Saturday, 12 June 2010

Four Elements: Water

Firstly, I need to say that you may not hear that much from me for the next few weeks: the World Cup's started. I know a lot of readers are in the US and so may not be hearing that much about it, but for us football fans, it's a big thing.  I intend watching as many matches as I can!

To return to my Four Elements series, here's Water:

This is a more traditional Celtic design, with both the linked triskel outer circle and the inner triple spiral echoing patterns used in illuminated texts and metalwork, and suggesting the swirls and eddies in a flowing stream.

In close up:

As with Fire, the outlines are in chain stitch in a metallic thread, filled in with split stitch, for a smooth, even finish.

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