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Once you have chosen a type of Greek key, you can have more or less complicated versions of it. A Greek key is essentially a double spiral, and the more complicated versions have more turns. The meander part of the Greek key is rather confusing to work out. It is best to look at the background. Below one piece of the background is coloured (this would be half of the generator) and you can see that it has a number of turns from zero to four. You don't have to stop at four, obviously. You can make it as complicated as you want!
The turns really refer to the generator rather than the meander. In some of the patterns, zero turns tends to degenerate to the same basic pattern, so for most of these, I have allowed an extra turn to produce more patterns.
Below, you can see the effect of more turns for different patterns. Change the Size, Design and Style to get different sizes and patterns.
© Jo Edkins 2007 - Return to Greek key index