Diva Challenge 354 and a Freehand Celtic Knot Tutorial!

Hi everyone! Welcome back to thetirelesstangler.com where Zentangle and freedom of expression rule! This week was a UMT (Use My Tangle) week at casa diva and we used a pattern called Siri by the lovely Simone Menzel, CZT! You can find Simone on her blog “SimTangle” here. Of course, our one and only Diva can be found on her blog iamthedivaczt.com. I enjoyed Siri very much and loved the variation possibilities with the corner flares and inner figures. Lots of fun!



Last week, some of you may remember I did this tile with a stylized Celtic Knot on it. Many were interested in this tutorial on how I’ve been making easy free-hand Celtic knots. This is it! There is as always, room for improvement, but I’m making progress! I’ve done extensive research on Celtic Knots and I haven’t seen anyone else approach them in this way, although the weaving over/under technique remains essentially the same, the stacked diamond technique is mine I think.

I’m very interested in feedback! This knot is called the “Celtic Cross-stitch”. I would like to do a mini-series on these as I’m Irish and they’ve always fascinated me! I would like to invite you all to share your tangled knots with me here or using #tangledcelticknots

I’ll see you next week for a classic Celtic knot form!


11 thoughts on “Diva Challenge 354 and a Freehand Celtic Knot Tutorial!”

  1. Hi Cindy, I really enjoyed this. Of course I had to rewind a couple of times but I did manage to keep up and although my first attempt is not good, it isn’t a failure either. Thank you so much for this. I have always chickened out of Celtic designs in the past but I’m likely to do more now.

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  2. Beautiful Diva tile, you can see that you had fun with this challenge! Everything fits perfectly, the composition, the choice of tangles, the colours, the contrast…

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  3. Wow, Cindy, I LOVE your tile with Siri – what a great composition and colours! And thank you so much for your lovely words- you make me really very happy!
    I ame so grateful to see such a lot of beautiful tiles with my tangle this week!

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