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celticrichard
08-29-2006, 08:19 AM
Hi.

I have,in a burst of inspiration,discovered the way to do a celtic knotwork oval and I wanted to share it with you all.

At first it will all be geometrical,but geometry is of course a VERY important part of celtic knotwork.

I have used letters a bit but they dont appear well in the photo.sorry,I will try to explain where the letters are.

We (our should I say I?) make a line and divide it into 3 parts equal in length, like this:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Aug-2006/69175-S1010053.JPG

Then, using the two parts inside the line (A and B) as centers of the circles we draw the two circles:http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Aug-2006/69175-S1010054.JPG

Curiosly this is a celtic symbol of Glastonbury,where Arthur is thought to have been buried and a place where Avalon is supposed to be.Its purely coincidental but...its good to know it.

Then ,using the points where the circles interlock we join them with points A and B and prolongating them till the touch the circles,like this:http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Aug-2006/69175-S1010055.JPG

Thats enough for today.

Now I must say something:In the points where we have made the lines touch the circle are joined we will see they form two triangles joined together,THEY ARE EQUILATERAL,.That means the angle is 60 degrees.this repeats itself in all angles that have been made.this might sound unimportant but I will show it is not.