Celtic alphabet for loom beading

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ardela58 wrote
on Dec 11, 2009 12:08 AM

Does anyone know where I can find Celtic Alphabet patterns for bead looms?   Thank you

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SCB1 wrote
on Dec 11, 2009 5:06 AM

Note sure, but try  http://www.bead-patterns.com/

Also try  http://beadwork.about.com/

and this one  http://beadwork.about.com/od/freebeadpatterns1/a/_Free_Pat_Links.htm

If none of these has what you are looking for. try 'googling' what you want. I find alot of things by just putting what you are looking for in the seach line and going for it. I also use the words 'free' or 'for sale'. The seach line may look something like this: 'Free peyote beadwork designs' or ' beaded jewelry designs for sale'. If one set of words don't get you the results you are looking for try another till you find what you are looking for. The google network is very deep and if they can't help you find it, it may not exist.  I love 'Google'.

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LoisB@23 wrote
on Dec 11, 2009 6:54 AM

Also, I know that there are lots of free font webpages, I'll bet you could find a Celtic font... then create your own paterns with it. take a sheet of bead graph paper, copy it onto a transparency sheet, then lay them over a printout of your letter, and scan it in.

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Pam I am wrote
on Dec 11, 2009 8:19 AM

This one's not Celtic, but nice enough... http://www.rings-things.com/projects/BEADLETT.htm  this one isn't the alphabet but is Celtic runes... http://home.flash.net/~mjtafoya/patterns/alphrune.htm   There are a few alphabets on the preceeding page  http://home.flash.net/~mjtafoya/patterns.htm  This is a peyote alphabet  http://www.bead-patterns.com/shop/shop.php?next=20&keywords=alphabet&method=all

But I didn't find any patterns for a loomed Celtic alphabet.  I wonder if looking at some Celtic fonts would give you some ideas on how to modify one of the basic loomed alphabets? 

Good luck, I'd love to see one if you find it. 

Pam

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Billy Z wrote
on Dec 11, 2009 12:05 PM

There isn't a real Celt alphabet per se to my knowledge. I've done a little research in the past while studying the old religions. The Celt Runes ARE the alphabet as it were. I think what you may be after is Gaelic, not Celt. Try this and see if it is more to your liking. The first one says that it is Celt, but in reality, it's the same thing as Gaelic.

http://www.calligraphylearn.com/celtic-alphabet.html

http://www.omniglot.com/writing/irish.htm

http://www.noadi.net/art/pixel/alphabet.gif

This one has actual font downloads that you can load up and print out in Windows/Mac

http://www.fontspace.com/category/gaelic

Good luck and let  us know if you need someting else. I have tons of this kind of thing bookmarked.

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LoisB@23 wrote
on Dec 11, 2009 2:36 PM

*L* True Billy, but I think it was meant in a less litteral way... I think she's looking for an alphabet with Celtic knotwork in the design. Think illuminated manuscripts... the first letter on each page....  OR I could be wrong!

Lois

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JSmaz wrote
on Dec 12, 2009 2:03 AM

Well darn, thought I had the answer.  I have 2 books of charted (for x-stitch) Celtic designs which work great for loom beading, but neither have alphabets.  I also have a book from the same company of Celtic alphabets, but they're not charted.  I suppose you could put graph paper over them and make a pattern yourself if you wanted though.

All the books are from Dover publishing.  They make a whole series of clip art and charted pattern books.  I believe I got all these at Barnes & Noble in the craft section.

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Billy Z wrote
on Dec 12, 2009 7:43 AM

LoisB@23:

*L* True Billy, but I think it was meant in a less litteral way... I think she's looking for an alphabet with Celtic knotwork in the design. Think illuminated manuscripts... the first letter on each page....  OR I could be wrong!

Lois

Okay, I wasn't even thinking in that direction. Oh well, I gave it a shot. *laughz* Such is life. Sometimes you do get rained out. *grinz*

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on Dec 12, 2009 10:46 AM

LoisB@23:

*L* True Billy, but I think it was meant in a less litteral way... I think she's looking for an alphabet with Celtic knotwork in the design. Think illuminated manuscripts... the first letter on each page....  OR I could be wrong!

Lois

Yes, Billy, think  "The Book of Kells".

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PhilXstich wrote
on May 31, 2010 8:28 AM

Hi guys, I found a version of the actual Celtic lettering at
http://our-ireland.com/articles/celtic-ireland/celtic-alphabet/.

This is not like the Book of Kells fonts so maybe not OP is looking for but very interesting anyway as it's the original alphabet font of the Celts which consists of mostly weird cross hatchings!

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