knots with no beginning or end
unicursal spiral tercet
Intersecting spirals become one line. The line can be traced from any point back to its origin.
chatoyant tercet knot
the quintessential knot
tercet chain knot
copper knot inlaid in wood
self-intersecting tercet knots with encompassment
You have to cheat a little to give the illusion of self-intersecting lines made out of a single piece of paper….
encompassed unicursal tercet knot
Ideal viewing conditions for this piece: strong sunlight with a nearby shadow to reflect in.
projected isometric tercet knot
This is a double-lined, triple-component knot based on an isometric grid. The rules of knot making are slightly bent with the double line, but half the fun of making your own system is breaking its rules. It is “projected” is because its construction uses small wooden dowels to lift the individual pieces above the surface.…
unicursal pentad knot
Follow the line with your eye. The line is unicursal, meaning there’s only one line. At first you might be tempted to assume there are five sections, and of course there are, but the radial symmetry is just a property of this particular line. These are probably the most difficult knots to design because you…