Newsletter on Roman mosaics, https://t.co/zqOST80htL this includes instructions and drawings on how to draw the vertical strand double guilloche border pattern.
There is another newsletter out with details of the first workshop dates here in Bury St Edmund’s for next year plus an offer on the online courses in Roman mosaics. These courses have no cut off date, once enrolled you always have access so you can take all the time you need. http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=2d14fb301256a220cb56590ad&id=e3e4c4c81f
Here is another video detailing the 2 day course in Roman geometric mosaics that is held at the workshop here in Suffolk. For more information go to the website here
Places still left for this course in a few weeks, 13th – 14th August.
The course will still follow the format of the geometric manual but with a change in emphasis to align it with the new video course. This will make more sense in looking at the long term learning.
£190.00 per person which includes all materials. More details on it are here
Public video but using the same format as those in the database. This one shows how to draw out a Solomon’s knot geometric Roman mosaic motif.
This shows how small this pattern can go to be set as a border. Using tesserae which are 10mm (7/16″) will give you a 24cm x 24cm (9 1/2″ x 9 1/2″) square to put a centre piece in.1. Mark a centre point and draw in horizontal, vertical and diagonal lines.
Mark line A on the horizontal to the measurement shown. This will sit between the diagonal lines. Do the same all the way round to create the square.
B is the outer line, 14cm out from A.
2. Mark the first of the single white centre tesserae, D on the diagonal lines. This will be 7cm (2 1/4″) from the side.
mark the other centre tesserae along the mid line and these will be 9.5cm (3 6/8″) apart which will give you, including the corner ones, 5 centre tesserae.
3. And that’s it, just draw in the pattern, refer to 4 if you need to. Note, this drawing isn’t to scale but drawing 4 is.
This is the minimum size that you can set with this border, you can make it slightly smaller by using just 2 lines of colour tesserae instead of 3, in which case you need to reduce the mesurements accordingly.