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Free Celtic Cross Stitch Basic Designs And Patterns

Jan 25, 2008
Celtic Cross Stitch is a simple yet elegant way of doing embroidery. This type of embroidery art is very old and is one of the most common and the most appreciated form of the cross stitch.

History has never come across a tribe that was equally famous for their art as they were for their warrior ship. Even after 25 centuries we still have their creative art alive. We have their stories, myths, metal engravings, knot works, tattoos, body arts, designs and knots. The Celts not only dwelt in Britain, Ireland, Spain, France, Germany but they have also live in Bohemia, Italy and Turkey. This is the same reason Irish, French, Germans, English and Italians particularly have Celtic patterns in their embroideries, tapestries, tattoos and jewelery.

The celtic cross stitch embroideries are predominantly a part of heritage in Irish, Scotts and Minx. The embroidery patterns from this art form are excessively used in our day to day routines from cushion covers to tapestries, from tea cozies to spectacles' covers and from clothes to wall hangings.

They also have the attributes of being rich in deep in colors and intricate designs, all which make them extraordinary eye catching and unique.

There are many celtic cross stitch patterns and designs which are typically embellished with patterns such as geometric, spirals, interlacing patterns, knot works, zoomorphic patterns and many more.

If you are starting out in this cross stitch, I would recommend you to try out their celtic knot works as they are particularly worth trying for. As these patterns can be from simple to very intricate ones, you can actually make a whole range of things for your own especially for your home decoration purposes.

So if Celtic art has ever inspired you either in form of clip arts or any other Celtic patterns, I would also recommend you to make a cross stitch of the same pattern on your favorite piece of clothing, your bag or even a wall hanging.

In fact, there are many ways which you can get ideas to cross stitch your art embroidery

You can also purchase a kit or get a pattern to make or you can even transform your favorite pattern into cross stitch pattern by pattern generating CDs or aids.

There are few basic celtic cross stitch designs and patterns for you to start things off. Below is the list of patterns to get you familiar with.

Simple x-shaped stitch - A cross stitch is very easy to make. Pass the needle with thread from one hole to the other diagonal hole at the corner of the square. Repeat with other two holes.

Half Stitch Pattern - There are actually two half stitches that overlap each other to make one cross stitch.

Quarter Stitch Pattern - Four of these stitches conjoin to make one cross stitch. But generally it is used alone as the length varies depending upon the celtic cross stitch fabric

Three Quarter Stitch Pattern - A three quarter stitch is made with one half stitch and one quarter stitch. A three quarter stitch is commonly used to add details in the cross stitch pattern

Back Stitch Pattern - Back stitch is generally used to make boundaries around the patterns and or to write alphabets in the patterns. This is a straight line made in the centre of the square bisecting it into two equal halves
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Check out Jennifer's celtic cross stitch site which offers you tons of cool free celtic cross stitch patterns and celtic designs for free. There are lot more to cover on this celtic cross stitch. So do yourself a favor and get to see her embroidery work at http://www.mycelticcrossstitch.com
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