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From School Teaching to Art and Craft Representative I have learned that I love to teach Art & Craft and see the joy that discovering their creativity brings to people's faces. I live in Queensland Australia & love the laid back lifestyle and the crazy Aussie sense of humour.

I share my art and craft adventures, products and knowledge on my blogs creativedoodlingwithjudy.blogspot.com & celticknotswithjudy.blogspot.com

My favourite trend? Teaching those who think they have no artistic or creative ability to discover they have.

Friday, 28 June 2013

Celtic Challenge 30


Hi All, I have not issued a challenge in a month. I have not been well and neither has my husband whom I am career for. I will issue my Challenges and Swaps when time permits from now on as family needs are more important.

This challenge I am going back to simple design. In pencil I want you to draw a continuous string that loops around and weaves over and under itself. I will not be giving you an outline as this is very simple to do and many of you draw strings on a regular basis. You can copy my design, but I would prefer you to come up with one of your own. 

Once you have drawn your string, draw a second string parallel to the first. 

Once both strings are completed, go over them in pen, so that you can see the under and over weave. Rub out any excess pencil lines and decorate.

As an extra challenge, see if you can come up with a pattern for the outside edge of the design.

Below is my finished design:


Melody Hampshire sent:


  1. I finished the celtic challenge for this week. How do I turn it in if I do not have a place online to put it? Can I e-mail it to you like I do on another challenge?

    1. Mildred if you join Flickr or Tumblr you can use the actual web address for your photo.

    2. Why not start a blog for your entries? It takes less than 5 minutes to set it up at blogspot.com and will save you oodles of time and energy! I don't think there are many doodlers who DON'T have a blog. There are lots of other places to start one e.g. wordpress.com

  2. Hope you and your husband are feeling better soon!~

  3. I posted in facebook. I am attempting to use the FaceBook address. We Will see how that goes. :)

  4. I'm so sorry that you've been unwell, Judy. Are you forgetting to look after yourself? Being a carer is a hard job and you must stay well to fulfil all the challenges involved. Thanks for offering a challenge. I've posted an older drawing I think fits the bill (more or less), but I'm going to try to disentangle the template I've just drawn (it's in this post) for a new celtic doodle. I'd be interested to see what you would do with it - especially the crossroads!

    1. Hi Faith, thanks for your well wishes and yes you are right. I should be looking after myself better. There is one problem with the alternating under and over weave of the celtic knots. They do not allow for a cross over of more than two. Once you cross with three in one spot you cannot keep up the alternating under and over on every line. I like the outline you have drawn though, but I would move that 3rd line. If I get a chance I will doodle it and post it above. Have a great day.

  5. I tried my had for the first time on this challenge. I hope to get better over time, but it was fun to try.