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It is easier to understand a Greek key if you consider the background as well.
|Here is a very simple pattern.|
|The blue meander is easy to see.|
|A Greek key pattern repeats itself. Here is one element.|
|Now look at just the background. This is the Greek key generator, as you can construct the rest of the key from this.|
|First, repeat the generator.|
|Now put a line above and below.|
|This is one style of Greek key - the inverse meander.|
|Colour the meander in to make the meander.|
|We can add extra lines at top and bottom to produce a meander and lines.|
|We can even add extra lines at top and bottom to the inverse meander to produce an inverse meander and lines.|
A Greek key is usually in a single colour, with a neutral background. So colouring the relevant patterns above in a single colour gives the different styles below. The generator is used to make a Greek key rather than being a pattern itself. It is also a good way to compare different keys. Change the Size, Design and Turns to get different sizes and patterns.
© Jo Edkins 2007 - Return to Greek key index