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I have Native American blood and follow a Native American religion. I also have a significant amount of Scots blood, so when I was designing the tattoos of my spirit helpers, Spider and Bear, I drew them as Celtic Knots. Years later, while courting my Irish wife, I drew Celtic Knots for her children. The first was a cat for her oldest daughter, Kitty. She looked at my tats and the kitty I drew for Kitty and noted that we had an Arachnid, Bear and Cat and should start an Alphabet. That was the beginning of The Celtic Knot Alphabet Coloring Book.
The Celtic Ranch, in Weston, MO, about an hour North of Kansas City, was the first store to carry it. When we checked back a few weeks later to determine if they needed more copies we were advised that customers were asking when we would do something new. So, we started our second Celtic Knot coloring book. Later that same year a friend of mine took interest and started coloring some of the images. Gwen has a good color sense and the results she created were striking. It was suggested that others might like to buy these beauties on T-shirts and we opened a shop on Cafe Press. That was in 2008. By December 2013 we had added Zazzle, Society6 and Deviant Art websites to Cafe Press to distribute the colored images and we were up to 14 books with 4 more in the works. In January of 2014 we partnered up with a seamstress who does historical and fantasy costuming. You can find her at Gwenwear.com. We have also been attending local Renaissance and Celtic Festivals as vendors. Many artisans we met along the way asked to use our images on items as varied as leather, embroidery, wood and even egg carving! In March of 2014 one of the vendors we met at a show decided to include some of our stock in his shop. If you live in Kansas City you can visit Enchanted Gifts at 2111 E. 151st St in Olathe. It's on the corner of 151st and Mur-Len by Austin's Bar and Grill. If not, please check out their website. In May of 2014 we visited the St. Louis Renaissance Fest and had the good fortune to see some dear friends we had lost touch with. Tom and Pat Hooper were actually my wife's introduction to participating in Ren Faires by giving her the opportunity to work in their store when they still had one at the KCRF. They have a beautiful website for the Pewter which they craft themselves. The next show we hope to get to is Figments and Filaments in April of '15. We've been slowing down on the shows somewhat, there is just so much to do. Hope to see you there.
We have drawn a lot of knots and made a lot of new friends. We look forward to more knots and more friends this year. Feel free to browse the shop and share your opinions, experiences and your Celtic Pride!
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