Introducing a revolutionary new way to create beautiful custom Celtic Knotwork on your computer!
That's right, it's a font!
have studied hundreds of Celtic Knots and dozens of tutorials on how to
make them. I have taken these knots and and the techniques to make them
and have distilled them down into a set of standard elements. I took those
elements and converted them into a font.
reason is simple. Most people do not have the expensive drawing programs
necessary to create these knots. Ready-made clip-art is fine if you want
a limited number of designs that are already used by hundreds of other
people, but if you want to create knots of your own design you have to
learn to use a drawing program and spend many hours working with it just
to create the most basic designs. I have done the hard part for you. All
you have to do is put the pieces together! Every piece is drawn to an
accuracy of better than 0.00001 inches. That means that each piece will
line up perfectly with the next piece. There are only 3 styles of edges
on all of the pieces. If you can just match one side with the next you
can create thousands of different knots.
All of the basic pieces which you need to create a Celtic knot are located conveniently in one corner of you computer keyboard:
I have arranged the parts so that they are easy to find and easy to remember. See how this block of 9 keys makes a square (well, OK, it 's really a parallelogram, but I'm trying to keep this simple). The corners of this square make the corners of a knot. The sides make the sides of knots and the middle makes....you guessed it, the middle of a knot.
If you type each row of three keys followed by the Enter key, the Celtic Knot Font will make this pattern:
As you can see, it makes a nice square Celtic knot. Let's get a little more fancy. If we type more of the letters that make the top edge, the middle section and the bottom edge we can extend the knot like this:
See how the "a" key makes the left side and the "d" key makes the right side? Watch this:
Using these two keys will make a vertical break in the weave. This is the basis of all Celtic Knotwork. Make a grid and introduce breaks into the grid to create a decorative pattern. Likewise we can use the "w" key and the "x" key to make horizontal breaks. Like this:
These examples were made using just 9 of the pieces available in the Celtic Knot Font. There over 190 different pieces available in the full font!
You can see how you can assemble these
pieces to make thousands of different Celtic Knots.
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