Saturday, 13 July 2013

Celtic Challenge 31

Celtic Challenge 31

I have a large challenge for you this time. I am going to give you a month to do it.

I have designed an intricate celtic design. It has 36 different segments. I am displaying it in the largest size I can to give you plenty of room to draw your patterns.

The reason for this is that intricate Celtic Designs are great to practice and store many doodle patterns that are useful for long narrow spaces. 

This finished design can then be used to refer to when trying to think of what patterns you will use in other projects that have long narrow spaces to fill.

Here is the pattern I have for you this time.


Most of the 36 patterns are my own designs, some are variations and some I have never posted before. I did a couple of other peoples designs that I really like, as I am going to use this design to refer to.

The challenge is to put a different pattern in each section and shade your design to emphasize the over and under weave. Those who have not shaded before, the shading goes right where the rope is going under. The top section should not be shaded. Look closely at my finished design and you will get the idea.

Choose patterns that you like, that are perfect for long narrow spaces.

Here is my finished Celtic Challenge:

Laurie Pess sent:

Elaine Bakker's students from Rye Beach Victoria sent:



Lois did this one.

HAPPY DOODLING

19 comments:

  1. Oh, I would love to do this, but I can't print it out, because my printer is out of ink :(

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    1. Yes, I know. Maybe I will try to hand draw it and see how it turns out. I have done that before, but not a large one like this.

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  3. I know this might seem daft, but how do we print this out? I'd like to give it a go, haven't done anything like this before and am up for something new. Also, what is my URL? Thanks!

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  4. Hi Celtic Heart, have a look at my ATC'S Swap, there are instructions there for copying, pasting and printing off my blog. A URL is a web address. The Mr Linky creates a link to where you have posted your finished design on the web eg. A blog, perhaps Flickr or a website. If you do not have a place to post your design, email it to me and I will post it for you.

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  5. This was great fun. I'm described my process on my blog. I'm definitely going to do another one!
    Thanks for the challenge, Judy!

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  6. Whew! that was a huge challenge! BTW I named all the patterns I used and I count 40 segments not 36.

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    1. Glad one of use can count Dawn.

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    2. I had a hard time when trying to count the segments, but since I was keeping track on the back of each pattern I used, when it came time to type them out I had 40. I thought I had done something wrong, so I went back and tried to count again on the knot itself and kept coming up with different numbers. LOL

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  7. This was my first time with this challenge and I had a lot of fun with it. Definitely made me use some tangles that I would not normally have picked. I really like your finished design.

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  8. I'm working on this one Judy, great idea for a sampler! I believe there are actually 40 sections.

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  9. Thank you Judy for this challenge ... Wow! I try each week to practise the tangles listed on Genevieve Crabbe's summary and also the new ones on tangle patterns. That's what I used for this challenge as well as one of my own.

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    1. I saw your other celtic challenges as well. They all look good.

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  11. Thank you very much, Judy, for providing this interesting learning environment.

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  12. Finally I am done :-) Tried do do as many of your patterns that I like. Thank you for this challenge Judy, I gave my drawing a bit of color too with my Inktense Pencils.

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  13. Thanks for this challenge. It took a while, but I did it. I may try another; it really makes you test out many patterns/tangles to see whether or not they are linear enough.

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  14. I enjoyed doing this very much, would love to be told where I went wrong, the only way to learn. xxx

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