Celtic Knot Sampler
This page contains just a small sampling of the sorts of Celtic Knots you can
produce with the KnotWize editor
. All of these
designs were produced in just
a few minutes using KnotWize. The only post-processing that was performed was
the addition of backgrounds and, in one case, a classic Monet painting. You
may freely use any of these designs, for any purpose, but better yet would be
to use KnotWize to produce equivalent or better designs in precisely the color
schemes you prefer.
This is about as simple as it gets. It's a 7x7 grid using the default colors
and pattern. I just started adding and subtracting lines till it looked good
to me. If you care about such things, you can check and see that the knot
has top-bottom symmetry, left-right symmetry, and is a single continuous
strand -- which always seems to be a nice touch. (Click through on the image
to see a full-sized version.)
This more advanced example uses the "empty block" capability to trim away some
edges and produce a diamond instead of a rectangle. It also uses the "dueling
pipes"pattern in a custom color scheme instead of the default green pipe.
Beyond that, the construction was still simple. Just add walls to taste and
enjoy the result. (To really appreciate the quality of the rendering, you
should click through to the full-sized image.)
This example uses a double-stranded rectangle to act as a frame for a classic
piece of artwork ("Seascape: Storm" by Claude Monet). The pattern was kept
simple ("flat"), and the colors were chosen to match those present in the
framed image. The actual knots include various samples of two-strand
techniques used in classic celtic illumination.
This example uses a triple stranded strip of knotwork to produce a design
suitable for a page divider, margin illustration, or bookmark. The pattern
used is "fiesta", and it once again provides an example of a complex knot
which comprises just a single strand.