This Irish cross stitch design celebrates Saint Brigid, also known as “Mary of the Gael”, who was an abbess and patroness of Ireland. She is furthermore the founder of the first Irish monastery in County Kildare, Ireland.
Born in Dundalk in 450 AD, St Brigid is accredited with first creating the unique cross which bears her name. This cross is normally hand created from rushes however occasionally straw is also used. The distinctive St. Brigid’s Cross design, made from woven rushes, is thought to keep evil, fire and hunger from the homes in which it is displayed
Design size is 7.5 x 7.3 inches when stitched on 16 count fabric.
DMC and Anchor versions given.