Latest addition : 19 January 2012.
Lots of people have suggested websites to me. You can propose your own links.
After George Bain, the most influential artist in the Celtic revival.
Richard Forestier, Chantale Fachinetti, Agnès-Frédérique Forestier are the professional calligraphers behind this site. It’s because they asked me to teach my method to them and to their students that this website came to being.
Celtic style fonts, clipart, and designs by Todd Hallock of Bannigan Artworks
Posters, mugs, T-shirts, books, tile coasters, keepsake boxes, cards, journals, plenty of wonderful stuff with the great retro-futuristic twist of Bradley W. Schenck.
An electronic artist with a celtic touch.
Decorate your life and home with a Celtic Twist!
Find Celtic and Irish style jewelry. Claddagh rings, Claddagh jewelry online.
molly invented this new way to design celtic knots using paper folding and cutting just like making paper snowflakes.
teach 6yr olds thru adult.
let us know if you’d like to download a review copy of "design your own celtic knots. a teach yourself workbook".
thanks ! john and molly swan sheran email@example.com
ps you have a great celtic knot site! thanks-
All you ever wanted to know about tiling. Magnificent.
Cyclic plain-weaving on polygonal mesh surfaces with graph rotation systems
In this paper, we show how to create plain-weaving over an arbitrary surface. To create a plain-weaving on a surface, we need to create cycles that cross other cycles (or themselves) by alternatingly going over and under. We use the fact that it is possible to create such cycles, starting from any given manifold-mesh surface by simply twisting every edge of the manifold mesh. We have developed a new method that converts plain-weaving cycles to 3D thread structures. Using this method, it is possible to cover a surface without large gaps between threads by controlling the sizes of the gaps. We have developed a system that converts any manifold mesh to a plain-woven object, by interactively controlling the shapes of the threads with a set of parameters. We have demonstrated that by using this system, we can create a wide variety of plain-weaving patterns, some of which may not have been seen before.
a very nice java applet/appli, fully functional.
A Family of Celtic Artists Offering Original Fine Art, Photography, Textiles, and Literature
Knotsbag is a splendid implementation of my method, for all platforms Mac (PowerPC et MacIntel), Windows and LINUX.
KnotsBag est un éditeur d’entrelacs basé sur la méthode de Christian Mercat. Il permet de créer des entrelacs celtes, arabes et autres. Il est disponible pour les plateformes Mac (PowerPC et MacIntel), Windows et LINUX.
A real life example of what to do with these knots.
An article in English describing a computer system that implements my method, by Matthew Kaplan and Elaine Cohen.
Commemorative Issue of the Journal FORMA published by the Society for Science on Form in Japan(SSFJ), for the Conference ISKFA06 (International Symposium on Katachi/Kolam in Folk Ats), which is co-organized by KASF and SSFJ
Thanks to Nagata Shojiro InterVision Institute Japan (KASF) editor in chief of the issue.
the best tattoist artist I know.
french translation of Scientific American, where I published a paper on celtic knotwork. Featured, in German, in Spektrum der Wissenschaft, Spezial 2 (2006) 46-51 the German subsidiary of Scientific American, in the special issue Ethnomathematics.
K3D software. My first collaborator. Programmed in Visual Basic, unfortunately reserved for windows® users, K3D is the most versatile software of the series, it boasts export to plenty different file formats: VRML, POV, OBJ, DXF, STL, EMF, WMF, CAD/CAM
The most famous illuminated bible of the middle ages. Now at the Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.