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I am currently looking for additional administrators for this group.  I know I failed all of you during this past year, and I would like to make sure that does not happen again.  The best way to do that is to bring in new administrators to help keep the group moving, and hopefully even expand the group to make it more interactive.

If you are interested in helping lead TheKnotters going forward or have any opinions about the addition of new admins, please send me a note.  I look forward to chatting with you, as it is all of you who make this group great!

Dear knotters,

We are glad to present our Knots of the week picks...

:bulletyellow::bulletyellow::bulletyellow: Classic Style: :bulletblack:

:bulletyellow::bulletyellow::bulletyellow: Contemporary Style:
Knotwork Crow by bifishiar by :iconbifishiar:

:bulletyellow::bulletyellow::bulletyellow: Cross-Genre Style:
Fantasy Runestone concepts by Feivelyn by :iconfeivelyn:
Also check the awesome 3D rendering of these runestone concepts ( Dragon: - Stag vs Snake: - Wolf: ).

:bulletyellow::bulletyellow::bulletyellow: Artisan Crafts:
Celtic Art Hope Chest by groomporter by :icongroomporter:

:bulletyellow::bulletyellow::bulletyellow: Photos of Knotwork:
Celtic Cross by GUDRUN355 by :icongudrun355:

:bulletyellow::bulletyellow::bulletyellow: Stock: :bulletblack:

:bulletyellow::bulletyellow::bulletyellow: Tutorials: :bulletblack:

These Knots of the week will be placed in the Featured folder of the group and also in its Favorites folders.

Thanks for your submissions!

:bulletgreen::bulletgreen::bulletgreen: NEWS :bulletgreen::bulletgreen::bulletgreen:

sidneyeileen has been quite busy these months. She came back this week and gave me the Admin rights to manage the group.
Life is life and it's not that easy to have time to create art and often be connected, even if The Knotters is a great group...

There were a lot of pending & expired submissions. :cries:
Feel free to submit again. :nod:
The limit is set to 3 submissions per week and per folder. It may be a bit high (who likes to be flooded?), but let's see...

:deviantart: groups' main purpose is to promote work. But the best artworks often remain hidden due to the quantity of available stuff.
Moreover, the Favorites section is barely used in a clever way but most often to submit stuff avoiding an Admin approval. And there is no notification associated...
That's why I cleared the Favorites folders. Its Featured folder will get the current Knots of the week, and the dedicated folders will get all the Knots of the week.
Favorites is now a real Favorites.
And the Featured folder of the group's gallery will slowly get cleaned to only show these Knots of the week.
I hope you like the concept.

Anyway, if you have any idea, suggestion or comment to write, do not hesitate!

Thanks for reading!

:bulletwhite::bulletwhite::bulletwhite: About... :bulletwhite::bulletwhite::bulletwhite:

For those who don't know me yet, I mostly work on ancient manuscripts, ie classic style.
I may be rather picky between classic and modern style in the submission process... :fuzzydemon:
Also know that I consider it's not sufficient to add a knotwork in a drawing for the subject to become Celtic (or Nordic).
I hope that won't bother you, as long as the work is done to promote your art. ;p
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We are interested in affiliating with any groups whose member artwork might sometimes include knotwork elements. This includes regional/cultural/national themed groups, religious groups, fantasy, historical, and many more.

Members of affiliate groups have been granted the ability to submit a limited number of pieces to our galleries, with admin approval.

Member Information

Submitting a Deviation to the Group

To contribute art, go to the group's main page or gallery page and click the button for submitting art. It will bring up a menu box that will allow you to choose deviations from your gallery to include in the group. Please be responsible in choosing the gallery your art belongs in.

Categories are:

:bulletblue: Classic Style (true to the old forms)
:bulletwhite: Artwork is stylistically or directly derived from historic pieces. Historic styles include, but are not limited to: specific artifacts, Irish medieval illuminations, Oseberg style, Pictish zoomorph, etc.

:bulletblue: Contemporary Style (a new twist on an ancient art)
:bulletwhite: If you created your artwork from scratch and it is not stylistically identical to historic pieces. Includes digital 3D.

:bulletblue: Cross-Genre Style (knotwork is one element in the piece)
:bulletwhite: If knotwork is ornamentation within the piece, or there are additional elements besides knotwork, spirals, or keywork.

:bulletblue: Artisan Crafts
:bulletwhite: Wood, leather, metal, stone, fabric, etc.

:bulletblue: Photos of Others' or Ancient Knotwork
:bulletwhite: If you didn't create the knotwork in your photo.

:bulletblue: Stock
:bulletwhite: If your artwork can be re-used by other Deviants.

