Clip Art at http://www.conjure.com/ICON/icons.html. The celtic bar is from Rowan's.

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