Celtic, medieval and Renaissance designs for your wedding!
It's NOT a lettering font (although we include one for free) - it's a design tool that creates patterns by typing!
All of the Celtic knotwork on this site was created with the Celtic Knot Font.
The Celtic Knot Font is perfect for wedding invitations, programs, table and thank-you cards and more. Create your own embroidery designs for a very special Celtic, medieval or Renaissance style wedding gown. Make patterns for decorating your cake with matching knotwork motifs. You can even use the Font to make backgrounds, borders and embellishments for a wedding scrapbook or photo album.
The Font lets you easily create unique Celtic knotwork on your computer - play with it until you get exactly the perfect design for your project - then print it! The designs are fully scalable so you can print them out at exactly the size you want.
This True Type font works on any PC or Mac, in the word-processing programs you are already using, or in any program that lets you choose a font.
invitation is an example of one of the ways that you can use the Celtic
Knot Font in printed materials. This wedding invitation was created for
some friends who were having a Renaissance style Wedding. The Filled and
Outline Styles of the Font were used to create the border. The 2 styles
align perfectly because of the great precision that was used in creating
both of them. The subtle design in the center was also created with the
These embellishments were created with the Font and then given the appearance of silver in Photoshop.
wedding invitation has an interlaced border made with the Font.
This heart border created with the Font is perfect for weddings and would be lovely embroidered on a dress.
The following designs were created with the Font and then effects were added in various graphics programs.
The following are examples of the various Styles of the Font used in an ordinary word-processing program like MS Word with no embellishments.
All of the projects shown on this page were designed with the Celtic Knot Font!
Pattern Pack #2
The Pattern Packs are accessories that work with any Style of the Celtic Knot Font. Each has over 100 fully editable royalty-free designs that you can use as-is or modify as desired with the Font. Vector based, they scale to any size and work perfectly in any graphics program as well.
Pattern Pack #2 was specially created with a selecton of romantic knots appropriate for wedding invitations and programs, thank you notes, greeting cards, quilts, applique, hand or machine embroidery on wedding gowns, Irish dance dresses, Renaissance Faire garb and costumes, and even patterns for crafts. Many of the designs incorporate hearts. The package includes borders, medallions, hearts, and a variety of other decorative embellishments. You must have at least one Style of the Font to use the Pattern Packs. All of the designs work in all of the Styles.
If you are looking for more traditional Celtic knots, try Pattern Pack #1.
Click here to learn more about the different Styles of the Font!
have studied hundreds of Celtic knots and dozens of tutorials on how to
make them. I have taken these knots 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. But not any more! 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 200 different pieces available in the full font!
By assembling these pieces you can make
thousands of different Celtic Knots.
here to order
We will soon have charted graph versions for beadwork and cross stitch! Email us if you would like to be notified when they are available.
Click here to see examples of Arts and Crafts done with the Celtic Knot Font.
Be sure to check out our tutorial:
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