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Mother of 4 boys, Grandmother to 11 grandchildren and Greatgrandmother to 6 greatgrandchildren. I have been involved in art and craft all my life. Have worked in the craft industry over 25 years and with a Diploma of Teaching I find it easy to teach anything I know how to do. I have taught many crafts including, Folk Art, Fabric Painting, Stretch Sewing, Jewelry Making, Napkin Art, and recently Creative Doodling.
I am a full time carer for my husband and in my spare time I am now teaching Creative Doodling. It is not very well known in Australia as yet and so I am getting some very interesting reactions to the concept of turning a common doodle into art.

How to Design Celtic Knot Patterns

 How to design Celtic Knot Patterns

As I discover new easy ways to design Celtic Knots I will add them to this page.

The Freestyle Method
The simplest method I found for drawing Celtic Knots is used by Patrick Gallagher a Celtic Artist. 

His video "How to draw a Freestyle Celtic Knot" by PGCELTART is right up the alley of Creative Doodlers and Zentanglers alike.
I have added the link to this youtube video below. I would also suggest you look at some of his other videos on Celtic Knots.

 I have put the step by step distructions below of this method that I use to draw some of my Celtic Knot Challenges and other designs. I hope you find it helpful.

STEP 1
 Draw lines that link back to the beginning so that your knot will be continuous. I draw everything in pencil first.








Now your basic pattern is complete. These Lines will be rubbed out toward the end as they are only guides.  

STEP 2

Draw lines that follow the contour of your outline. You must draw on both sides of your guideline.




 STEP 3

As you can see I have rubbed out the central guidelines. 

Now wherever the lines overlap you alternate between going under and over to give you your Celtic Knot Weave.

STEP 4

Your Celtic Knot Design is now ready for ink, colour and doodle patterns.
One Continuous Line Method - HERE


 
Celtic Stack Method - HERE

 
The Cross Method - HERE


The Intersection Method - HERE


 
HAPPY DOODLING  
  

5 comments:

  1. What a fantastic tutorial, Judy. Thank you so much for sharing it.

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  2. Thank you so much for the "how to" ! I've always wondered how ou get the designs

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  3. Fantastic! Guess what I'm off to practice doing....!! ;@) Fi

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  4. Hay que hermosura gracias ganeshaomm@hotmail.com

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  5. Por favor cuand realice nuevos diseños estare ansiosa esperando.....................los hice con buenos resultados eso pienso gracias stella maris muñoz ganeshaomm@hotmail.com

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