Saturday, March 13, 2010

Craft Project - St. Brigid Cross


I found the pattern for this pretty craft project in a current copy of Disney's FAMILY FUN magazine on a recent trip to the doctor's office with my daughter and grandchildren. I preferred to make my cross out of plain raffia, but found the pattern on-line. For instructions, click here...

http://familyfun.go.com/st-patricks-day/st-patricks-day-crafts/luck-of-the-straw-841010/

4 comments:

  1. What a great idea to use raffia! I made some St. Brigid crosses from wheat stocks this year, and have also used a variety of other plant materials--plus pipe cleaners when I make them with young children. I have a post about it on my website/blog if you want to check it out :)

    http://janegmeyer.wordpress.com/2010/01/25/fifth-century-weaving-a-saint-brigids-cross/

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  2. I would like to urge others to check out Jane's site above where she shares other ideas for making St. Brigid crosses. Very interesting and lovely! Thanks, Jane! :)

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  3. Here's another link on making St. Brigid Crosses:
    http://www.irishcultureandcustoms.com/1Kids/MakingBrigdXs.html

    Cindy Thomson
    http://www.brigidofireland.com

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  4. Hi, Cindy!

    It's been nearly a year, but I just now discovered your comment on my blog. Thanks for sharing another link to the St. Brigid Crosses and wow! I'm going to have to look for your book! It looks awesome and I'd love to read it. Thanks, again, for sharing!

    ~Rebecca

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