Compendium of Celtic Crafts

Compendium of Celtic Crafts

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Perseus Publishing
Drawing on the timeless appeal of the Celts, this book brings together a broad range of contemporary crafts and shows you how to apply Celtic art and design to jewellery making, glass painting, paper crafts and more. Vibrant designs, stunning projects and clear step-by-step photography make this a rich and inspiring resource for craft workers of all abilities.

Drawing on the timeless appeal of Celtic art and design, which has attracted artists and craft workers for centuries, this book shows how Celtic themes can be applied to a range of contemporary crafts. It covers the intricacies of Celtic design, learning how to construct and decorate a selection of knotwork, spiral, key and zoomorphic patterns.

Independent Publishing Group

Drawing on the timeless appeal of Celtic art and design, this complete reference shows how Celtic themes can be applied to a range of contemporary crafts. Beginning with Celtic illumination, the guide carefully leads crafters through the intricacies of Celtic design, with thoughtful instruction for constructing and decorating a selection of knotwork, spiral, key, and zoomorphic patterns. After covering the basic principles of Celtic lettering and decoration, this book shifts toward the subject of traditional designs and ancient jewelry, further exploring Celtic knotwork, glass painting, and paper crafts. In each section, the materials and equipment crafters need are carefully explained, and each project is accompanied by clear, step-by-step instructions, providing close guidance through a broad range of projects. Providing not only a strong grounding in Celtic art and design, this tutorial also abounds with beautiful things to make?from necklaces, bracelets and earrings to picture frames, decorated goblets, and greetings cards. This is a fantastic, yet practical resource that will appeal to all crafters inspired by the world of the Celts.

Publisher: Tunbridge Wells, Kent : Search Press, 2009, c2008
ISBN: 9781844483556
Branch Call Number: 745.40899 COM
Characteristics: 192 p. :,chiefly ill. (mainly col.) ;,27 cm.
Additional Contributors: Balchin, Judy


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Dec 28, 2015

Basic information on Celtic illumination knot and zoomorphic design as well as templates to get one started. Calligraphy designs and knotwork jewelry with easy to follow tutorials plus a few elegant yet easy crafts to make.

7Liberty7 Jun 12, 2014

Exquisitely beautiful crafts.

Oct 27, 2012

A great book for those inspired by Celtic art. Good basic instructions for those wanting to get started. Several interesting craft project to try in a variety of media.

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