Real life has presented me with several projects to take care of this week, so I’ll only be dropping by here and there. I’ll try and post, but it probably won’t be every day.
Based on feedback for Quaternary, it seems as though the steps were much easier to follow, so I decided I’d redo the other Celtic knots in a similar fashion. I’m trying to emphasize building the knot from inside out.When I do it this way, it feels to me like a song. A refrain, then the chorus, a refrain then the chorus. Or–maybe more like–the finger bone connected to the hand bone, lol.
Anyhoo. I’ve filled in the negative spaces. It isn’t necessary to do that, but it is more visual for my purposes here, and I think it is a help in the beginning, to keep your oriented. I hope you find this helpful!
Here’s a pattern I’ve had for dog’s ages and just never gotten around to posting. It can be tedious, but I love to do it.
Tips: Overlap each row of lines. Vary how much you overlap.
Vary the length, direction and curve of the strokes here and there.
This will look better if you DON’T make the lines precise.
I’ve added spots and stripes, but it looks cool without them too.
Note that I didn’t draw the pipes in the first step in red. Because they aren’t actually part of the pattern. Toobing can go most anywhere, with any other design that has a shape-anything that can be wrapped around. Don’t worry if lines show through–Toobing is clear! Enjoy!
Here’s the tangle Quaternary. Not to be confused with Quatiny or Quatrinity, lol! Even I get low on names occasionally.
I’ve done more steps than usual. The pattern isn’t more difficult and doesn’t have more steps than usual. I’m just breaking down the steps into smaller bits. Still trying to come up with the best method of showing you how to do these. Let me know if I’m improving or getting worse!
Tips: Look at all the steps before beginning.
Practice a few times before using in a zen. Preferably on graph paper (I certainly do).
Note the slant connecting the lines in step 2. This is to make the circle easier to draw.
Note that as the boxes are added you are building the inside of the circle. Don’t worry about getting them exactly right but let what you’ve built in preceding steps guide you. This is an occasion to look back rather than forward! * Trust the zen, Luke*
Don’t repeat your practice Quaternary more than 3 times before taking a break. You can train yourself to do it wrong if you keep doing it. A break can help you realize what you are doing wrong.
Most important of al–ENJOY!
Gabriel Productions asked for another step between six and seven. Here ’tis, and I hope it does the trick. If not, let me know, and ever intrepid, I’ll try once again!