Drawing Interlacing & Interlocking Shapes: Celtic Knots Made Super Simple

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

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7 Videos (20m)
    • Introduction

    • Supplies

    • Drawing Shapes and Crossing Lines

    • Expanding Lines into Bands

    • Weaving and Interlacing

    • Finishing your Artwork with Pen

    • Your Project (and beyond)


About This Class


This class is a great stepping stone into Celtic Knotwork and the first of a series.   You’ll learn to draw shapes that will be interlaced and  interlocked using pen and ink.  In upcoming classes you will learn the many ways to connect these creations easily into true Celtic knots!

This class is for those who:

  • are looking to learn Celtic knotwork step by step with ease.
  • like to draw, paint and make marks.
  • are looking for a new skill to bring to your illustration, calligraphy, art journaling, lettering.

In this class you'll learn:

  • Why learning to interlock simple shapes is a good start for more complex knotwork concepts.
  • Good tools to have on hand and my favorites for drawing knotwork.
  • Tips for successful line drawing in pen and pencil
  • What kind of shapes can be used and best ways to set up your framework.
  • Understanding how lines are crossed for successful Interlacing effects.
  • Expanding your interlocked lines into bands
  • Techniques for weaving bands over and under.
  • Finishing your work with pen and ink and tips on testing pen and paper.
  • How to use your interlaced penwork
  • What you'll be ready for next.




In future classes you'll learn:

  • How to connect your shapes into continuous bands
  • How to embellish your designs
  • And much more....

17 of 17 students recommendSee All

What a great introduction and exploration of celtic knot drawing!
Sadelle makes a complex process clear and easy to follow. Thanks :-)
This looked really intimidating at first. But Sadelle broke everything down into simple steps, revealing all the secrets. I feel I can master this now.
Kristen Radden

iPhone Photographer/Instructor





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.