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I am the craftiest daughter of a very crafty mother. She taught me a lot of crafty basics when I was young. In k-12, I used to get in trouble for drawing on my schoolwork. Later on I picked up a ...

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Celtic Maid Cross Stitch

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(10) Name: 'Embroidery : Celtic Maid Cross Stitch
Celtic Maid Cross Stitch
Celtic Maid Cross Stitch
Celtic Maid Cross Stitch
Celtic Maid Cross Stitch

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Cross Stitch

Pattern Description:

She's a medieval Celtic maiden wearing a lush green gown with trumpet sleeves and golden trim. A quaternary (four cornered) knot guards each corner of the pattern, each intertwined with flowering vines. So there are four corners in each of the four corners...heh heh!

There are several recognized meanings behind the quaternary knot. Pick the one that suits you:
The Four Directions, North South East West
The four seasons, Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
The four Latin Gospels in the Book of Kells
The four elements Earth Fire Water Air
The four Celtic festivals Samhain, Beltane, Imbolc, Lughnasadh
An emblem of Brigid also known as the Queen of the Four Fires she demonstrates four branched wisdom of hand hearth head and heart.

98 x 96 stitches
Measuring approximately 7.00" x 6.86" (on 14 Count Aida)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 7.00" x 6.86"


  • Aida or similar
  • DMC floss (see description)

You Will Also Need:

  • Needle, scissors