Bergdala Spinnhus

handwoven - home furnishings

Can you weave a celtic knot?

I started with a drawing of a celtic border, out of Celtic art by G Bain:

Slanting lines and rounded shapes are difficult on a shaft loom - it needed more right angles, and...
Some tries later I had an endless knot.

To the right is what it looked like as a "profile design", to be woven in a technique called "tied weave" (sometimes also called "summer and winter")

Far right it is displayed at the Emigrant Museum, Växjö, for the Open Studio Tour in July, 2003
Knot as a profile design
the woven knot
drying after wet finishing
the woven knot
Woven it was 6 meters long; here it is drying after wet finishing
Decorating a wall at an "Irish pub evening"

Bergdala Spinnhus
Bergdala 27
365 92 Hovmantorp