Freehand Celtic Knots with Janet Knox

We had a very enjoyable evening on Monday 20 June 2016 with Janet Knox. She gave us a brief history of how the celtic knot has developed, dating back to 300 BC and explained her current involvement with CARM, the Creative Arts and Retreat Movement and told us how this has influenced her life.

She also talked about the designs that Mary Fleeson creates at the Lindisfarne Scriptorium.

With pencils, crayons and erasers at the ready, we were all ears as Janet explained how to begin!

We started doodling and gradually our designs took shape and we ended up by creating continuous ribbons, swirling round the paper! When we were satisfied with our designs, Janet explained how to create our 'overs' and 'unders' and we then started to decorate our designs using inks and crayons. The time soon whizzed by and after an hour we had all created designs to be proud of.

Everyone's was different and Janet commented that our designs said quite a lot about our personalities, although she didn't elaborate!

Many thanks Janet, for a very enjoyable evening, it was great fun and gave us lots of ideas for creating new designs for hand and machine embroidery.