:bulletblue: Tutorials
:bulletwhite: If your artwork shows how to knot and also create spirals and key patterns.

:bulletblue: WIP
:bulletwhite: Unfinished artwork of any style.

:bulletblue: Group Related

Member submissions require Admin approval to ensure they are genuinely knotwork, and placed in the correct category. Please be thoughtful when submitting your art.

Gallery Folders

Classic Style
Reawake a pride once lost by EntwinedPride
Celtic Knot Letter - The Cruachan Logo by theNEWoath
Symmetry by Lariethene
Stoat Update by EntwinedPride
Contemporary Style
Knotted Guars by Feivelyn
Cliffracer Attack! by Feivelyn
Knotty Wolf by Feivelyn
Knotty Dragon by Feivelyn
Cross-Genre Style
Norse-ish Celt-ish thigh-band for a friend! by one-rook

Mature Content

The Queen of Mice / Die Maeusekoenigin by DrMohnfuchs
Eowyn by Feivelyn
Rohan Sword by Feivelyn
Artisan Crafts
New celtic bag by MARIEKECREATION
Irish Fidchell Game by groomporter
Hope Chest lid by groomporter
Photos of Others' or Ancient Knotwork
20161202dsc00057 by ltiana355
Dagger with Zoomorphic Birds II by SkyfireDragon
Urnes Knotwork by swandog
Celtic Cross by GUDRUN355
Tutorials and Tools
Knotted medium vines composite by MyrddinDerwydd
Analyzing Urnes by Feivelyn
Knotwork Styles by Feivelyn
Old Process Docu by Feivelyn
Celtic avatars set by mossy-tree
Free 3D Model: Mystic Knot Earrings by LuxXeon
Celtic Wolf Stock by Feivelyn
Blue - WIP 11 by tinydtk
Blue -WIP 10 by tinydtk
Blue - WIP 8 by tinydtk
Blue -WIP 7 by tinydtk
Group Related
The Knotters ID by Xgealicdrag by TheKnotters
The Knotters by TheKnotters
The Knotters by Eleager by TheKnotters

Group Info

We celebrate the ancient and modern forms of Celtic knotwork, keywork, and spirals. Knotwork can be applied to all visual arts including painting, drawing, digital art, carving, sculpture, jewelry, leather work, and textiles.

We welcome all artists who incorporate knotwork into their art, be they accomplished knotwork artists or newcomers hoping to learn how to create these amazing designs. Anyone can become a member and share their art through this group. Anyone, including non-members, can suggest favorite artwork that incorporates knotwork into the piece.

Together we can share, learn, inspire, and enjoy the many shapes of knotwork, Celtic of course, and also Nordic, Antique and modern style.
Founded 19 Years ago
Apr 24, 2004


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Sassy-Cat-Sooo-Catty Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2019
I don't know if advertising is allowed but I thought I'd give it a try. I'm hosting a contest that members of this group might be interested in participating in.

Here's the details link--~~The Oracle Within-A Contest for Everyone-OPEN~~

If advertising isn't allowed please kindly forgive me and feel free to hide my comment! Thanks bunches! :heart:
roundtower Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2018   Traditional Artist
Por favor, ¿este grupo está vivo? Muchas Gracias.

Please, is this group still alive? Thanks very much.
EntwinedPride Featured By Owner Edited Apr 15, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just a question. Who selects what gets displayed in these groups on DA?
sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Each group has its own administrators who decide what is and is not accepted to the group.  In our case, J-LE7 is stepping in as co-founder to get the group moving again.  :)
EntwinedPride Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you Sidney.
J-LE7 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2018
Not sure I understand your question...

Here is roughly the process about the content:
- an artwork is proposed by a member of the group,
- it is accepted (or not) by the group (according its settings: automatically or manually),
- if the one who proposed the artwork is not the artist, the artist has to accept his artwork to be shown in the group.

About the overall group display, it depends a lot on how the Admins see the group subject and how they want to give the best promotion of the artists work.
:deviantart: groups have several tools the Admins have to imagine how to use them (for instance the journal or the favorites) for the group to be useful.

When there is a human intervention, there is always a part of subjectivity.
Being as factual as possible helps avoiding issues.

I hope I answered your question...
EntwinedPride Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
In other words it's whoever is admin then.
J-LE7 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2018
Depending A LOT on who is the Admin, yes. :nod:
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CutePastelStars Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017  Student Digital Artist
:bulletblue: Hello! I'm making an active RP/informational group for Wiccans, Pagans, and Heathens to contribute to and join. If you're interested in joining or contributing to it please reply to me. :)
roundtower Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017   Traditional Artist
Por favor, ¿este grupo está vivo? Muchas Gracias.

Please, is this group still alive? Thanks very much.
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