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Celebrate Your Past With Celtic Wedding Cross Stitch Patterns

Jan 8, 2008
Have you been invited to a wedding? Do the happy couple share a Celtic ancestory? Why not stitch them a Celtic wedding cross stitch sampler as a special gift. You will be able to include tradtional symbols and borders to create a keepsake to treasure.

Did you know that the expression "tying the knot" has Celtic origins? It is based on the custom of binding the bride and grooms hands together during the ceremony to signify the union of two people and is known as the handfasting. Even the word bride comes from the name of the Celtic Goddess and saint, Brigid.

LifeTime Samplers offers a sampler that records the names of the bride and groom and date of marriage. Dinky Dyes has a colorful sampler that also records the location of the wedding. There are so many different types of Celtic wedding cross stitch samplers that you are certain to find something you love

For those wishing to create their own Celtic wedding cross stitch designs, there is a book titled "Celtic Cross Stitch: 30 Alphabet, Animal and Knotwork Projects" by Gail Lawther. It was published in 1996 and has many different ideas for both beginning and experienced crafters. It allows someone to create patterns for samplers and embroidery designs for things like wedding dresses and christening robes.

"Celtic Cross Stitch Designs" by Carol Phillips is a wonderful book for anyone who likes to customize everyday items like napkins, tablecloths, picture frames and other things. This can be a fun way to help the couple celebrate their love of all things Celtic throughout the years.

For advanced crafters who want to create their own Celtic wedding cross stitch patterns, sites like Aon Celtic Art and Illumination (http://www.aon-celtic.com/) offers free resources for creating your own borders, and they also offer more complex cross stitch patterns for sale. Many can be used to create wedding samplers and other gifts.

With the rich heritage of the Celts behind the marriage, a glorious Celtic wedding cross stitch gift and their love for each other the happy couple's new life together will be off to a fantastic start.
About the Author
Julia Wigham is an experienced writer and co-owner of Patterns Patch cross stitch forums. An online cross stitch club whose subscribers get free: patterns, articles and tutorials. Come to our lively => cross stitch blogs right now.
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