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Crafters of all skill levels need an extensive selection of motifs and patterns to apply to their work. This sourcebook provides a rich and varied source of superb quality Celtic motifs, all of which can be copied and applied to a range of crafts. Part One gives an introduction to the history of Celtic art, before going on to explain how to trace, photocopy and even scan the images. It then goes on to describe, step-by-step, how to apply them to a number of crafts, from cross stitch and needlework to glass painting, metal embossing, stamping and more. There are even instructions for combining and embellishing motifs, adapting and creating borders, and applying colour: A gallery of completed projects provides ideas and inspiration. Part Two is the extensive library of Celtic motifs. Knots, borders and spirals are always favourites with crafters, as they are so versatile and can be as subtle or striking as required. Zoomorphic images, along with Saints and Angels, show animal and human forms depicted in the unique Celtic style. The embellished lettering can be applied to any number of crafts, while the varied Tree of Life section contains Celtic motifs to suit any occasion. Finally, the softer, classic swirls of the La Tene patterns will delight everyone. This design library not only provides a rich source of Celtic imagery, but also gives practical advice and inspirational tips on how to use them for any craft of your choice.