Great Book of Celtic Patterns: The Ultimate Design Sourcebook for Artists and Crafters

Great Book of Celtic Patterns: The Ultimate Design Sourcebook for Artists and Crafters

by Lora Irish
     
 

Unravel the secrets to creating Celtic knot work as you adorn your completed wood burning, carving, and scrolling projects with beautifull twists, braids and textures. Features 200 original patterns and designs.See more details below

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Unravel the secrets to creating Celtic knot work as you adorn your completed wood burning, carving, and scrolling projects with beautifull twists, braids and textures. Features 200 original patterns and designs.

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"This beautifully presented guide explores and explains the full spectrum of Celtic art during a critical period in its development. The in-depth instructions, suggestions, and demonstrations will make this an invaluable companion for artists wanting to master these intricate and timeless designs for their own work. But the wide appeal of this substantial book should also be stressed. The stunning and luxurious illustrations will delight anyone who is simply curious about the history of Celtic knot work and enjoys getting lost among its twists and textures."

"This is an outstanding book that could be used in many different craft applications; from metalsmithing to wood block cuttings, to stationary design and more. I could think of many different ways someone could use this book to fit their craft medium, even t-shirt designs. The book even has a great feel to it. It is substantial, with slick pages and wonderful illustrations showing different Celtic patterns with details demonstrating how to re-create them. The first section of the book shows beautiful color illustrations of full blown Celtic designs that inspire. Chapter by chapter you will learn about patterns, plotting and graphing designs, and how to alter designs to fit within a specific format or space. Next you will learn about line enhancement and love knot designs, not to mention Viking animals, finials and fantasy creatures.

While I had no prior Celtic pattern or design experience, I found this book to be inspirational and it provided me with great knowledge of Celtic designs that I could use in my crafts."

Whether you are a designer, a craftsperson, or an artist, the Great Book of Celtic Patterns will offer you not only a historical overview of the origins of Celtic art but also a vast choice of designs from which you may create your own work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565233140
Publisher:
Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/28/2007
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
295,512
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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