Drawing Heart & Pretzel Knots: Celtic Knotwork Made Super Simple

Sadelle Wiltshire, Contemplative Drawing, Mixed-Media, Fiber Art

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7 Videos (18m)
    • Introduction

      1:35
    • Supplies & Tips

      1:07
    • Extending the Heart: Dips, Simple Pretzel Knots & Borders

      4:41
    • Pretzel Knots in the Round

      2:56
    • Extending the Points

      2:08
    • Review: Bands, Interlacing & Inking

      4:16
    • Your Project

      1:46

About This Class

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This class is another great stepping stone in learning Celtic Knotwork and the second of a series.   In this class you’ll learn one of the secrets to visualizing how shapes begin to become magical knots. You'll learn two key concepts in “growing” knots into continuous lines using the heart shape and pretzel knot.

This class is for those who:

  • Are ready to move beyond simple interlocking shape knots **
  • Want to get a peek at the beginning process of designing knot forms
  • Are looking to continue to learn Celtic knotwork step by step with ease.
  • Love to draw, paint and make marks.
  • Are looking for new design skills to bring to your illustration, calligraphy, art journaling, lettering, painting, tattoo art and carving.

**Need a review of interlacing shapes?  Great! See my first class HERE: http://skl.sh/2pR82xd

In this class you'll learn:

  • Key concepts of how to take a simple heart shape and extending it into a continuous knot band.
  • Reminders of tools to have on hand and my favorites for drawing knotwork.
  • A simple heart to pretzel knot
  • How to create your first pretzel knot border
  • How to create your first heart/pretzel knot in the round
  • A few ways these knots can be transformed.
  • One of my “secret weapons… er tools” for continuing to learn weaving of bands

In upcoming classes, you'll be ready to tackle even more unique knot forms

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9 of 9 students recommendSee All

Easy and to the point. Clear direction and nice speed.
Sadelle explains and demonstrates even more complex knots so they are easy to understand and draw. Thanks!
Sadelle presents fun and helpful tips on some Celtic knot techniques in this relaxing class. I enjoyed her teaching style and learned a few new design ideas!

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Sadelle Wiltshire

Contemplative Drawing, Mixed-Media, Fiber Art

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Hi, I'm Sadelle and I want to help make art, craft and self-care be a soothing, relaxing and easy experience for you!

I have had a love affair with art and craft since I was young.  I love the rhythms and soothing focus in playing with and creating patterns from yarns, threads, wires, paper, paint, pen and ink.  I LOVE teaching contemplative arts and encouraging the connection of the inner voice with art. When not creating or journaling, you can find me walking labyrinths, watching Bollywood films or hanging out with my partner, cats and greyhound. 

  • Contemplative Arts and Workshops
  • Textile/Fiber, Jewelry Artist and Teacher for over 25 years.
  • Veriditas Certified Labyrinth Facilitator
  • Celtic Design and Knotwork
  • Certified Zentangle® Teacher (CZT #7, 2011)
  • Weaver of Websites

In-person workshop and retreats in Vermont, New England, across the US and abroad.