An Easy Celtic Design

Creating Celtic designs can be quit complicated, but some of the complicated looking designs, are in fact quite easy to make.

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The trick to creating beautiful designs is in three simple steps.

1. Create the path you want the 'rope' to take.

2. Create one side of the rope on the inside of the pattern. Then outline the entire image for the second side of the rope.

3. Carefully create your 'unders' and 'overs'- the sections where the rope will go under itself or over itself.

A simple step by step process to create the beautiful Trinity Celtic Knot

This knot can be expanded upon to create many more beautiful patterns.

Step 1:

Draw a line on your page

Step 2:

Draw a circle 1, with center slightly left of the center of your line.
Keeping your compass at the same measurement, use the point of intersection between circle one and the line, as the center point for circle 2.
Keeping your compass at the same measurement, use the point of intersection between circle 1 and circle 2, below the line, as the center point for circle 3.
The result will be this image.

Step 3

Identify the 'path' your rope will take.

Step 4

Identify EVERY individual section with a border.  This will become one side of your ‘rope’ so do this very neatly.  Try to keep the distance from the ‘path identifier’ and this line as equal as possible.

Step 5

Now it’s time to outline the entire image.  This outline will become the second side of your ‘rope’, so again, keep it neat, and try to keep the same distance from the ‘path identifier’ and this line, equal to the distance you decided upon in step 4.

Step 6

Remove all construction lines.

Step 7

Now you identify your ‘Overs’ and ‘Unders’.  These are the locations where your ‘rope’ goes under or over itself, and are what will make this look like a ‘knot’. Start anywhere, but be sure to continue from there concentrating on every rope crossing, to ensure you go every second turn, over or under!

As you can see the process is quite simple for the Trinity Knot.  And this knot can be used as the foundation for these other beautiful knots.

You can get an e-book with step by step instructions to create these knots as a subscriber to my e-zine.

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