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Free celtic circle embroidered card pattern

Updated on June 5, 2012


I am fascinated Celtic design. Whether it is my Scottish blood or my graphic design background, I find the symmetry of Celtic knot work striking. So, I set out to combine Celtic design and embroidery to create this beautiful card. Here is how you can make one too.

Print out pattern.

Fold card stock. A bone file creates a crisp fold it you have one.

Tape the design to the card with painter’s tape. Painter’s tape is less likely to pull up paper with the tape is removed.

Open card and lay flat on a cushioned surface. I use several layers of felt. With a tack or needle poke hole uniformly around design.

Remove pattern from card but keep the pattern for reference. I embroidered this piece with DMC Precious Metal Effects E3821. To start, do not use knots but rather tape ends to card to both start and end.

I’ve taken a cold card stock that I found in the scrapbook craft isle and created a ½” frame. I’ve attached the frame with double-sided tape. I used the same card stock to hide the back side of the embroidery work.

I then added a bow made of a 1/8 inch gold ribbon with a tiny spot of hot glue.

Now all you have to do is find someone special to send it to!


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      sestasik 6 years ago

      Beautiful and simple. I'm definitely making one or two of these to go with Christmas gifts.

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      Susan Zutautas 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I do stain glass and was just thinking how beautiful the Celtic Circle would be done in a window hanging. Thank you for the inspiration.

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      andycool 6 years ago

      I'm also fascinated by Celtic patterns and designs. As a graphic designer and tattoo artist I love to incorporate Celtic knots, spirals or claddaghs in my artwork. The pattern you described in this hub is a Celtic knot. You teaches us to create a Celtic knot based artwork which is not only unique but it's aesthetic appeal is just magic! Thanks for sharing, voted up and awesome! - Andy

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      Faceless39 6 years ago from The North Woods, USA

      Very neat pattern and idea! Rated up, useful, and beautiful. I'd have never thought to sew paper, but apparently it works great. Cool design, thanks! :)