I am so excited to show my first Celtic knot since I started playing with Art and Stitch I have been trying different options on how to digitize Celtic designs. For a longarm machine the stitches of a design need to be in a continuous path and you need to draw in the order you want the machine to sew it out. For knots it is not always possible to identify the path without backtracking in parts. Well I tried lots of different options which looked good but stitching them out ended up with lots of oversewing and really didn't look good.
Tonight I picked a simple knot and decided to bring it in as a backdrop and trace the design, backtracking where I needed too. It took lots of attempts and lots of use of the reshape tool but I am very proud of my first Celtic Knot.
Here it is stitched out:
I really had a very fun Friday night and even better is that the Giants won!