Celtic Designs

Author(s): Penny Brown


This treasury of Celtic line art includes 100 designs inspired by the knotwork, spirals, patterns, stylistic figures and animals found in ancient Celtic art. The designs can be scanned, enlarged, reduced, or used same size, and they can be adapted, or mixed and matched with other images, allowing you to develop your own projects in innovative ways. Whether you are seeking inspiration for a new piece of work, researching an idea, or looking for different ways to approach a project, this book is rich source of imagery, with beautiful illustrations on every page. All of the designs are included in high-resolution Jpeg format on a free CD.


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Here is the third book in Search Press new Design Library. Remember their bestselling Design Source Library series? This takes the idea into the 21st century with each title containing a hundred motifs in print plus a CD ROM with them all in both .jpeg and .tiff format. The first page has a brief introduction to what lies within, and the rest of the book contains just the designs themselves. Each page features a line drawing or two and in this book you can find borders,corners and motifs depicting fabulous beasts, intricate knotwork, spirals and more. Designs are taken from the British Isles and continental Europe from the Iron Age La Tene style onwards to the Middle Ages. You can find designs taken from the Book of Kells, from stone carvings, Viking motifs and more are in here for a wide variety of art and craft projects. As with the earlier Design Source Books these are not copyright free, but the small print at the back permits you to use up to fifteen of the drawings on a single project as long as you give a quote as to where they came from. What projects you use them on it up to you; scale them up or down and use them for whatever you want. I look forward to seeing the rest of the titles in this series and enjoy not having to scan them into my computer to use them like I did with the earlier series!-Myshelf.com

Penny Brown trained and worked as a theatre designer for ten years before taking up painting and illustrating after the birth of her second child. She started working in the familiar fields of craft, textiles and design, but has latterly concentrated on lifestyle and botanical subjects. Penny is a regular contributor to Cross-Stitch Crazy and Card Making and Paper Craft.

General Fields

  • : 9781844487257
  • : Search Press Ltd
  • : Search Press Ltd
  • : Contains Paperback and CD-ROM
  • : March 2012
  • : 222mm X 222mm X 10mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : October 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 745.4
  • : 64
  • : 100 black and white
  • : Penny Brown
  • : Paperback & CD Rom