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celtic knots design

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by JuliannaKunstler.com

Learning objectives

  • recognizing and identifying patterns and sequencing, predicting patterns
  • types of patterns: linear, grid, radial, mirror, free-form
  • balance: symmetrical harmony
  • values and space: using light and shadows for overlapped elements


celtic design


Create your own design

Print out the template (11x17) and the units (8.5x11)


Cut out units, glue them to the border template.

You can rotate the elements, just do it in a pattern order.

Connect the units

Design a corner. You can add units or skip a few for your design. Use ruler for straight lines.

Repeat the corner unit to complete the border.

Outline everything with a Sharpie.

Use a pencil to add shadows where needed.