The monks at Iona created the illuminations in the Book of Kells with a fairly simple grid system, but to master the technique takes hours of practice. Here are some videos that teach the simplest Celtic Knots. A fast celtic knot., and Celtic Knot 2. Compare these to the pictures below to see the difference.
|Details from a page in the Book of Kells|
|One of the most famous illuminations: the gospels|
|A page from the gospel of Luke|
|Mary and Jesus|