Synopses & Reviews
“Sturrock shows the step-by-step process....Color renderings and good contrast in layout make this easier to use than other books on knotwork....A separate chapter shows examples of Celtic knot designs used in crafts such as needlework or ceramics.”—Library Journal.
“An ingeniously simple technique that breaks down the steps into a series of curves and lines; you can make the most intricate and mysterious designs.”—Irish American News.
Readers are guided through 224 designs, from original linework, to identifying crossing points, and converting the knots to ribbonwork. The knots are grouped according to their base element - including hearts, loops and lines - to give a thorough grounding in the many permutations of the art. Final chapters give advice on embellishment and the use of colour and pattern in finishing a design.