Learn to Draw Celtic Designs
Techniques and Patterns for Artists and Crafters
by Lora S. Irish

Softcover
215 x 280mm
96pp

Published by Fox Chapel Publishing, PA, USA

R.R.P.$21.90

ISBN 978-1-56523-826-6

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Extract from back cover of book:

A Treasure Trove of Celtic Patterns for Arts and Crafts

The intricate. beautiful designs of traditional Celtic art have enduring fascination for people around the world. Discover how to draw and decorate in the authentic Celtic style with this essential guide. Nationally known artist and best-selling author Lora S. Irish unravels the secrets of Celtic knot work. She shows how to apply expert techniques to draw all of the classic elements of Celtic art. These sinuous knots, mythical creatures, and ornate braids make fantastic adornments for a multitude of arts and crafts.

This treasure trove of Celtic designs offers more than 150 original, ready-to-use patterns. Each design can easily be altered to create dozens of additional patterns for your own artwork, giving you the potential to create hundreds of new designs.

- Learn to draw and decorate in the authentic Celtic style
- Expert tips and Techniques
- More than 150 original, ready-to-use patterns
- Draw twists, knots, braids, corners, animals and finials
- Perfect for woodworking, pyrography, leatherwork, needlecraft and more

Photos: Colour and black and white line patterns

Contents

Introduction

Gallery

Understanding Knot Designs

Plotting Knot Designs

Creating Borders, Motifs and Corners

Altering and Enhancing Designs

Adding Finials

Adding Color

Patterns
- Lines and Borders
- Corners
- Circles and Other Motifs
- Finials
- Viking Animals
- Fantasy

Index