Definition of knotwork in English:



  • [mass noun] Ornamental work consisting of or representing intertwined and knotted cords.

    • ‘She enjoys needlework and Celtic knotwork and reading.’
    • ‘One noticeable change is a movement away from embroidery based in Celtic zoomorphics and interlacing knotwork toward more geometric, abstract designs.’
    • ‘They were often carved with delicate patterns of interlaced knotwork and the heads of fabulous beasts.’
    • ‘It is beautifully illustrated with colorful Celtic knotwork from the Lindisfarne Gospels.’
    • ‘Interlace can vary from simple two-strand twists used as linear borders to three or four-strand bands which can form roundels, knotwork, or squares, or fill entire panels.’