How to draw Celtic knots
You’ll learn how to draw Celtic knots for use in decorative borders, illuminated letters, and more. You’ll also learn how to repeat units to create twists, plaits, and weaving (2, 4, 6, and 8 strands).
For the working drawings, you’ll need a pencil, paper, and eraser; a small ruler for measuring out the squares; and black (or color) for filling in your Celtic knot design at the end of the project.
The underlying rules
The structure of all plaits and interlaced patterns is based on the structure of a plait, in which cords cross over and under to create plaits and interlaced patterns. The real starting point for how to draw Celtic knots is two crossed cords in a square.
How to draw Celtic knots 1: CROSSED CORDS
Celtic knotwork is made up of lines of right-handed crosses alternating with lines of left-handed crosses that form the ‘over-and-under’ of a woven design. If you can draw crossed cords in a square well, you can learn to draw Celtic knots.
What is the Celtic trinity knot?
The Trinity Knot, also known as the triquetra, was originally used to represent and honor the Mother, Maiden, and Crone of the neo-pagan triple goddess, and it represents the three life-cycles of a woman in relation to the phases of the moon. It has since come to be recognized as a symbol for ‘The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit.’
What does the Celtic knot signify?
With its associations with nature and oak trees, the Dara Celtic Knot clearly represented strength, and the ancient Celts would call on the symbol to provide strength and inner wisdom in difficult situations.
How do you pronounce Celtic?
Nearly every other English word beginning with ce- has a soft-c sound: cedar, ceiling, cell, cement, cent, cereal, certain, cesspit, and so on (cello, with its u201cch-u201d onset, is another anomaly).
What is the Celtic knot for love?
The Celtic love knot, which resembles two interlocking hearts and usually sits within an oval shape, may have been created by sailors as a way of remembering their loved ones during long voyages. The Sailor’s knot is symbolic of friendship, affection, harmony, and love.
What do 3 intertwined triangles mean?
The Valknut Meaning The nine points of the triangle have been associated with the nine worlds of Norse mythology, and the three interconnected triangles have been said to reflect the connection between Earth, Heaven, and Hell; the symbol has also been associated with ecstatic Seidr magic, of which Odin was a master; and the three interconnected triangles have been said to reflect the connection between Earth, Heaven, and Hell.
Is Celtic Irish or Scottish?
Today, the term Celtic refers to the languages and cultures of Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, the Isle of Man, and Brittany, also known as the Celtic nations, which are the only places in the world where four Celtic languages are still spoken as mother tongues to some extent.
What is a Dara knot?
The Dara Celtic Knot represents the magnificent root system that robustly supports the heavy body of an ancient oak tree, and is one of a number of Celtic symbols for strength and inner strength. The symbol comes from the Gaelic word ‘Doire,’ which means ‘Oak Tree.’