I’ve recently started a large project that will I’m sure take a few weeks to complete.
It takes the form of a Celtic knot pattern that is part of a 100-day challenge completed by one of my favorite tanglers on Youtube.
Her name is The Tireless Tangles her Youtube Channel can be found HERE.
This project was a massive undertaking. To begin with, she carefully mapped out a large Celtic knot. This is a variation on the zentangle pattern Huggins.
This is the first video of the series.
My Own Celtic Knot Project
I won’t bore with the detail of how I mapped out the Celtic knot grid, suffice to say it was VERY challenging.
I had to do it all in pencil I’m just not confident enough to dive straight in with a pen.
As you can see it is very big 18 x 13 inches. The reason it’s that size is I had a framed picture I didn’t like and I’m going to use that frame when the picture is complete.
Here is a close-up of one of the corners. These were the most challenging part of laying out the pattern on the paper.
I’m using a white mount board as this was just the right size in my local art shop.
The grid requires a ruler and as much accuracy as you can do. I was off in places but I think it will be OK.
So now the lines have all been lightly filled in with pencil I’m going to go over the whole thing with a pen.
I’ll come back in another post and update you on my progress.
18 Months Later
Below is the finished Celtic knot mounted and in its frame. I would love to go back and make all the “squares” the same tone. By that, I mean to darken the areas that are a bit light.
Also, the mount is a dark grey at some point I’m going to take it out of the frame and repaint the mount a warm pink color.
This project took a considerable amount of time to do, but great fun nether the less. I just did one square a day so the project never overwhelmed me!
Also, this was a project that kept me occupied during the covid-19 lockdown periods.