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Great Book of Celtic Patterns: The Ultimate Design Sourcebook for Artists and Craftersby Lora Irish
Synopses & Reviews
Take a Journey Through the Knotted Path of Celtic Art In Great Book of Celtic Patterns, nationally known artist and best-selling author Lora S. Irish introduces you to the influential art form known as Celtic Knot work and unravels the secrets to creating it's intricate and beautiful designs. With over 200 original patterns and easy-to-follow lessons that can be applied to a multitude of arts and crafts, you'll learn the basics of creating the knotted line and the simple twists and braids that form the basis of Celtic art. In no time, you'll be able to incorporate knot patterns and finials, such as animals, leaves, or scroll work, into an unlimited number of styles and layouts that can artistically stand alone or adorn any form of craft. Great Book of Celtic Patterns is the essential guide for any artist or crafter seeking to create the historical beauty of Celtic Art. Inside you'll Find: *The origins and history of Celtic art *Step-by-step instructions for creating twists, braids, and knotted lines *Easy Methods for crafting your own layouts and knot patterns *A guide to enhancing your work with color *A gallery of the author's Celtic knot work
Now wood burners, carvers, scrollers, and artists can adorn their finished work with custom Celtic designs. With more than 200 original patterns and clear, expert instruction, this book unravels the secret to creating Celtic knot work and its beautiful twists, braids and textures. More than a pattern book, artists of all skill levels, working in any medium, can learn how to create their very own stunning Celtic art.
Unravel the secrets to creating Celtic knot work as you adorn your completed wood burning, carving, and scrolling projects with beautifull twists, braids and textures. Features 200 original patterns and designs.
About the Author
Lora S. Irish runs a pattern design business and is the author of many craft books, including Great Book of Dragon Patterns, Great Book of Fairy Patterns, North American Wildlife Patterns for the Scroll Saw, and Wildlife Carving in Relief. She lives in Mount Airy, Maryland.
Table of Contents
From the Author/Artist viii Chapter 1 The Origins of Celtic Knots 1 An introduction to the history of interlocking and interlacing line designs. Chapter 2 Gallery 9 Using Celtic knot work iin various media. Chapter 3 Celtic Line and Knot Patterns 23 Understanding twists, braids and knotted lines. Chapter 4 Plotting and Graphing knots 31 Using graph paper to create and modify knotted lines. Chapter 5 Layout Ideas 45 Creating borders, corners, and multiple interlocking knots. Chapter 6 Pattern Changes 51 Altering designs to work within a specific layout or space. Chapter 7 Finials for Interlocking Designs 55 Using Animals, leaves, and scrolls to finish knotted lines. Chapter 8 Line Enhancements 67 Adding accents and interior designs to create more complex, textured patterns. Chapter 9 Adding Color 73 A step-by-step guide to enhancing your work with color. Chapter 10 Celtic Knot Patterns 81 Line Patterns 82 Corner Patterns 98 Circles, Squares, and Motifs 111 Viking Animals 128 Finials 146 Variations on Line Texture 152 Fantasy 156 Religious Symbols 180 Glossary of Terms 188 Index 189
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