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If you have been reading my blog for a while you will have noticed that I like Celtic knotwork. If you like Celtic Knotwork and would love to be able to create your own knotwork designs, but can’t face the thought of grid paper and sleepless nights then I have a link that you will love.

There is a company called Clanbadge, they have created a wonderful font that you can either download from their site or have a CD delivered to your door. There a variety of styles of Celtic font available, Outline, Inverse, Filled In and also 3D.

The idea is that the various sections of the knotwork are created by using a font, this means that if you press various keys on your keyboard you will get sections of knotwork instead of letters. You create your design by building designs using the keyboard in word processing programs that you already have on your computer. Put them design in Photoshop and you can imagine all the glorious special effects that you could achieve.

The beauty of creating your knotwork this way is that you can build your design quickly and easily and have fun, no more intricate measuring it is also very simple to alter your finished design. Changing the size of your design is as simple as selecting the entire piece and increasing the font size as you would in any other word processing document.

These are an awesome set of fonts I’ve been using them for a few years now and I love them. They are also bringing out a variation that will create charted knotwork patterns ready for cross stitch. There are also Tatoo design set available too.

How you use your completed designs is up to you, your only limitation is your imagination.

Links

Clanbadge homepage http://www.clanbadge.com/

Charted Knotwork http://www.clanbadge.com/charted.htm

Celtic Tatoo Design Set http://www.clanbadge.com/tattoo.htm

If you buy these fonts as downloads from the site you won’t be charged shipping. You are only charged shipping if you would like the CD. You can also opt to have a download and a CD sent, this enables you to get started straight away, but have the security of a cd should your computer have a ‘wobble’

 

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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Here is another of my Pyrography (woodburning) projects. This is a keyring featuring Celtic Knotwork

Side one

Side one

 

Side Two

Side Two

 

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Billie :)

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Here is the next installment of my Pyrography (wood burning) projects. This one is based on Celtic knotwork design.

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Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

 

Billie :)

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The book I am reviewing today is;

Compendium of Celtic Crafts by Judy Balchin, Courtney Davis, Vivien Lunniss and Suzen Millodot

Compendium of Celtic Crafts

Published by Search Press; www.searchpress.com

ISBN 13 978-1-84448-355-6

Amazon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Compendium-Celtic-Crafts-Courtney-Davis/dp/184448355X/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1226072783&sr=8-2

 

Anyone who has a keen interest in Celtic artwork will recognise the names of the authors above. This book appears to be a blending together of several sections from other books brought together in one publication. If you have other books on the subject by these authors you would be advised to see this book before you purchase. I have at least one of the individual books by Judi Balchin on Celtic glass painting but still bought this book as it was nice to have the information all in one place and the jewellery section alone was worth the price.

The topics covered in this book are;

  • Celtic Illumination
  • Celtic Calligraphy
  • Celtic Knotwork Jewellry
  • Glass Painting
  • Paper Crafts

Each of these sections is broken into four with excellent information for how to create your own knotwork, Zoomorphic designs and jewellery following the knotwork patterns. There are templates for the glass painting and plenty of useful examples of all the subjects shown and the book is in full colour.

 

If you have never bought a Celtic themed art book this is a great introduction to the varied styles that were used at the time. Definitely worth buying.

 

Links

Courtney Davis; http://www.celtic-art.com/

Judy Balchin; http://www.judybalchin.co.uk/indexframeset.htm

 

Best wishes and thanks for reading

 

Billie :)

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