Sunday, January 30, 2011

More St. Brigits Crosses...

I wanted to use up the reeds, so here's a few more crosses. I divided up the remaining reeds into grades of 4 from thick to thin, keeping the thinnest for tying the knots.

And then made a cross starting with the thin reeds, 3 of each grade. (I swear I'm not obsessive and a perfectionist!!)

There are other versions of St. Brigit's crosses, but they are not as common, and rarely seen. These were taken from the book Irish Folk Ways by E. Estyn Evans

This style of cross, called a God's Eye, is common among several cultures around the world. It is very easy to make out of yarn, and is a great project to do with kids, who might not be able to handle rushes.

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